Why should this nominee be considered for the Broyles Award?
On a staff that includes two former Broyles Award winners (Offensive Coordinator Tony Elliott and Defensive Coordinator Brent Venables), Brandon Streeter’s work with Clemson’s quarterbacks has powered one of the nation’s top passing offenses in the midst of one of the winningest eras by a single program in major college football history. Beyond the work Streeter has done in helping develop Trevor Lawrence, whom many observers have dubbed as a “generational talent,” over the last three years, his body of work has been evident in the performance of true freshman quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei. Filling in for Lawrence for two starts, Uiagalelei went 59-for-85 (69.4 pct.) for 781 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions as well as two rushing touchdowns, including 439 yards at No. 4 Notre Dame, the most ever thrown against the Irish. In fact, since joining Clemson, Streeter’s Tigers have started a true freshman quarterback 13 times, posting an 12-1 record in those games thanks to his development of young quarterbacks.
Coach's Past Performance
In his five previous full seasons, helped Clemson to five straight ACC titles, five straight CFP berths, four national championship berths and two national titles … In 2019, helped Trevor Lawrence extend his streak of consecutive victories to open his career to 25, one shy of the FBS record by a starting quarterback. It was tied for the sixth-longest streak by an FBS starting quarterback at any point of a career … Helped Lawrence throw for 66 touchdown passes across his first two seasons, the most by an ACC quarterback through a sophomore year … In 2018, helped Lawrence become the first true freshman starting quarterback to win a national title since Oklahoma’s Jamelle Holieway in 1985. Lawrence was a second-team All-ACC honoree, freshman All-American and ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year … Helped Lawrence win the Archie Griffin Award in 2018 as the nation’s most valuable player … Earned Quarterbacks Coach of the Year from 247Sports in 2017 for his work with Kelly Bryant … Coached Clemson’s first two-time Heisman Trophy finalist, Deshaun Watson, a two-time recipient of the Davey O’Brien and Manning awards …Coached the 2015 Tigers to 11 consecutive games with at least 500 yards of total offense, a school record.
Team Record and Standings
Clemson is 7-1 and ranks No. 4 in the country … Clemson’s only loss came in double overtime on the road against the program presently ranked No. 2 in the country (Notre Dame) … Clemson is presently second in the ACC and controls it destiny for a potential rematch with Notre Dame in the ACC Championship Game.
Clemson has scored 363 points this season, the program’s most points through the first eight games of a season in school history …Clemson has scored at least 34 points in each of its first eight games, joining 2013 Florida State as the only ACC teams ever to score 34 or more points in each of the first eight games of a season …Clemson’s 45.4 points per game currently sit ahead of the school record of 44.3 per game set in 2018, when Clemson went 15-0 and won the national championship …Clemson is averaging 503.6 yards of offense per game, which, if sustained, would represent only the seventh season in school history averaging 500 yards per game …Clemson is averaging 353.6 passing yards per game, which is roughly 20 yards ahead of the school record of 333.9 yards per game set in 2016 …Clemson is on pace to throw interceptions on fewer than one percent of passes this season, which would be a first in school history … Clemson isoutgunningopponents by 199 yards per game this season, the most of any Power Five program.
Individual Player Stats
Has helped Trevor Lawrence complete 662-of-995 (66.5 pct.) career passes for 8,778 yards with 83 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, including going 135-for-191 (70.7 pct.) passes for 1,833 yards with 17 touchdowns and two interceptions this season … As of Nov. 24, Lawrence is 31-1 as a starter, one win why of tying the Clemson record for wins by a starting quarterback … Lawrence has thrown an interception on only 1.41 percent of his passes, a Clemson career record among qualified quarterbacks …Across the 2019 and 2020 campaigns, Lawrence threw a school-record 366 pass attempts without an interception, the second-longest streak in ACC history. In all, he went 364 calendar days between an interception at Louisville on Oct. 19, 2019 and his next interception on Oct. 17, 2020 at Georgia Tech …Lawrence sits fourth among all active FBS players in career passing touchdowns and third in career touchdown responsibility (touchdowns scored or thrown) …Lawrence’s 83 career passing touchdowns are fourth-most in ACC history, and his 97 touchdowns for which he’s responsible are fifth in conference history.