Trevor Lawrence donates $20,000 to Jacksonville charities as a response to wedding gifts

By Jack Owens April 25, 2021
Now that's a generous alternative to thank you notes!

When you are the presumptive No. 1 pick in this year’s NFL draft, it is hard to keep the fame from getting to your head. Yet, for Trevor Lawrence of Clemson University, he has had no trouble starting off on the right foot in his predicted new home of Jacksonville, Florida, donating $20,000 to the Jacksonville community for their kindness and gifts after his recent wedding.

Trevor Lawrence, the former star quarterback at Clemson University, is pretty certain he will be starting his career off in Jacksonville, as the Jaguars have the first pick in the 2021 NFL draft, and the fans couldn’t be happier.

The 21-year-old married long-time girlfriend Marissa in early April of this year, and the newly-weds were immediately showered with wedding gifts and donations to charities of their choosing by Jaguar fans. The couple expressed their gratitude in a tweet, and announced their generous donation of $20,000 to charities in Jacksonville.

Lawrence has been talked about since he was a star in high-school, and in his three years with Clemson, scored 108 total touchdowns, winning 97% of his games as a starter. But, his prowess as a player is not the only thing that keeps Lawrence in the headlines.

Lawrence has continually used his platform as an elite college athlete to fight racial injustice and promote social change. In the fall of 2020, along with other college football stars from across the country, created a five-point plan to create real change, and posted it to Twitter, along with this statement:

“Over the course of the past year, our country has witnessed some of the most atrocious racial injustices against countless Black and African-American people. Too many have fallen victim to racial injustice and system inequities. Enough is enough. Real change must come.”

He has been a spokesman for his team and athletes across the country in regards to social change, and has remained humble despite the fame that comes with his platform.

“So grateful and thankful for my wife and all the people in our life,” Lawrence captioned the Instagram post of his wedding.