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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Jon Gruden has already altered one aspect of rookie minicamp for the Oakland Raiders based on what the team did in the draft.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Hunter Renfrow is not sure even he would believe his story if he read it somewhere: The smallish, walk-on receiver overlooked by nearly everyone becomes the biggest man on campus with his catch to win a national championship.
Renfrow is even marrying the homecoming queen.
"I mean, it's perfect," Renfrow said with a smile. "But it was a lot of work."
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Clemson wide receiver Hunter Renfrow has won the Burlsworth Trophy, which goes to the top college football who began his career as a walk-on.
Renfrow was chosen over finalists California running back Patrick Laird and Wyoming safety Marcus Epps.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — While Clemson coach Dabo Swinney feels like this season has gone by quickly, his time with his record-setting seniors probably has slipped by even faster.
Clemson (10-0, 7-0 ACC) looks to complete a perfect run through the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season when it faces Duke (7-3, 3-3) on Saturday night.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says injured quarterback Trevor Lawrence will play against Wake Forest.
Lawrence missed the second half of fourth-ranked Clemson's 27-23 win over Syracuse last week after taking a hard hit right before halftime.
At first Swinney said Lawrence had concussion-like symptoms. On Monday, coaches said Lawrence's injury was more of a neck strain.
Hunter Renfrow can't walk anywhere around Clemson without the same topic quickly coming up: What's happening at quarterback?
"It's all people want to know about, all the time," said the Tigers' senior receiver.
That's an odd situation for Clemson given it returns a starter in Kelly Bryant who led the team to 12 wins, its third straight Atlantic Coast Conference championship and another spot in the College Football Playoff.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sure, Hunter Renfrow is smart and hard-working.
He's also an amazing athlete.
Without a doubt, Minkah Fitzpatrick has some enormous physical skills.
He's also a thoughtful student of the game.
The key Sugar Bowl matchup — Clemson's big-play receiver vs. Alabama's do-everything defensive back — is also an apt reminder of how racially tinged stereotypes diminish players of all shapes, sizes and colors.
Jalen Hurts never has to look far for a reminder of the national championship game loss to Clemson.
No. 4 Alabama's quarterback only needs to turn on his phone, which sports a photo of him walking off the field afterward.
"As many times as I open up my phone, I don't look at it like, 'Dang, I lost to Clemson.' I don't do that every time," Hurts said. "But it's definitely there, it's definitely a motivating factor and it's always been."
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When a championship is in the balance, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney knows he can count on Hunter Renfrow.
The receiver had a pair of touchdown catches as the fourth-ranked Tigers won their fourth straight over rival South Carolina 34-10 on Saturday night. The victory kept Clemson on track for a third consecutive trip to the College Football Playoff.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — It seems impossible for any Clemson fan to overlook 5-foot-11 Hunter Renfrow after his game-winning catch clinched the Tigers first national title in 35 years.
But there was Renfrow at a Brazilian steakhouse on Hilton Head this summer alongside bigger teammates — defensive linemen Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence and offensive lineman Mitch Hyatt — all projected as high NFL draft picks the next two seasons.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is honoring Clemson University's NCAA champion football team, calling its victory a title "for the ages."
The Clemson Tigers won the national championship in January with a thrilling 35-31 victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Trump says it was one of the greatest games he ever watched.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Around 70,000 smiling, cheering football fans turned out for the biggest party Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has thrown yet at Death Valley to celebrate the school's first national championship in 35 years.
Last year, more than 30,000 people showed up for Swinney's pizza party when Clemson was picked for its first College Football Playoff berth after the 2015 season. This gathering topped that, with all but the highest rows filled at the 80,000-seat Memorial Stadium.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — About 6,000 Clemson fans turned out Tuesday to welcome their national champion Tigers, capping a giddy day of celebration after their team toppled Alabama.
People screamed as the buses pulled up, calling out "DE-SHAUN" over and over as Tigers' star quarterback Deshaun Watson walked with his luggage and national championship hat into Clemson's football building.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Deshaun Watson took the snap, rolled right and with one of the easiest throws he had to make all night, completed Clemson's journey to the top of college football.
A frantic fourth quarter and a championship rematch between Clemson and Alabama was decided with 1 second left on a 2-yard touchdown toss to Hunter Renfrow.
"I couldn't hear the crowd," Watson said. "I just felt at peace."
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says there should have been a foul called on the Tigers' game-winning touchdown against Alabama, and it should have been called on the Crimson Tide.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is paying tribute to Tigers wide receiver Hunter Renfrow the morning after the former walk-on caught a touchdown pass with 1 second left to win the national championship.
Renfrow caught a 2-yard pass from Deshaun Watson to give Clemson its dramatic 35-31 win over Alabama on Monday night.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — You thought last year's College Football Playoff championship game was great?
The rematch was even better. And it will take a place in the history books.
Clemson won its first national title since 1981 with its 35-31 victory over top-ranked Alabama on Monday night, avenging its 45-40 loss in last year's championship game.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mike Williams took a few steps backward after the final snap, flopped to the ground and waited for the confetti to start falling.
It was his least acrobatic move of the night.
Williams, Hunter Renfrow and Jordan Leggett were every bit as integral to Clemson's first national championship since 1981 as quarterback and offensive MVP Deshaun Watson.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steve Sarkisian dialed up a timely trick play, a pass that worked to perfection and plenty of hand-offs to Bo Scarbrough.
The combination nearly added up to a triumphant debut for Sarkisian as Alabama's offensive coordinator — on the biggest stage in college football. Almost.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Thank you, Clemson.
College football needed this.
Thank you, Alabama.
A fallen champion, but thoroughly magnificent.
In a sequel that proved to be even more of a blockbuster than the original, Deshaun Watson and the Tigers went to the 59th minute and 59th second of the national championship game to finally topple one of the greatest dynasties in the history of sports Monday night.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Clemson's championship victory over Alabama on Monday night wasn't short on excitement. But it sure took a long time.
The final of the College Football Playoff lasted 4 hours, 8 minutes, making it the longest title game since the introduction of the Bowl Championship Series in 1998.
Clemson needed every last second to beat Alabama 35-31, getting a 2-yard touchdown pass from Deshaun Watson to Hunter Renfrow for the go-ahead score with a second remaining.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the College Football Playoff national title game (all times local):
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Running back Wayne Gallman was knocked out of third-ranked Clemson's game against North Carolina State after getting injured in the first quarter, and receiver Hunter Renfrow left in the fourth after hitting his head on the ground while trying to make a catch.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's mission this week: Hang on to passes and eliminate the drops.
The usually sure-handed receivers for the fifth-ranked Tigers (2-0) have played like there's grease on their hands. The group had eight drops in a way-too-close 30-24 win over Troy last week and they want to turn things around against South Carolina State (0-2) on Saturday.