At 6-foot-4 and 342 pounds, former Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence is a mountain of a man.
Entering his third season with the New York Giants, Lawrence spent the offseason training in an effort to be in the best shape of his career. When asked if he was interested in either shedding a few pounds or gaining a few, Lawrence jokingly explained it was all about maintaining outside appearances.
“I was just trying to maintain and shape my body kind of thing,” Lawrence told the media on Thursday. “I’m going to be big all my life, so just make it look good. Keep my sexy on.”
On a serious note, Lawrence said his biggest goal of the offseason was ensuring he had mastered all of the nuances that go along with playing his position.
“My focus this offseason was learning the position more,” Lawrence said. “I know there’s a lot that I watched myself on tape that I didn’t exactly know what to do, and this whole offseason, I worked on learning my position so I won’t have those hiccups again.”
Lawrence said he expects even more of himself than he has shown over his first two seasons in the league. After starting 31 of his 32 career games to date, he wants to do any and everything he can to help the Giants win more games.
“I expect more from myself,” he said. “My main focus is helping the team win games. Whatever I can do to help the team win games is what I would do. I push everybody in practice. The whole D-line, we root for each other. We want to see each other be great. So, that’s the whole goal in the room is to help everybody be great.”
Clemson and Notre Dame have released depth charts ahead of this weekend’s matchup at Death Valley.
For the second time this season, Clemson will be an underdog at home.
Despite Clemson’s astonishing loss to Miami, the Tigers will head to Raleigh next week favored over NC State.