The Clemson Tigers have had an unlikely hero step up early in the national championship game, as they pulled ahead of the Alabama Crimson Tide late in the first quarter.
Clemson star quarterback Deshaun Watson led the Tigers down the field on a seven-play, 73-yard drive that was capped off by his second touchdown pass to freshman wide receiver Hunter Renfrow.
Clemson takes a 14-7 lead on Hunter Renfrow's second TD catch of the night: pic.twitter.com/YoVEkCtXHV
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) January 12, 2016
Prior to the national championship, Renfrow was not an important part of the Tigers offensive attack.
#Clemson FR WR Hunter Renfro with 2 TD catches in the 1st quarter. He only had 3 in the Tigers first 14 games.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 12, 2016
It has been a great start for the Tigers. Clemson will hope to keep the momentum going as they look to close out the season with a perfect record.
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