Somehow, in a two-part series featuring a plethora of former five-stars and future high-round draft picks, the underlying hero for Clemson has been a former walk-on receiver who stands at 5-foot-10, 180 pounds.
In fact, his 11 catches between the Orange Bowl (semifinal) and the national title game accounted for 33 percent of his production for the entire season.
In that initial matchup, Alabama mostly employed linebackers and a nickel corner to combat Clemson’s slot savant.
However, Renfrow’s long of the day, 31 yards, came against the then-true freshman – Fitzpatrick served as Alabama’s 'Star' defensive back in 2015 before moving to safety in 2016 – as did both of his touchdowns.
Renfrow was targeted 13 times in the second national title game, catching 10 passes for 92 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
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