Lawson was named to the preseason All-ACC team as a junior. In 2014, he helped Clemson lead the nation in total defense and tackles for loss when he had 44 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks. He started one game behind All-American Vic Beasley, but actually finished the year with more tackles than Beasley.
Mac Lain also made the preseason All-ACC team announced in July. He is also a candidate for the Allstate Good Hands team this year. The graduate student from Hope Mills, N.C. has helped Clemson to a 32-7 record and three top 15 finishes in both polls since 2012.