Clemson Quarterback Who Was Replaced By Trevor Lawrence Is Now Trying To Join The WWE

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Remember Kelly Bryant?

The name may not ring a bell for some, but should for more die hard college football fans.

Bryant was the starting quarterback for the Clemson Tigers in 2017 and led the team to an ACC Championship before losing the College Football Playoff semifinals to Alabama.

But Bryant is more well-known as the quarterback that was replaced by then true freshman Trevor Lawrence before Lawrence led the Tigers to a national championship game

Bryant was solid in his first year as a starter. He finished the 2017 season with 2,802 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions as well as 665 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns.

But he got off to a shaky start the following year and after suffering a concussion, Lawrence took the reins and never looked back.

Bryant eventually transferred to Missouri for his senior season before brief stints in both the CFL and the Fan Controlled Football League.

Now it appears it’s time for another challenge.

Former Clemson QB Kelly Bryant To Attend WWE Tryout

ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg reports that Bryant is one of 50 former college athletes (men and women) who will try out for the WWE this week ahead of WrestleMania in Los Angeles.

The WWE regularly using college sports as a scouting pool for its next group of stars. In fact, the company launched its own NIL program dubbed WWE Next In Line in 2021. The aim of the program is to target college athletes who the company feels could become the next WWE superstar.

Bryant definitely fits the bill at 6-foot-4, 225 pounds.

Those competing in the tryout process will undergo physical testing as well as an interview process, similar to that of the NFL combine.

Previously, the company has welcomed stars such as 2022 Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson and former Illinois tight end Luke Ford via its college scouting program.

The company caps the week with WrestleMania 39 at SoFi Stadium on Saturday and Sunday.