@Trevorlawrencee & I got together with representatives from every Power 5 conference via Zoom Call and this is what we decided upon— 𝐃𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧 𝐑𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐫 (@D_Rench_) August 10, 2020
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I had never heard of Rencher, and just assumed he was also a star player. SI:
Darien Rencher is a reserve running back in the Clemson football program. The rising fifth year senior and former walk-on is also possibly one of the most inspirational stories on the team.
Rencher is a product of TL Hannah High School in Anderson, just down the road from Clemson. After a stellar freshman season in high school, interest in the running back started to soar.
However, after tearing his left ACL playing basketball before his sophomore season. then tearing the ACL in his right knee, along with his MCL and PCL in a preseason scrimmage the following year, most teams started to back off.
Two surgically repaired knees would not deter the 5' 9" 195 pound running back, and he would eventually earn a spot on the Clemson roster as a walk-on. After redshirting in 2016, he played 42 snaps the next two seasons before finally earning a scholarship in 2018.