Opinion: Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, Darien Rencher outline what #WeWantToPlay means to college football players


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College football players’ push behind the #WeWantToPlay hashtag on Twitter and across all social media platforms is more than them just trying to save their seasons.

What they really mean is #WeWantAVoice.

The players aren’t just stating the obvious, that they don’t want college football to be shut down by school presidents and athletics directors because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course they want to play. They are making it known that they deserve to have a say in something that affects their own health and futures. If players are allowed to opt out, why can’t they opt in?

“I don’t think we’re trying to revolt as much as we’re trying to merge together and unite,” said Clemson running back Darien Rencher during a video conference after the Tigers’ practice Monday.

Rencher and Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence, two of the outspoken leaders on campus in peaceful protests in support of Black Lives Matter in the…

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