One of Clemson’s all-time favorites is getting paid in the NFL.
Renfrow was drafted in the fifth round by the Raiders in 2019, would have been in the final year of his rookie contract in 2022 while earning $2,540,000.
In addition to the extensions listed above the Raiders acquired Davante Adams to be their number one receiver, with Renfrow continuing to work his magic out of the slot position.
At Clemson, from 2015-2019 Renfrow caught 186 passes for 2,133 yards and 15 touchdowns, including the game winner with one second to go against Alabama in the 2016 National Championship game.
He became an all-time Clemson fan favorite for his consistent play, humble beginnings and and aw shucks attitude.
Besides the game winning catch, Renfrow also made an important tackle early in the third quarter with Alabama leading 14-7. Will Anderson scooped up a Wayne Gallman fumble and was headed to the end zone unabated before Renfrow cut his knees from under him at the Clemson 15 yard line.
Alabama eventually settled for a field goal and a 10 point lead, but that opened the way for the Tigers rally.
The 26 year old Renfrow has 208 receptions for 2,299 yards and fifteen touchdowns with the Raiders, including 103 receptions for 1,038 yards and nine touchdowns in 2021 in a breakout season.
Renfrow’s remarkable rise from unknown recruit to NFL star is the stuff of legend
Renfrow has gone from a 0 star recruit out of Socastee High School, to a star college player catching the game winning pass in the National Championship, to an NFL wide receiver with $21,000,000 guaranteed over the next two seasons.
It’s been a remarkable rise for one of the good guys in the game and one of Clemson’s favorite sons.