The players on the all-decade team of the 2010s were among all Super 11 selections from 2010-19 and – more important for this project -- their high school, college and professional accomplishments were all a part of the selection process.
A member of the 2013 Super 11 team, Watson finished his career at Gainesville High with a state-record 13,077 passing yards. Watson passed for 4,593 yards and 41 touchdowns at Clemson in 2016 and led the Tigers past Alabama 35-31 in the College Football Playoff Championship game.
Watson was selected No. 12 overall in the 2017 NFL draft. Off-the-field issues kept Watson sidelined for the entire 2021 season, but earlier this year he signed the largest contract of guaranteed money in NFL history ($230 million).
Lawrence, the top pick in the 2021 NFL draft, started 17 games as a rookie -- his first pro season after a highly decorated high school and college career. A 2017 Super 11 selection, Lawrence finished his career at Cartersville High with 13,902 passing yards - eclipsing Watson’s state record along the way - and led Clemson to another national title as a freshman in 2018.