HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - On Monday, the two best teams in college football take the field for the final game of the season.
However, for one Myrtle Beach family, the game is yet another chapter in one of the greatest storylines sports can create.
Whether it’s rags to riches, a Cinderella story, or zero to hero, any of these clichés can be used to perfectly sum up Hunter Renfrow’s career as a wide receiver for the Clemson Tigers.
“I came to school without a scholarship so there was a lot of uncertainty, but I’ve been extremely blessed and I feel like God’s wanted me at Clemson,” Renfrow said. “And I feel like I’ve obeyed him and he’s been able to bless me through it.”
Those who are from the Grand Strand – even if they don’t cheer for Clemson - likely know his name.
When Renfrow became quarterback at Socastee High School, he brought the Braves some first-ever success, winning 12 games in back-to-back seasons.
After wearing a red shirt his freshman year at Clemson, Renfrow recorded a total of 184 receptions for 2,123 yards over four years.
Monday marks the end of an era, as the Tigers’ Mr. Reliable takes the field for the last time when he and his team once again battle the Alabama Crimson Tide to determine the national champion.
It’s an era that includes four touchdowns in two national championship games against the Tide, one of those clinching the win in 2017. His game-winning grab landed him a spot on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
That was a moment Renfrow said was a lifetime in the making.
“It showed me that dreams could come true. That’s something that you grow up dreaming of,” he said.