I think Jadeveon Clowney of the South Carolina Gamecocks should’ve garnered more Heisman attention.
I thought Clowney should’ve won more defensive awards.
At least there’s this (and next year, when, if he plays a little bit better than he did this year he should achieve all of the aforementioned things):
Clowney is now the second ever Gamecock to become a consensus first team All American. George Rogers is the other Carolina player to hold that distinction.
The Rock Hill native earned the title after being named to the Football Writers Association of America’s All-America Team.
After it was all said and done, Clowney earned first team All-American honors from the Associated Press, Sporting News, Walter Camp Football Foundation, American Football Coaches Association and FWAA.
Clowney had one of the best seasons of any defender in the nation this year; He made 50 tackles (37 solo), 21.5 tackles for loss (for 102 lost yards), 13 sacks for 73 yards and two forced fumbles. For good measure he also broke up two passes.
For his career Clowney has 86 tackles, 33.5 tackles for loss, 21 sacks, seven forced fumbles and three broken up passes.
Should Clowney continue to add to his game and gain muscle, there’s little doubt he’ll be a top five pick in next years draft and win almost every defensive award there is next year.