So in case you didn’t hear, Jadeveon Clowney was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. And for the most part, the interview went basically the way you’d expect it to go.
Clowney and Fallon talked about his height growing up and his mother bringing birth certificates to prove that he was indeed not too old to play (“They were like, ‘This guy’s too tall to be able to play with these guys. I was like, ‘Come on now’,”), his upcoming payday (“I’m not a millionaire yet. I’m still broke”), and his mom (“I think she loves this more than I am right now”) who he promised to take care of once he gets signed (“I’m going to buy her a house”).
After that, Fallon put his speed to the test as he ran his own 40-yard dash (h/t The Tonight Show on Tumblr for the GIFs):
6.9. Not even close to Clowney’s 4.53 at the combine.
Twitter generally loved the appearance:
I know I'm a Clemson student, but I'm not going to lie, Clowney seems like one cool dude.
— Cody Key (@Cody_Key) May 8, 2014
Clowney's buying his mom a house. I respect that. She took care of you so take care of her.
— piper chapman. (@_KAYseClosed) May 8, 2014
Clowney with the "Yes, sirs." That's right! We raise our boys right here in the South! #FallonTonight
— Taylor (@tayrhodes) May 8, 2014
— Devon Page (@paged417) May 8, 2014
Jadeveon Clowney is super humble. Stay like that for as long as you can my dude, bc starting tomorrow your life is gonna change. Good luck.
— L e x ✨ (@itslexielou) May 8, 2014
Ever since Clowney realized he is about to rich as hell, he is always so light hearted and fun and comical
— Brandon Turner (@el_Chosen_one) May 8, 2014
Hard to believe, but in just hours, this young man’s life will change forever. Let’s hope he keeps up the outlook and charisma that he showed this evening.