Jan 1, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) holds up the championship trophy as the South Carolina Gamecocks beat the Wisconsin Badgers 34-24 in the Capital One Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Jadeveon Clowney does Jimmy Fallon, shows why he's tough to hate

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:

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.

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