Jadeveon Clowney Named All-America Player of the Year

National Vote Presented by AT&T

COLUMBIA, SC Jan. 8, 2013 – University of South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was selected as college football’s All-America Player of the Year presented by AT&T. The award is decided solely by a fan vote.

Jadeveon Clowney - Outback Bowl

Jadeveon Clowney – Outback Bowl

In 2012, the 6-6, 256-pound sophomore from Rock Hill, S.C., finished the season with 54 tackles, including 40 solo stops. He logged a school record 23.5 tackles for loss, including a school record 13.0 sacks. He also forced three fumbles and recovered one. He tied for second in the country in tackles for loss and was tied for third in sacks.

The hit heard round the world.

The hit heard round the world.

Clowney was a unanimous first-team All-American, just the second in South Carolina history, joining 1980 Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers. He also finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy balloting and was the Ted Hendricks Award winner as the nation’s top defensive end.

Previous winners of the AT&T All-America Player of the Year include Cedric Benson (2005), Vince Young (2006), Brady Quinn (2007), Michael Crabtree (2008), Graham Harrell (2009), Colt McCoy (2010) and Robert Griffin III (2011).

Posted in: Columbia SC, Football
Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

About the Author:

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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