South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney appears to have a good grasp on what he needs to accomplish in his final college football season.
If only he had a grasp on how he got his name.
“I have no clue,” a smiling Clowney said at SEC media days. “My mom came up with that name. I guess she got it from my dad, who’s named David, but they just picked a J. A lot of the names in our family start with a J with the last name C.”
Owning a unique name and unique talent, Clowney is the heavy favorite to be the top pick in the 2014 NFL draft. The 6-foot-6, 266-pound junior from Rock Hill, S.C., will not keep anyone guessing as to whether he will come back for his senior year, having stated he “wanted to do three years” when he arrived as a freshman.
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