Jadeveon Clowney eager for third and final season with South Carolina

South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney talks with reporters during the Southeastern Conference football media days in Hoover, Ala., Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

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South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney talks with reporters during the Southeastern Conference football media days in Hoover, Ala., Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

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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murrayvol writes:

I'm really looking forward to his departure as well.

Stay healthy young man.

sly_stone99#434111 writes:

Stay classy JC, Johnny Football has cameras watching him 24/7. He's minutes from a meltdown. Let him be an example of what not to do. Eyes are on you whether you want them or not. Have a great season except on Oct 19th.

bUTch_please writes:

I know Tiny will be ready.

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