Clowney named consensus All-American - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Clowney named consensus All-American

Jadeveon Clowney Jadeveon Clowney

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – University of South Carolina sophomore defensive end Jadeveon Clowney continues to garner postseason accolades. The Rock Hill, S.C. product was named first team All-American by both the Associated Press and ESPN.com on Tuesday.

Clowney, a 6-6, 256-pounder, set new South Carolina standards for sacks in a season (13.0), tackles for loss in a season (21.5) and sacks in a single game (4.5 vs. Clemson) during the 2012 campaign. He has been tabbed as the Hendricks Award winner, which recognizes the nation’s top defensive end, and was a finalist for the Nagurski, Lombardi and Bednarik awards.

In addition to the AP and ESPN.com first-team selections,he has been named first-team All-American by Walter Camp, AFCA, Sporting News,CBSSports.com and FoxSportsNext.com. He was the coaches’ choice as the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, and was a first-team All-SEC selection by both the coaches and the Associated Press.

Clowney is the fourth Gamecock to earn first-team All-America honors in the past four seasons, following Eric Norwood (2009), Alshon Jeffery (2010) and Melvin Ingram (2011).

With four of the five primary All-America teams announced (AP, AFCA, Walter Camp and Sporting News), Clowney has secured the “consensus” All-America tag, joining Gamecock greats George Rogers (1980), Del Wilkes (1984) and Melvin Ingram (2011) with that distinction.

Copyright 2012 WIS. All rights reserved.

  • SEC FootballSEC CoverageMore>>

  • Georgia CB Parrish not ruled out for opener after surgery

    Georgia CB Parrish not ruled out for opener after surgery

    Sunday, August 20 2017 3:42 PM EDT2017-08-20 19:42:20 GMT
    Source: FacebookSource: Facebook

    Georgia coach Kirby Smart says there is still a chance cornerback Malkom Parrish could be ready for the start of the season following surgery last week to repair a broken bone in his foot.

    More >>

    Georgia coach Kirby Smart says there is still a chance cornerback Malkom Parrish could be ready for the start of the season following surgery last week to repair a broken bone in his foot.

    More >>
  • Arkansas' Broyles remembered as coach, mentor at celebration

    Arkansas' Broyles remembered as coach, mentor at celebration

    Saturday, August 19 2017 6:50 PM EDT2017-08-19 22:50:24 GMT
    Saturday, August 19 2017 10:44 PM EDT2017-08-20 02:44:16 GMT
    Frank Broyles was remembered as a championship coach, father, mentor, athletic director and guide for caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer's disease during a memorial celebration at Arkansas' Bud Walton Arena.More >>
    Frank Broyles was remembered as a championship coach, father, mentor, athletic director and guide for caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer's disease during a memorial celebration at Arkansas' Bud Walton Arena.More >>
  • Coach O talks to media after preseason scrimmage

    Coach O talks to media after preseason scrimmage

    LSU head football coach Ed Orgeron will meet with the media, as LSU gets ready to begin the fall semester and the Tigers gear up for a hopefully success season.

    More >>

    LSU head football coach Ed Orgeron will meet with the media, as LSU gets ready to begin the fall semester and the Tigers gear up for a hopefully success season.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly