Posted July 16, 2013

Gamecocks’ Jadeveon Clowney says several college quarterbacks are ‘scared’

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South Carolina All-American Jadeveon Clowney said he is not thinking about the Heisman Trophy. (Getty Images)

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney had plenty to say Tuesday during the Southeastern Conference’s annual media day.

Among the topics that Clowney, a first-team All-American and SEC Defensive Player of the Year last year, discussed was the Heisman Trophy:

“The Heisman is not a big deal for me,” he said, via CBSSports.com. “Winning the SEC championship’s a big deal to me. Getting drafted high is a big deal.”

How to stay out of trouble in college:

“Just stay out of bars and stay off Twitter,” he said.

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And who is scared of the Gamecocks defense:

“You can see in his eyes that he’s scared of our D-line,” Clowney said about Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd, who he sacked 4.5 times last season in a 27-17 victory. “He is scared every time we play them. I know he’s listening to this right now, but I’m telling the truth.”

Clowney, who had 13 sacks, 23.5 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles last season, said Georgia’s Aaron Murray and Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez were also “scared” quarterbacks.


9 comments
splooz
splooz

Interesting how upset some of the below posters are about some pretty tame comments from this kid.  He's an absolute specimen with as much natural talent as any player I've seen, at any position, in 30+ years.  He doesn't get in trouble (countless SEC players), hasn't made himself a story off the field at all (Johnny Football), and has not bucked the system when he would have been the clear #1 overall this year (Clarett, Mike Williams).


What's not to like about him?

mjhellund
mjhellund

Man, that flaming d**khead stuff must have rubbed off from Spurrier. Clowney can't even speak English, but simultaneous translation is : Please cut block me and trash my knee beyond repair. Totally obnoxious.

Mel
Mel

Yeah I'm sure the likes of Bama are just trembling in fear....

Cool
Cool

This guy is setting himself up for a big disappointment... loud mouths like him tend to get themselves in over their heads.  The season hasn't begun and his draft status is already falling.

USC1207
USC1207

@Cool His draft stock is falling? Is there something higher than 1st pick of the draft?

jmax66502
jmax66502

@Cool He does appear to have a big mouth, but if he backs it up on the field this season, no one in the NFL will care.

Mel
Mel

@JohnP I do hope your not being serious lol

Cool
Cool

@USC1207 @Cool As a loyal Nebraska fan I can imagine that one of our old players with similar skills might be hurting Clowney in the long run.  Suh has made headlines and called a dirty player in the NFL.  Clowney seems to be of the same mold, and it is my guess that teams will shy away from him for this very reason. Going out and running your mouth about how you scare everyone isn't going to help the cause.  Just an opinion.