Jadeveon Clowney: Records, durability, more

Jadeveon Clowney

Jadeveon Clowney's NCAA and school records, durability and agility issues, stats and high school history.

RECORDS
NCAA Career-Record Results…
Among active NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision players, Jadeveon Clowney ranks fifth for caused fumbles and tackles-for-loss. His sack total placed seventh while also ranking 16th for sack-lost-yardage and 10th for tackle-lost-yardage…
School Career-Record Results…Clowney finished second in school annals with 47.0 stops-for-loss, topped by only Eric Norwood (54.5; 2006-09)…His 24.0 sacks rank third on the USC all-time list, surpassed by Norwood (29.0) and Andrew Provence (26.0; 1980-82)…His nine forced fumbles set the school mark…
School Season-Record Results…Clowney set the Gamecocks record with 13 sacks in 2012. The only South Carolina players to even reach double digits were Andrew Provence (10 in 1982) and Melvin Ingram (ten in 2011)…The year Ingram recorded his 10 sacks, Clowney backed him up at strong-side defensive end and the Gamecocks enjoyed 18 sacks from that tandem…Clowney's 23.0 stops behind the line of scrimmage in 2012 broke the previous school record of 19.5 by Eric Norwood in 2007…
School Game-Record Results…Owns the school record by posting 4.5 sacks vs. Clemson in 2012. That figure was also a Clemson Memorial Stadium record, topping the previous mark jointly held by Notre Dame's Ross Browner (1977) and Virginia Tech's Bruce Smith (1984), both College Football Hall of Famers.

INJURY REPORT
2012 Season…Sat out the Wofford contest with bone spurs in his right foot, a condition he had throughout his last two seasons in high school that required surgery in January, 2009.
2013 Season…Told his coaches just prior to warm-ups for the Kentucky game that he was sitting out due to sore ribs despite being cleared to play medically…Played with a stomach-like flu in the season opener vs. North Carolina…Sat out the Coastal Carolina contest due to bone spurs in his right foot.

AGILITY TESTS
4.53 in the 40-yard dash…1.59 10-yard dash…2.68 20-yard dash…4.43 20-yard shuttle…
7.27 three-cone drill…37 ½-inch vertical jump…10'-4" broad jump…Bench pressed 225 pounds 21 times…34 ½-inch arm length…10-inch hands…83-inch wingspan.

HIGH SCHOOL
Clowney attended South Pointe (Rock Hill, S.C) High School, playing football for head coach Bobby Carroll...Started for the Stallions as a 6:03, 200-pound freshman, lining up at running back and defensive end…For his sophomore year he joined rising seniors Stephon Gilmore and Devonte Holloman (both four-star recruits) on a South Pointe varsity that came off a 9–4 season…The team went 15–0 during his junior season, including a 35–14 win over town-rival Northwestern High at Memorial Stadium, Clemson, for the 2008 South Carolina AAAA Division II title and a third spot in the annual MaxPreps high school ranking…Despite playing nearly the entire season with a bone spur in his foot, Clowney finished with 17 sacks. He elected to have surgery on the bone spur in January 2009…South Pointe lost 31 seniors after the 2008 season, including Gilmore and Holloman. Still, Clowney helped the team to a 10–4 record for the season, and a state semifinal berth, where the Stallions lost to Northwestern…Finished the season with 144 tackles and 23 sacks…As a senior, Clowney tallied 162 tackles, 29.5 sacks, 29 tackles for loss, 11 forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries, and scored five touchdowns on defense while leading his team to a 13–2 record…Also rushed 32 times for 277 yards and nine touchdowns in spot duty as a running back…The Stallions made the state finals for the second time in three years but lost 27-23 to Myrtle Beach at USC's Williams-Brice Stadium…Named South Carolina's 2010 Mr. Football…South Pointe was 38–6 during his three varsity seasons…Played in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, where he registered five tackles, three sacks for a loss of 15 yards, two tackles for a loss of 17 yards and two quarterback hurries. He was lined up vs. the North Carolina left tackle on every snap he played and drew five holding calls…After the Shrine Bowl, Clowney headed to Orlando, Florida, for a week of Under Armour All-America Game practices and then the all-star game itself…Was the leading tackler for the Red with seven and had 1.5 sacks. Recruiting analysts were particularly interested in his matchup with Cyrus Kouandjio, who would later capture two national titles as a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide football program…Named the consensus best player in the nation and named USA Today's National Defensive Player of the Year…Also named "Mr. Football" in the state of South Carolina as a senior…Earned a spot on the Parade All-American and received a five-star prospect ranking and was named the nation's top high school player by Rivals.com, as that recruiting service selected him their national Defensive Player of the Year…Also lettered for the school's basketball team.

PERSONAL
Clowney is an African-American Studies major…His mother, Josenna Clowney, has been a processing technician at the Frito-Lay plant in Charlotte, North Carolina, since 1994…His father, David Morgan, was released from prison in 2006 after serving nearly twelve years for robbing a Rock Hill check-cashing business in 1995…With his father incarcerated for much of his childhood, Clowney was raised by his mother and his maternal grandparents, John and Josephine Clowney, as well as his mother's longtime boyfriend, Christopher Jones…Born 2/14/93…Resides in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

STATS

GP

GS

TK

SO

AS

FR

FC

TFL

SACK

PRES

2011

13

01

036

017

019

 00

 05

 12.0-057

 08.0-049

   06

2012

12

11

054

040

014

 01

 03

 23.5-113

 13.0-073

   05

2013

11

11

040

028

012

 99

 01

 11.5-051

 03.0-026

   09

TOTAL

36

23

130

085

045

 01

 09

 47.0-221

 24.0-148

   20

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