Clowney A Consensus All-American
University of South Carolina sophomore defensive end Jadeveon Clowney continues to garner postseason accolades. He was named first team All-American by both the Associated Press and ESPN.com on Tuesday. Clowney set new South Carolina standards for sacks in a season with 13, tackles for loss in a season with 21.5 and sacks in a single game with 4.5 versus Clemson. He has been tabbed as the Hendricks Award winner, which recognizes the nation’s top defensive end. Clowney is the fourth Gamecock to earn first-team All-America honors in the past four seasons. With four of the five primary All-America teams announced, Clowney has secured the “consensus” All-America tag, joining Gamecock greats George Rogers, Del Wilkes and Melvin Ingram with that distinction.