NYTimes profile Piece–South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney Savors a Rare Moment of Joy

Jadeveon Clowney hobbled down the hill leading from the visitors’ locker room here, headphones around his neck, a pizza box in his left hand, a smile on his face. At the bottom of the hill was his family. And beyond them, a few dozen South Carolina fans were waiting behind metal fences, calling his name.

The Gamecocks had just beaten then-No. 5 Missouri in double overtime Saturday, and Clowney had not necessarily dominated the game as a defensive end, but his star was still as bright as could be.

“I don’t have nothing to prove,” Clowney said as he approached his family and fans. “They keep doubting ”” we’re going to keep winning. Let them keep doubting us. That’s all I can say. It’s a team sport.

“For all what people think about me ”” I just want to win with my team.”

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3 comments on “NYTimes profile Piece–South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney Savors a Rare Moment of Joy

  1. sophy0075 says:

    Quote: “I don’t have nothing to prove.”

    Great education this kid is receiving at South Carolina.

  2. Christopher Johnson says:

    From the point of view of an MU fan, this kid’s pretty impressive. I didn’t think we’d run the table and the fact that he didn’t dominate the game is telling since dude scared the hell out of me going in. And my boys are still on pace to win the division and get blown out by Alabama in the SEC title game so it’s all good.

  3. Milton Finch says:

    ROLL TIDE!!!! Every team has changed their game plan and headed away from Clowney. Like he said…it is a team thing. The people that are now in the way of the people running away from Clowney must step up their game, which they have done. Clowney is like the bored outfielder picking flowers because nothing is coming his way. Mizzou has played a great game, though, this year.