Clowney: A defensive player can win the Heisman next year - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

Latest Scores, Headlines and Analysis

Clowney: A defensive player can win the Heisman next year

Posted: Updated:
Jadeveon Clowney Jadeveon Clowney

By PETE IACOBELLI

AP Sports Writer

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - South Carolina's consensus All-American Jadeveon Clowney has spent much of this month collecting honors and attending banquets as one of college football's best players.

The Hendricks Award winner has even bigger goals ahead in 2013.

Clowney believes "a defensive player can win the Heisman next year."

He has already begun working to make sure he's the defensive player in contention for the sport's biggest individual prize next season.

The Southeastern Conference's leader with 13 sacks was back at practice last weekend as the 11th-ranked Gamecocks (10-2) prepare for No. 19 Michigan (8-4) in the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day.

Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. said last week the Gamecocks' 6-foot-6 sophomore was already good enough to be the No. 1 overall pick if he were eligible next spring.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Southeastern ConferenceMore>>

  • What We Learned from the SEC in Week 3

    What We Learned from the SEC in Week 3

    Sunday, September 14 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-09-14 17:47:12 GMT

    Two top 10 teams were upset this week, and to the surprise of few, they were Southern Cal and Georgia.

    Two top 10 teams were upset this week, and to the surprise of few, they were Southern Cal and Georgia.

  • No. 24 South Carolina upsets No. 6 Georgia 38-35

    No. 24 South Carolina upsets No. 6 Georgia 38-35

    Saturday, September 13 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-09-14 02:09:54 GMT
    Dylan Thompson threw for three touchdowns and No. 24 South Carolina's maligned defense stood strong on a fourth-quarter goal line stand to topple No. 6 Georgia 38-35 on Saturday night.
    No. 24 South Carolina's defense showed it's not nearly as bad as it looked two weeks ago - and maybe that No. 6 Georgia isn't the runaway favorite in the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division.
  • USC season on line; UGA looking to break bad; Vols face tough road test

    USC season on line; UGA looking to break bad; Vols face tough road test

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-09-12 22:00:26 GMT
    Georgia can establish itself as a top-tier beast if it gets by South Carolina this weekend - and USC would drop to 0-2 in the league with a loss. Tennessee travels to Oklahoma, where Coach Bob Stoops doesn't believe the SEC is all-powerful.
    Georgia can establish itself as a top-tier beast if it gets by South Carolina this weekend - and USC would drop to 0-2 in the league with a loss. Tennessee travels to Oklahoma, where Coach Bob Stoops doesn't believe the SEC is all-powerful.
Powered by WorldNow

472 Craighead Co. 766
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-8888

FCC Public File
publicfile@kait8.com
(870) 336-1816
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KAIT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.