USC Gamecocks Football

December 12, 2012

Four down, one to go for Clowney

With four of the five primary All-America teams announced (AP, AFCA, Walter Camp and Sporting News), Clowney has secured the “consensus” All-America tag (you need three of the five), joining former USC stars George Rogers (1980), Del Wilkes (1984) and Melvin Ingram (2011).

USC sophomore defensive end Jadeveon Clowney landed on his fourth major All-America list Tuesday, garnering first-team honors from The Associated Press.

Clowney also was named an All-American by ESPN on Tuesday, the seventh first-team list to honor the Rock Hill standout.

With four of the five primary All-America teams announced (AP, AFCA, Walter Camp and Sporting News), Clowney has secured the “consensus” All-America tag (you need three of the five), joining former USC stars George Rogers (1980), Del Wilkes (1984) and Melvin Ingram (2011).

Clowney has a chance to be a unanimous All-American when the Sports Writers Association of America announces its All-America team on Friday.

Clowney set new USC single-season records for sacks (13.0), tackles for loss (21.5) and single-game sacks (4.5 vs. Clemson) in 2012. He also won the Hendricks Award as the nation’s top defensive end and was a finalist for the Nagurski, Lombardi and Bednarik awards.

In addition to the AP and ESPN selections, Clowney has been named first-team All-American by Walter Camp, AFCA, Sporting News, CBSSports.com and FoxSportsNext.com.

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