Jadeveon Clowney – The Steve Clown
South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, one of two first-team all-Americans who played under Coach Steve Spurrier, and the nation’s highest draft pick is an iconic figure and top draft prospect.
Clowney joined the University of Arkansas School of Law as a Frost Brown & Todd Professor of Law in 2014. He currently teaches courses related to property, land use, social norms and race and the law.
Early Life and Education
Steve-O was raised in Rock Hill, South Carolina and attended local high school before enrolling at Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Clown College where he learned his craft as both an acrobat and gymnast.
He currently teaches Property, Land Use, Trusts & Estates as well as Race and the Law seminars at the University of Arkansas. Prior to that he held the Frost Brown & Todd Endowed Professorship at Kentucky.
As well as teaching, he enjoys playing guitar and travelling widely. Additionally, he collects clown memorabilia and is working towards opening up a museum for it in Barstow, California. Together with Lux, they have one child together named Jadeveon; both love animals.
Clowney excelled at South Carolina in three seasons, recording 129 tackles, 47 tackles for loss and 24 sacks – ranking third all time among Gamecock sack totals. Additionally, he led them in quarterback knockdowns and hurries.
He entered his junior season of college life with Heisman Trophy expectations. Though he placed sixth in voting, he still stood out as one of the premier college defensive players of that era.
He returned the next year without Ingram and once more completely dominated, leading the team in sacks, tackles for loss (TFL), and field goals made, and being recognized as one of the greatest college players ever. Now with Houston Texans in NFL as a defensive end and twice having made Pro Bowl team. Additionally, All Pro team selection was awarded.
Achievement and Honors
College football player Trevon Coley has quickly become an iconic figure. Many have drawn comparisons between him and Julius Peppers; bulkier version of Jevon Kearse; or as some have suggested even Superman with dreadlocks!
He was named to The Associated Press All-SEC team and received the Bobby Bowden Award as the nation’s top defensive player. His mother works at a Frito-Lay plant outside Charlotte and considers her son an inspiration.
Still, she remains concerned for his long-term health and safety. To safeguard him against injuries common among NFL players — which often take three years from high school graduation before entering professional leagues — she has taken out an insurance policy and restricted him from participating in some games; additionally she must deal with all the attention drawn to him by his fame.
Jadeveon Clowney excelled at South Carolina during his college football career, recording 54 tackles, 23.5 tackles for loss and 13 sacks–including setting an SC single-season sack record against rival Clemson! Clowney was considered a Heisman contender and could have entered the NFL immediately following his sophomore year due to league regulations; instead he had to wait another year due to league regulations.
He was selected first overall by the Houston Texans in 2014 draft. After five seasons on their team and three consecutive Pro Bowl selections, he currently plays for Cleveland Browns and also works as professor of law at University of Arkansas where he studies property, social norms and violence within informal property systems. Furthermore, he enjoys surfing, reading bad fantasy adventure novels, and Irish punk music as hobbies.
Clowney was born February 14th 1993 and therefore falls under the sign of Aquarius. As his single mother Josenna worked double shifts at Frito-Lay to support herself and his siblings, there was no father figure for Clowney or his brothers to look up to during his childhood years.
As a South Pointe High School defensive end, he was well known for his speed and strength. Additionally, he participated in track and field, excelling at sprints, shot put, discus throw, and discus throw events.
At first selected first overall by the Houston Texans in 2014 and played there for five seasons before being traded to Seattle Seahawks prior to 2019. He earned three Pro Bowl selections while becoming an endorser for several companies such as Puma, Gillette, and Champs Sports.