Clowney, Jadeveon Jadeveon Davarus Clowney (/dZ@'devian/j@-DEV-ee-on; born February 14, 1993) is an American football outside linebacker for the National Football League's Houston Texans (NFL). He was selected first overall by the Texans in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Born in South Carolina but raised in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Clowney began his college career at South Carolina before transferring to Houston. As a sophomore, he led the Cougars with 10 sacks and received All-American honors. After his junior season, he entered the 2014 NFL Draft. The Texans drafted him with the first overall pick.
Clowney plays for the Houston Texans. A three-time All-American and two-time national champion at South Carolina, he enters the NFL ranked third all time for tackles for loss among defensive linemen (102.5). As a rookie, he finished second on the team with 10 sacks. He is the only player in NFL history with multiple games with ten or more sacks before reaching the quarter mark of a season.
Clowney's father, JD, played running back for Clemson from 1987 to 1990 and his mother, Debbie, was an infielder on the South Carolina baseball team that won the 1992 College World Series. His older brother, Jadarius, also plays football.
South Pointe Senior High School Jadeveon Clowney is a free agent defensive end in the National Football League. He attended South Pointe High School in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and went on to play collegiate football at South Carolina.
Clowney's brother, Tyler, also played college football for South Carolina. They are the first pair of Clowney brothers to both play for the same team in the same season. The only other time this has happened is now it has happened twice.
Jadeveon's father, Joseph, was a defensive lineman for Clemson University from 1983-86. His mother, Debbie, is a former basketball player at South Carolina State University. She gave birth to twins after graduating from college. Her son Jaydeon followed in his sister's footsteps by playing college football. His twin brother Jourdan also plays football. They are the second set of twins in history to play college football. The first one was John and James Young who played at Harvard and Yale, respectively.
Joseph Jr. was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the first round of the 1987 NFL Draft. He played nine seasons in the NFL as a defensive tackle for the Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys, and New York Jets. He won a Super Bowl with the '90s Denver Broncos. He currently works as an assistant coach for the South Carolina Gamecocks football team.
End of defense Position: Jadeveon Clowney is a defensive end for the Houston Texans. He's listed as right defensive end, but there are times when he'll play outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.
Clowney was drafted by the Texans with the third overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. The team that selects first will usually get an advantage in negotiating a contract because teams want to keep their options open if something unexpected happens during negotiations with another team. However, since Clowney has no leverage because he's coming off the rookie scale, the Texans have no problem letting him go to another team if they get a better deal somewhere else.
Clowney's best trait as a player is his speed. He has the quickness and footwork to shoot through a gap and make a play anywhere on the field. His second best trait is his power. He's strong enough to rip through a hole in the line and knock down passes at the line of scrimmage. His third best trait is his attitude. He's a relentless worker who loves football and wants to win so much that he'll do anything it takes to be part of a championship team.
The Houston Texans selected Clowney first overall in the 2014 NFL Draft. He spent five seasons with them, reaching three Pro Bowls before being traded to the Seahawks ahead to the 2019 season. He was named an All-Pro twice by the AP and once by the PFWA.
Clowney's career marks include 51 sacks and four forced fumbles. He has also been involved in two on-field fights during his time with the Texans.
He joined the Texans in 2009 as part of a blockbuster trade that sent quarterback Matt Schaub to Oakland. Before that, he played one season at South Carolina where he made 11 sacks and two forced fumbles.
An injury prevented Clowney from playing in any games for South Carolina in 2015, but he still earned All-American honors from some publications. The same year, he entered the NFL Draft.
Clowney is from Rock Hill, South Carolina and attended Columbia High School. His parents are both nurses. His father, JD, had a brief career as a football player himself when he played defensive end in college for Clemson University. His younger brother, J.D., plays basketball for the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Clowney's wife is named Jessica.
#90 for the Cleveland Browns/defensive end Current teams/Jadeveon Clowney played college football at University of South Carolina. He is considered one of the best defensive players in the nation and was selected by some to be the number one pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
Clowney's career stats: 51 tackles, 10.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery.
He is currently playing for the Cleveland Browns as they try to become the first 0-16 team since 1949. The last time they had no wins was in 2007 when they finished that season with a loss to the Chicago Bears. Before that, the worst record ever for the Browns was 0-14 in 1999. They have lost every game this year by an average score of 42-6.
Clowney has not done much so far in his career but everyone knows who he is and what he can do on the field so there is no need for him to prove anything. He will get a chance to start soon if the Browns can find a way to stop the run which is something most teams can do.