Jadeveon Clowney did participate in the spring game after all. Well, sort of.
Forced to miss the rest of spring activities due to a stiff neck and back, Clowney didn't get to enjoy everything the spring game had to offer—yet he still managed to find a way to be the highlight of the day.
Ironically, that special moment came on the offensive side of the ball, as he ended up catching a 54-yard touchdown pass.
Coming off the sidelines and playing with no helmet, cleats or pads, Clowney chased down the football and made a remarkable grab. The star defensive lineman tripped after snagging the football, but it was still ruled a touchdown after he got up and trotted into the end zone for the score.
Welcome to spring football!
If Clowney was wearing the appropriate gear for the spring game, I’m sure he would have been able to stay upright without falling on his face. Still, the full-time defensive player finished the play with a toss into the crowd, which now has everybody wondering if he can play the quarterback position as well.
All joking aside, this continues a long tradition of trick plays that head coach Steve Spurrier usually saves for the spring game to get the crowd excited. This one may have been a little more special, though, as it can now put everybody's mind at ease to know that Clowney will be just fine.