Jadeveon Clowney Video: Watch South Carolina Star Flip Blocking Sled in Practice

Patrick Clarke@@_Pat_ClarkeCorrespondent IAugust 3, 2013

It's officially safe to add "strong" to the list of adjectives used to describe South Carolina football star Jadeveon Clowney.

The Gamecocks junior defensive end showed zero rust in the team's first practice ahead of the upcoming season, using his superior power to flip over a blocking sled with the help of a teammate. The powerful display can be seen at the 0:23 mark of the above video, courtesy of Gamecocks Online.

In this particular drill, Clowney and fellow Rock Hill, S.C., native Gerald Dixon demonstrate the secret to getting past offensive linemen and sacking the quarterback, making it look very easy in this Vine

One of the SEC's top-ranked teams heading into September, South Carolina will begin the 2013 season ranked No. 7 in the country, and Clowney is a big reason why. 

The 20-year-old defender has terrorized the SEC over the past two seasons, recording eight sacks as a freshman in 2011 and 13 last year as a sophomore. Only Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones recorded more sacks in 2012 (14.5) than Clowney.

After recording a team-high 23.5 tackles for a loss (ranked second in the nation in that category), picking up more than a dozen sacks, forcing three fumbles and breaking up two passes in 2012, expectations are sky-high for Clowney in 2013. 

He's helped Steve Spurrier's Gamecocks to back-to-back 11-win seasons, but South Carolina has national championship aspirations in 2013.

 

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