USC’s Jadeveon Clowney is officially the top defensive end in college football. Clowney won the Hendricks Award Thursday, an honor given annually to the top defensive end in the country. Clowney is the only sophomore to win the award in its 11 year history.
Clowney finished the regular season with a school record 13 sacks, which is the second most in the country. He also set a school record with 21.5 tackles for a loss and sacks in a single game with his 4.5 take downs of Tajh Boyd in the Clemson game.
Clowney beat out former Greenwood High standout and current LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery among others for the award.