Clowney Wins ESPYs Best Play For "The Hit"


By Sports Department

(WOLO) -- Jadeveon Clowney, the first #1-ranked recruit to commit to Carolina football, earned the Gamecocks their first ESPY.

Wednesday night in Los Angeles, Clowney won the ESPY for Best Play, for the play known in South Carolina as simply, "The Hit," the helmet-popping, fumble-plucking play on Michigan running back Vincent Smith at the Outback Bowl.

Clowney, who was recently clocked at 4.46 seconds in the 40-yard dash, finished his acceptance speech in less than ten seconds.

"This is a blessing to be up here, man," Clowney said on the sports' version of the Oscars. "I just want to thank God, and my family, and my friends, and my teammates, and all the people who voted for me. Thank you."

Clowney's hit is the first college football play to win Best Play since Boise State's 2-point conversion against Oklahoma helped the Broncos win the 2007 Fiesta Bowl.

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