After missing the previous two practices with the South Carolina Gamecocks, defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has finally returned to practice. He came back on Tuesday after missing both Saturday’s scrimmage as well as Monday’s practice; Sunday was an off day for the Gamecocks.
It was reported earlier in the week that head coach Steve Spurrier believed that if Clowney’s bruised shoulder injury was still lingering, he could have very well missed the season opener against the North Carolina Tar Heels in just a few weeks on August 29. Luckily for fans everywhere, that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. It is a good sign to see the South Carolina superstar return to the football field.
It is crucial for Clowney to participate in as many games as he can during the upcoming season, as he has been recognized as a potential number one overall selection for the 2014 NFL Draft. The more games he plays in, the more opportunities he has to impress not only coaches and organizations, but the nation as a whole.
Last season, Clowney accounted for 13 sacks, and was also named the SEC defensive player of the year. Personally, I’m very excited to see him back on the practice field, and I can’t wait o see what he has in tore for the 2013-14 college football season.