Nov 23, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) sits out the game against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers with an injury during the second half at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY

Jadeveon Clowney: 'I like to work when it's time to work'

Coming into the 2013 college football season, there was enormous Heisman talk surrounding South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney following his dominant performance in 2012.

Well, things didn’t work out that way. In actuality, they didn’t even come close as Clowney experienced a tremendous drop in production for what many believe to be a multitude of reasons.

One of those reasons is that some believe Clowney more or less took the year off as he gets ready for what some anticipate to be a very successful NFL career.

On New Year’s Day, Clowney will be playing in what most certainly will be his last game for head coach Steve Spurrier and the Gamecocks as they take on the Wisconsin Badgers in the Capital One Bowl. In speaking about the game, Clowney sort of alluded to the fact that he may have taken some plays off from time to time, while at the same time pointing out that he knows when he needs to turn it on:

“I like to work when it’s time to work and play when it’s time to play,” Clowney said in advance of the Gamecocks’ Capital One Bowl appearance against Wisconsin, according to

If there is any time to work, it’ll be later this afternoon when he takes the college center stage for the final time.

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