Feb 24, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney jumps the long jump during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft 2014: Jadeveon Clowney’s trainer praises his work ethic


Throughout the 2013 college football season, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was bashed for his work ethic. , or lack thereof in their eyes. Most felt that he just packed it in and that something like that would hurt his prospects in the NFL.

As the 2014 NFL Draft approaches, though, we’re beginning to see more and more come out in defense of his work ethic. This past week, former teammate Marcus Lattimore gave his ringing endorsement of Clowney, and now his trainer is chiming in.

Anthony Hobgood recently sat down with USA TODAY and expressed to them just how hard of a worker Clowney is, trying to help put to bed the rumors that he has zero interest in putting in the work.

“He’d be the first guy to show up in the morning. He’d be the first guy to breakfast,” Hobgood said. “He got some bad media coverage this past year, and I honestly think he’s very misunderstood. He listened. He knew what we asked him to do. He worked hard.”

If the most recent Scouting Combine was any indication, Clowney sure has been putting in the work necessary.

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