South Carolina defensive stud Jadeveon Clowney delivered a game-changing hit on Vincent Smith to help rally his Gamecocks to a 33-28 victory of Michigan in the 2013 Outback Bowl.
There is so much awesome on this one hit its hard to imagine that you will see a better one all year, even in the NFL.
Clowney was able to cut through the Wolverines offensive line with ease to deliver a punishing hit that sent Smith’s helmet flying backwards almost 10 yards and than with one hand, recover the football.
I wouldn’t be surprise of Clowney took the whole Michigan cheerleading squad home with him like a conquering warlord.
Announcer Jon Gruden was so excited after the hit, he said “breast” instead of “breath.”
“give me this long to catch my breast”
Yes, this was a HUGE hit , but in Vincent Smiths defense Clowney was COMPLETLY untouched. Any defensive player who gets a clear shot on a RB is going to lay the wood. He didn't have to shed one single player. Mich FB didnt block anyone and yes Smith got blown up! Every media talking head in America still has a boner over this hit and for what, a really good OLB goes untouched and hits a 5'8 RB Big Deal ! If he sits out next season he will go to the combine Fat, overweight and out of shape. If he plays he's gonna get hurt.