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Jadeveon Clowney
DE #90
South Carolina
Rock Hill, SC

Quick Stats (2016):

Career Stats
TOTAL 99 72 27 10.5 0 8 0 0 -- 0 0 2 0
2016 HOU 14 14 52 40 12 6.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2015 HOU 13 9 40 27 13 4.5 -- 6 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2014 HOU 4 2 7 5 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans with the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft...Signed by Texans on June 6, 2014.

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans with the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft...Signed by Texans on June 6, 2014.

Pro Bowl selection (2016)
Associated Press Second-Team All-Pro (2016)
PFWA All-NFL Team (2016)
PFWA All-AFC Team (2016)

2016 (Houston 14/14, 2/2):
Named to his first Pro Bowl and recognized as an Associated Press Second-Team All-Pro
Also earned PFWA All-NFL and PFWA All-AFC honors
One of two players in the NFL with at least 50 tackles, 6.0 sacks, 16 tackles for loss and two passes defensed (Saints DE Cameron Jordan)
Finished tied for sixth in the NFL with 16 tackles for loss
Made his first career start at defensive end and totaled four tackles (three solo), including 1.0 sack, a career-high three quarterback hits and two tackles for loss, which tied a single-game career-high, vs. Chicago (9/11)
Recorded three solo tackles, two quarterback hits, one tackle for loss and one pass defensed vs. Kansas City (9/18)
Finished with two solo tackles, including 1.0 sack, and two quarterback hits on Titans QB Marcus Mariota vs. Tennessee (10/2) in Week 4
Tied a single-game career high with eight tackles (seven solo) and doubled his previous career high with four tackles for loss at Minnesota (10/9) in Week 5
Made four tackles (three solo) and added two quarterback hits vs. Indianapolis (10/16)
Logged four tackles (three solo) and one quarterback hit, giving him a career-high nine on the season, at Denver (10/24)
Sacked Lions QB Matthew Stafford for a 9-yard loss in the second quarter and recorded his ninth tackle for loss of the year, which set a single-season career-high, vs. Detroit (10/30)
Tallied four solo tackles and a tackle for loss at Jacksonville (11/13) in Week 10
Finished second on the team with five tackles (all solo), including two for loss, at Oakland (11/21) in Week 11
With two tackles vs. San Diego (11/27) in Week 12, set a single-season career-high with his 41st total tackle of the year, surpassing his previous best of 40 in 2015
Inactive for Week 13 at Green Bay (12/4) with an injury
Finished with three tackles, a strip-sack of Colts QB Andrew Luck and a season-high-tying three quarterback hits at Indianapolis (12/11) in Week 14
Set a single-season career high with his fifth sack of the year when he brought down Jaguars QB Blake Bortles for an 8-yard loss and finished with five total tackles and three tackles for loss vs. Jacksonville (12/18) in Week 15
Recorded a sack in three straight games for the first time in his career when he brought down Bengals QB Andy Dalton vs. Cincinnati (12/24) in Week 16
Inactive for Week 17 at Tennessee (1/1/17) with an injury
In his first career postseason game, became the second defensive lineman in Texans history (DE J.J. Watt) with a postseason interception and finished with one tackle and two passes defensed vs. Oakland (1/7/17) in the AFC Wild Card round
Tallied two solo tackles, two quarterback hits and one tackle for loss at New England (1/14/17) in the AFC Divisional round

2015 (Houston 13/9, 0/0):
Recorded four tackles (three solo), one forced fumble, and 1.0 tackles for loss vs. Kansas
City (9/13)
Totaled two solo tackles and the first two passes defensed of his career at Carolina (9/20)
Made two tackles (one solo) and had one quarterback hit vs. Tampa Bay (9/27)
Recorded two tackles (one solo) and one pass defensed at Atlanta (10/4)
Had two solo tackles, one tackle for loss, and one quarterback hit vs. Indianapolis (10/8)
Inactive in Week 6 at Jacksonville (10/18)
Recorded the first sack of his career in the second quarter at Miami (10/25) when he
brought down Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill for a 13-yard loss
Led the team with a career-high eight tackles (seven solo), including two tackles for loss and a sack at Miami (10/25)
Inactive in Week 10 at Cincinnati (11/1)
Split a sack with OLB John Simon in the fourth quarter vs. N.Y. Jets (11/22)
Brought down Bills QB Tyrod Taylor for a sack in the fourth quarter (12/6), bringing his total to 2.5 for the season
Finished with three solo tackles, including two for loss and 1.0 sack at Buffalo (12/6)
His two tackles for loss tied a single-game career-high (12/6)
Totaled a single-game career-high 2.0 sacks to go along with seven tackles (four solo)
vs. New England (12/13)
Recorded a sack in his second straight game when he brought down Patriots QB Tom
Brady for a 10-yard loss in the third quarter vs. New England (12/13)
Sacked Brady for another 10-yard loss in the fourth quarter vs. New England (12/13),
increasing his sack total on the year to 4.5
His tackle total was the second-highest single-game total of his career
Notched  four  tackles  (one  solo),  one  quarterback  hit  and  one  pass  defensed  at
Indianapolis (12/20)
Selected by teammates as the 2015 Ed Block Courage Award winner
Inactive in Week 17 vs. Jacksonville (1/3/16) and in Wild Card Game vs. Kansas City

2014 (Houston 4/2):
Recorded a tackle for loss in his first career start against Washington (9/7)
Inactive in Weeks 2-7
Played at Tennessee (10/26) in Week 8 and made one tackle
Inactive in Week 9
Made a pair of tackles and had a tackle for loss at Cleveland (11/16) in Week 11
Had a career high three tackles and a tackle for loss vs. Cincinnati (11/23) in Week 12
Inactive in Weeks 13-14

Started 23-of-36 games at South Carolina, recording 130 tackles (85 solos) that included 24.0 sacks for minus-148 yards, 47.0 tackles for loss (minus-221 yards) and 20 quarterback pressures
Recovered one fumble, caused nine others and deflected seven passes
Finished second in school annals with 47.0 tackles for loss
Third on the school’s all-time list with 24.0 sacks
Holds school record with nine forced fumbles
Two-time All-American (2012, 2013)
Two-time All-SEC (2012, 2013)
SEC Freshman of the Year
Became the third Gamecock to earn first-team All-American honors in two seasons

Attended South Pointe (Rock Hill, S.C) High School
Started for the Stallions as a freshman at running back and defensive end
Tallied 162 tackles, 29.5 sacks, 29 tackles for loss, 11 forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries, and scored five touchdowns on defense
Led his team a 15–0 record and state championship and finished with 17 sacks
Finished his sophomore season with 144 tackles and 23 sacks
Named South Carolina’s 2010 Mr. Football
Played in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas
Notched seven tackles and 1.5 sacks in the Under Armour All-America Game
Named the consensus best player in the nation and named USA Today’s National Defensive Player of the Year
Lettered for the school’s basketball team.
Majored in African-American studies
Mother, Josenna Clowney, has been a processing technician at the Frito-Lay plant in Charlotte, North Carolina, since 1994
Raised by his mother and his maternal grandparents, John and Josephine Clowney, as well as his mother’s longtime boyfriend, Christopher Jones

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