Clowney named Hendricks Award winner

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney became the first sophomore to win the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award, as announced by the Ted Hendricks Foundation Tuesday.

Clowney received nearly two-thirds of the vote, which is a new record for the award.

The other finalists were Morgan Breslin (USC), Tank Carradine (Florida State), Bjoern Werner (FSU), Sam Montgomery (LSU) and Damontre Moore (Texas A&M).

Clowney set a South Carolina record for sacks (13) and tackles for loss (21.5) in a season. He also set the record for sacks in a single game (4.5 against Clemson).

Clowney's sack total tied for first nationally and his tackles for loss ranked second. He also finished the regular season with 50 tackles, including 37 solo stops.