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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Spurrier had Clowney on his Heisman ballot

By Chris Low

South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier isn’t ready to proclaim Jadeveon Clowney as the Heisman Trophy front-runner in 2013, but it sounds like Clowney will have the Head Ball Coach’s support.

Spurrier, as the Heisman Trophy winner in 1966, gets a vote and said he had Clowney on his ballot last year. Clowney finished sixth.

“I generally vote for some player on my team,” Spurrier said. “I just feel like I should, so he got one of my votes last year.

“It’s hard for a defensive player to do a whole lot. He had the big hit against Michigan, and other than that, their offensive tackle blocked him pretty well. When you’ve got a couple of guys blocking one guy, it’s hard to take over a ballgame.”