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Jadeveon Clowney’s Outback Bowl hit lives on

Updated: 2013-07-16T23:54:58Z

By BLAIR KERKHOFF

The Kansas City Star

— South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney hasn’t made contact with Michigan running back Vincent Smith … after the contact that has lived on highlight reels since the Outback Bowl.

“I looked for him after the game, I couldn’t find him,” Clowney said. “I don’t know what I’d say to him, but I’d just talk to him.”

The play, the ferocious blast and forced fumble that set up the Gamecocks’ game-winning touchdown, wasn’t the unconditional best play Clowney has made at South Carolina, he said.

There was a sack against Tennessee to preserve a victory last year. In a victory over Georgia, he stripped quarterback Aaron Murray.

“I was happy I made that play (against Michigan), but now it’s like it’s still going on,” Clowney said. “But it’s an honor to do something big that everybody recognizes.”

To reach Blair Kerkhoff, call 816-234-4730 or send email to bkerkhoff@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/BlairKerkhoff.

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