Jadeveon Clowney’s infamous hit on Michigan running back Vincent Smith in the 2013 Outback Bowl got the attention of the entire nation. We’ve all seen the replay countless times. Clowney comes off the right side of the defensive line unblocked and rockets into the backfield as Smith takes the handoff, separating Smith from the ball (and his helmet) and then recovering the fumble himself.
This hit happened more than 17 months ago, but the Michigan offensive line is still catching flak for the play. When Wolverines lineman Taylor Lewan was picked No. 11 overall by Tennessee in Thursday night’s NFL draft, Michigan fullback Joe Kerridge received a text from his mom about it. She also made sure to tease her son about the play.
Lewan has said in the past that Clowney wasn’t his responsibility on the play and Kerridge says he was supposed to block the cornerback, but we always appreciate a little trolling.
Good job, Mrs. Kerridge.
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