COLUMBIA (WACH)- USC defensive end Jadeveon Clowney must feel like 80's pop artist Rockwell, who's biggest hit was "Somebody's watching me."
Clowney is on another major award watch list. This time, he's on the Walter Camp Award watch list. The Rock Hill, SC native is on at least five other watch lists, and recently won an ESPY for recording the best play in the 2012 season when he hit Vincent Smith in 2013 Outback Bowl.
The Camp Award is the fourth oldest individual award in College Football. Past award winners include football royalty, such as 1981 award winner Marcus Allen, running back Barry Sanders and 1993 Heisman winner Charlie Ward.
In 2012, the 6'6" 274- pound junior defensive end was a Walter Camp first team All American in 2012. The SEC Defensive Player of the Year finished sixth in the Heisman voting after recording 54 tackles, 23.5 of them were tackles for loss and he sacked quarterbacks 13 times.
Walter Camp, "The Father of American football," first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp - a former Yale University athlete and football coach - is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of play to eleven men per side. The Walter Camp Football Foundation (
) - a New Haven-based all-volunteer group - was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp and to continue the tradition of selecting annually an All-America team.
Other SEC & ACC players on the watch list include:
Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson, Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama, Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia,Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M, JakeMatthews, OT, Texas A&M,
Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt, AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama, C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama,Aaron Murray, QB, GeorgiaTyler Russell, QB,Mississippi State, Logan Thomas, QB, Virginia Tech, Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson, T.J. Yeldon, RB, Alabama.