Deal will cover Clowney for 2013 college season if he suffers a career ending injury.
The NCAA have awarded college star Jadeveon Clowney a $5m insurance deal that will protect him if he suffers a career ending injury during the 2013 college season.
The 20 year-old would have been the number one pick in this year’s Draft but NFL rules dictate that players must spend three years out of high school before they are eligible to play in the league.
Clowney only has two years, so he must spend one more season at the college level. The defensive end does not want to lose any potential earnings he will gain from the NFL, so this insurance package will cover him for loss of potential career earning, should catastrophe strike.
While it’s a shame that fans can’t yet see Clowney up against better competition, it does give us another season to see him replicate this kind of tackle, something that made Clowney even more of a star than he already was.