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Gamecock defensive end Jadeveon Clowney delivers a big hit to Michigan running back Vincent Smith in 2012. (Source: TheBigSpur) Gamecock defensive end Jadeveon Clowney delivers a big hit to Michigan running back Vincent Smith in 2012. (Source: TheBigSpur)

University of South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is voted the best college football player in the nation by college football fans.

It was announced during the National Championship game Monday night between Notre Dame and Alabama that Clowney was named the AT&T National Player of the Year.

Clowney was chosen from four finalists, including Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Southern California receiver Marqise Lee and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o.

Clowney finished the season ranked third in the nation in sacks with 13 sacks.

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