Clowney to play next season uninsured

Jadeveon Clowney

Jadeveon Clowney plans to play next season uninsured.

USC defensive end Jadeveon Clowney isn't planning on getting an insurance policy next season.

Speaking to reporters after South Carolina's bowl practice Monday, Clowney said he isn't worried about getting hurt.

"I don't think about getting injured, but stuff happens all the time. You can get injured just walking somewhere, fall off a curb somewhere. So I just still play my game and go out there and give it my all every play," Clowney said.

Clowney is expected to be a first round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, but an injury could change that.

"I'm not taking (an insurance policy) out on myself. I haven't gotten hurt yet, I don't plan on it. Knock on wood. But I don't want to jinx myself. Ain't nothing wrong with me, my foot is getting better, I'm doing alright," he said.

Clowney admits hearing NFL draft experts say he would be a number one pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, makes him anxious.

"It makes me want to go, I want to go. But I know I have to wait my three years, so I'm just going to be patient and keep playing my game and just get ready to go when it's my time," he said.

Clowney told reporters he hopes to win the Heisman next year.

When asked what it would take for him to win the Heisman, Clowney said, "Probably instead of just leading the country in sacks and tackles for a loss, I need to focus more on forced fumbles. I am going to go for more forced fumbles next year. I'll do whatever. Hold, punt, kick field goals, whatever. I will figure out something to get up there," he said.

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