Jadeveon Clowney big hit against Michigan in Outback Bowl

Have we already seen the best football hit of 2013?

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January 1,2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Vincent Smith (2) reacts on the field after he was tackled by South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (not pictured) and forced a fumble during the second half of the 2013 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Michigan Wolverines 33-28. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsThe year is young. VERY young, in fact. Still, it's possible that we may have already seen one of the biggest football hits we'll see all year.

And this one was a completely clean hit, too.

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney pretty much did it all on this play, coming off the edge and tackling Michigan running back Vincent Smith for a huge loss, forcing a fumble, and then recovering it one-handed.

I have no idea whose idea it was to leave Clowney unblocked, but clearly that wasn't a wise move, and Smith paid the price for it.

Here's the video:



South Carolina went on to win the game 33-28.
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