Jadeveon Clowney's Nickname was "Doo Doo"

By Jason Priestas on August 22, 2013 at 9:59a
Illustration by Tomasz Usyk/New York Times

This New York Times profile on South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowny is fantastic for many reasons, one of which is the illustration you see above, that accompanies the piece. You'll also find out that Clowney was nicknamed "Doo Doo" as a child.

His father wanted to name the boy David, but tradition in his mother’s family dictated his name start with a J. She settled on Jadeveon but called him Doo Doo, after her favorite song, its hook, “Doo Doo Brown (Brown); the brand new brother in town; yeah, boy, dope sound.”

“He don’t like it now,” his mother, Josenna Clowney, said. “Back then, everybody just say, ‘Doo Doo, come here.’ He was a little boy. You never knew he was going to be, like, the best player in college football. How could anyone on Carolina Avenue know anything like that?”

Give it a read – it's a heck of a piece.


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BrewstersMillions's picture

"Yo Dave, why you gonna make a video about pissin on people?"
"I don't know...why YOU gon' make a video about pissin on people?"

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.


I'm sure that "Doo Doo" was what went through Vincent Smith's mind just as he was handed the ball and saw Mr. Clowney staring at him.

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

stittracer99's picture

It's also what was left in his pants after that train wreck. Also love how the letters are being knocked off the back of his jersey in that picture.

BierStube's picture

You beat me to it!!  LOL

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

BierStube's picture

I love how Smith's name appears to be "knocked off his Jersey!

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

rkylet83's picture

Yeah...pretty sure I wouldn't call him that!

BROSEPH's picture

Chocolate?  This is doo-doo baby!

Mirror Lake Jump's picture

I would f*ck with Jadeveon Clowney
-No Man Ever

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Still not as scary as Alonzo Spellman.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

We had a guy on our HS team we called "Doo doo", but it helped that his name began with "Du"

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

brandonbauer87's picture

Doo-doo yourself a favor and never call me that.
-Jadeveon Clowney

Chief B1G Dump's picture

I sprinkle diamonds on my food just to see my doo doo sparkle.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Rumor has it that Vincent Smith was the last person to call him Doo Doo.  We saw the results of that.

Class of 2010.

Oldschoolbuck's picture

How much is that illustration actually, because I'm thinking it's PRICELESS!

harleymanjax's picture

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

ChicagoBuckeye33's picture

If he had replaced Jamie Foxx with Jadaveon in Django Unchained the movie could have been a 15-minute short film.  He would have walked onto Candyland, crushed a bunch of white dudes' skulls with his bare hands, taken the girl back and then ripped Samuel mothafuckin L Jackson's head off.  "Doo Doo you son of a bitch!"
"The Doo Doo is silent asshole" *headbutts man to death while flexing in order to deflect pre-Civil War era ammunition which would have no effect on a man of his stature. 
Also the whole issue of being able to read would have been solved with a simple, "hey bitch! yeah you, the bitch with the whip. A whip, haha wtf you gonna do with that? Read this to me you redneck asshole."

ChicagoBuckeye33's picture

3 references to Dave Chappelle in 17 comments about a nickname that sounds like poop.
And yes, the first O-lineman to use this against him will get reverse-pancaked on the next play, and the QB will get hit so hard his shit might fly farther than the fumbled football.  I hope it's an unpunished, unsuspended Johnny Manziel.
From Doo Doo Clowney to JaDayyumm MakesQBsPee so quickly.

Squirrel Master's picture

Going along with the other comments, I could have sworn he would have gotten that name after making a kid crap himself after a hit. the true story is actually pretty lame. I'd be pissed if they gave me that nickname like that.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

pjtobin's picture

What mother in her right mind calls their own kid doo doo? No wonder he plays pissed off. Thanks mom. 

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad.