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Sean Clifford Named Jason Witten Collegiate Man Of The Year Finalist

Penn State football quarterback Sean Clifford is one of the three finalists for the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award.

Clifford joins Pitt defensive lineman Deslin Alexandre and Oregon offensive lineman Alex Forsyth as finalists for the award, which annually recognizes a player who shows “exemplary leadership both on and off the field.”

“Deslin Alexandre, Sean Clifford and Alex Forsyth have all demonstrated exceptional leadership on and off the field and set the standard for what being a student-athlete is all about,” Jason Witten said in a release. It’s nearly impossible to choose just three from all of the great players nominated. There are so many great representatives for college football, and I commend all of the nominees for the tremendous example of leadership they set on the field, on campus and in the community.”

Clifford, who has served as Penn State’s starting signal-caller for four years, will play in his final collegiate game when the Nittany Lions take the trip to Pasadena to take on Utah in the 2023 Rose Bowl. The four-year captain set quite a few all-time program records this season, including passing yards (10,382), passing touchdowns (84), and completions (817).

The Cincinnati native previously made a $15,000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre County, an organization he’s been involved with since he arrived at Penn State. Additionally, Clifford launched his own NIL agency, Limitless NIL, and serves as the CEO.

The winner of the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year will be announced in Frisco, Texas, on February 23. The honoree will receive a $10,000 contribution in his name to his school’s athletic scholarship fund.

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