Penn State news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

More

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.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Gabe Angieri

Gabe is a senior majoring in journalism and is Onward State's managing editor. He grew up in Lindenhurst, New York, and has had the absolute misfortune of rooting for the Jets, Mets, and Knicks. If you want to see his bad sports takes, follow him on Twitter @gabeangieri and direct all hate mail and death threats to [email protected]

Follow on Another Platform
113kFollowers
157kFollowers
57.3kFollowers
4,570Subscribers
State College Links

No. 1 Penn State Wrestling Downs No. 2 Iowa 23-14 In BJC Dual

The Nittany Lions kept their undefeated streak alive after beating the Hawkeyes Friday.

No. 1 Penn State Wrestling Downs No. 2 Iowa 23-14 In BJC Dual

The Nittany Lions kept their undefeated streak alive after beating the Hawkeyes Friday.

Rose Bowl Road Trip: Two Penn Staters Take The Long Route To Pasadena

For Charlie Blenko and Abbey Foust, “The Grandaddy of Them All” was just the exclamation point to their road trip of a lifetime.

Penn State History Lesson: Alternative Original Campus Locations

Centre County was far from the first proposed location for the original Farmers’ High School.

 
Send this to a friend