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."
The sixth-year senior will leave behind a complicated legacy, and this season adds to that notion.
Did Sean Clifford finish his career in the blue and white as overrated, underrated, or neither?
Following his impressive swan song, Clifford played catch with his brother and dad in a near-empty Beaver Stadium.
Clifford is one of 20 semifinalists for the award.
"Myself and the Penn State community are definitely ready to see something new. I'm with them."