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Must see: QB Sean Clifford gives excellent perspective on race and sports

Sean Clifford was asked if he, as a white player and leader on a team, feels as if he needs to speak up for black teammates at times.

“I’ve been blessed in this way,” Clifford said before later adding, “because as a white player, for me, I’ve been in a locker room pretty much my whole life, so white, black, Asian, skin color doesn’t really matter to me. … If you’re in my locker room and you’re on my team, then you’re my brother in some sort of way.”

Clifford also went on to say that society can learn from sports when it comes to race.

“Color of skin has never been something that I’ve looked at,” he said.

“I think that the world can also take some knowledge from college athletes and professional athletes and the whole locker room concept because we’re just one big team out here trying to make it through life.”

Check out all of what Clifford had to say on the matter.

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Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

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