Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

PSU Football

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.

Become a Nittany Pride member for an ad-free experience throughout the site and even more exclusive in-depth content. You can sign up for $3.99 per month or get a yearly subscription for only $38.00.

 

Get Nittany Sports Now in your inbox

Sign-up for email updates and get the whole story first from Cory Giger and the Nittany Sports Now team, delivered straight to your inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Written By

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.

Click to comment

Sound Off!

Get NSN in your Inbox

Enter your email address to get notifications of new posts by email.

Most Viewed

Good news: Franklin posts 'HUGE' update about his family situation
Terrible luck: DaeSean Hamilton suffers costly knee injury, as he awaited being traded by Broncos
PSU a finalist for 6-10 transfer center from Illinois State
Former PSU standout DaeSean Hamilton to be waived by Broncos: report
Single-game tickets on sale for State College Spikes' inaugural season in MLB Draft League
Pat Freiermuth on 'Baby Gronk' nickname: 'I hate it'
Brent Pry, a Buffalo alum, mentioned as potential candidate for head coaching job
Giger: Will Patrick Chambers get another DI head coaching job? And should he?
Meet Luke Ruggery, the handsome, shirtless, 6-pack, dancing Saint Francis basketball player with 700k TikTok followers
PSU recruiting notebook: Highly rated 2023 prospects expected to visit campus this summer

More from Nittany Sports Now

Nittany Pride

1 While I’ll start with the usual disclaimer that we shouldn’t take the spring game too seriously in the grand scheme of things, there...

PSU Football

0 Sean Clifford had an up-and-down day in Penn State’s spring scrimmage Saturday, as did projected backup Ta’Quan Roberson. So, what are the issues...

PSU Football

0 Sean Clifford discusses the progress of Penn State’s offense this spring under new coordinator Mike Yurcich. Click for Nittany Sports Now coverage 0...

PSU Football

0 The transfer portal is here to stay. That’s just the way it is, and it is changing college football in many ways. Coaches...

Get Nittany Sports Now in your inbox

Sign-up for email updates and get the whole story first from Cory Giger and the Nittany Sports Now team, delivered straight to your inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Send this to a friend