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Penn State QB Sean Clifford Named to Wuerffel Watch List

Sean Clifford

Having already been named to the watch lists for the Maxwell and O’Brien Awards, Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford is now on the watch list for the Wuerffel Trophy.

The Wuerffel Trophy, named for former Florida Gators Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Danny Wuerffel, is an award given annually to the player “who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.”

Clifford is entering his sixth season at Penn State and, barring something unforeseen, will begin his fourth straight year as the team’s starter at Purdue Sept. 1.

Clifford finished last season with 2021 3,107 passing yards, 21 touchdowns,  eight interceptions and a completion percentage of 61.

Clifford is currently second on Penn State’s all-time passing touchdowns list with 62, and barring injury, is a good bet to break his predecessor Trace McSorley’s school record of 77.

Since the Wuerffel Trophy began being presented annually in 2005, no Penn State player has won it.

Notable past winners include former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, former Texas defensive end Sam Acho and former USC quarterback Matt Barkley. Stanford quarterback Isaiah Sanders is the most recent winner.

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