Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford has been named a finalist for the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award, which awards the player that best demonstrates both leadership on and off the field.
Clifford is a finalist along with Pitt defensive end Deslin Alexandre and Oregon offensive tackle Alex Forsyth.
Clifford, a sixth-year senior and a four-time team captain helped guide Penn State to a 10-2 season and a berth in the Rose Bowl when they will play against Utah on Jan. 2.
Clifford completed a career-best 63.6 percent of his passes and threw 22 touchdown passes to seven interceptions as he earned All-Big Ten Honorable Mention.
Off the field, Clifford is actively involved in the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program in Centre County. Clifford has not only donated his time, but he has donated $5,000 from his NIL earnings to Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Allstate also donated $10,000 to the organization, thanks to Clifford’s placement on the Allstate Good Hands team.
Clifford is also the CEO of Limitless NIL, a NIL collective that helps college athletes venture into the new NIL era. Clifford is striving to be a conduit of change for fellow athletes in the new era of NCAA athletics.
The winner will be announced on Feb. 23 at a banquet in Frisco, Texas. The winner will receive a contribution in his name to his school’s scholarship fund from Witten’s SCORE Foundation, the official charity of Jason and Michelle Witten.