Sean Clifford Named to the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

By John Morgan on July 23, 2020 at 11:22 am
Dec 28, 2019; Arlington, Texas, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Sean Clifford (14) looks to pass in the second quarter against the Memphis Tigers at AT&T Stadium.
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Last week, Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford was named to the Davey O'Brien Watch List presented to the top quarterback in college football. On Thursday, Clifford received another offer after being named to the Danny Wuerffel Trophy Watch List. The award is presented to a college football player "who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement."

Coming off a season where he threw for 2,654 yards and 23 touchdowns, the second-year starter looks to take another step this season under offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Kirk Ciarrocca. Clifford has thrown for 25 touchdowns in his first two seasons which has him tied for 13th on the all-time for the Nittany Lions.

The award has been presented annually since 2005 by the All Sports Association. Last season, Western Michigan quarterback Jon Wassink won the award. The entire Wuerffel Watch List can be found here.