Sean Clifford Named William V. Campbell Trophy Finalist

By Joel Neuschwander on October 27, 2021 at 12:27 pm
Oct 23, 2021; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Sean Clifford (14) runs with the ball against the Illinois Fighting Illini during overtime at Beaver Stadium.
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Sean Clifford has been named as one of 13 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy — an award that recognizes combined academic success, football performance and exemplary leadership.

Clifford is the 19th Nittany Lion to be named a finalist for the award — nicknamed the "Academic Heisman" — and the first since Trace McSorley in 2018. The fifth-year senior from Cincinnati, who was off to a career-best start prior to an injury suffered vs. Iowa, carries a 3.45 GPA in Public Relations.

Former Penn State offensive lineman John Urschel took home the award in 2013.