Sean Clifford Will Return to Penn State in 2022

By Matthew Filipovits on December 10, 2021 at 1:20 pm
Nov 20, 2021; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Sean Clifford (14) looks to throw a pass during the first quarter against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports
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Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford will take advantage of the free year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic and return for a sixth season of college football.

Clifford came to Penn State as a highly-touted four-star prospect in the 2017 class. He redshirted his first year on campus and spent the following year as the backup to Trace McSorley and Tommy Stevens.

He took over the starting role in 2019 and went on to start more than 20 games over the next three seasons. 

Clifford's return means the Nittany Lions have reloaded their quarterback room for 2022. Assuming no players transfer, Mike Yurcich will have five scholarship signal-callers to use, as opposed to the three he had in 2021.

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