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Penn State Quarterback Sean Clifford Named to Manning Award Watch List

It’s the third watch list selection for the Penn State gunslinger.

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Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford has been named to his third award watch list, after being recognized as a preseason finalist for the Manning Award. The award is named in honor of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning, who each vote along with the national media to select the nation’s top quarterback. Unlike other awards, however, voting is completed following the conclusion of bowl games so that the postseason accomplishments can be considered.

Clifford was previously named to watch list for the O’Brien and Wuerffel awards.

In his first year as a starter, Clifford threw for 2,654 yards with 23 touchdowns and seven interceptions while completing 59.2% of passes. He also added 402 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. Clifford has two years of eligibility remaining.

The full list of Penn State players to appear on award watch lists is below:

Bednarik Award: Micah Parsons

Biletnikoff Award: Pat Freiermuth

Butkus Award: Micah Parsons

Doak Walker Award: Journey Brown, Noah Cain

Hornung Award: Journey Brown

Lott IMPACT Trophy: Micah Parsons

Lou Groza Award: Jake Pinegar

Mackey Award: Pat Freiermuth

Manning Award: Sean Clifford

Maxwell Award: Journey Brown, Micah Parsons

Nagurski Trophy: Micah Parsons, Shaka Toney

O’Brien Award: Sean Clifford

Thorpe Award: Lamont Wade

Wuerffel Trophy: Sean Clifford

Best of luck to Sean and congratulations to all for the recognition!