Sean Clifford has been named a finalist for an award that would honor his contributions to Penn State both on and off the field. Clifford joined Pitt defensive end Deslin Alexandre and Oregon offensive lineman Alex Forsyth as finalists for the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award. The award is geven annually to one individual “for demonstrating a record of leadership by exhibiting exceptional courage, integrity and sportsmanship on and off the field.”
Per the Penn State Athletic Department, Clifford recently presented a $15,000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre County. That contribution included a $10,000 gift from Allstate, thanks to Clifford’s placement on their Good Works Team. Another $5,000 came from Clifford’s personal NIL-related proceeds. Since Clifford arrived at Penn State, he has been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters. In addition, Clifford started Limitless NIL. His new agency focuses on helping college athletes venture into the NIL space. As CEO, Clifford hopes to make a difference in the lives of his fellow athletes and for the next wave of recruits coming into this new-look NCAA.
The winner of the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year award will be announced in Frisco, Texas on February 23, 2023. The award, presented by Albertsons and Tom Thumb, is the first college football honor to focus primarily on a player’s leadership, both on and off the field.
The winner will also receive a $10,000 contribution in his name to his school’s athletic scholarship fund. The contribution will be made by Jason Witten’s SCORE Foundation, the official charity of Jason and his wife Michelle.