QB | 6-1 | 211|
247 ★★★★ ESPN ★★★★ Rivals ★★★★ Scout ★★★★
FROM CLIFFORD'S HEAD COACH STEVE SPECHT
"Sean Clifford has been a tremendous asset to the long blue line of St. Xavier graduates that played for the football program. A four-year letterman and the first two-year captain, Sean has led us to four-straight playoffs, culminating in a State Championship his senior year. Sean is a tremendous human being that just happens to be one of the best quarterbacks I have coached in my entire career. He cares about people and wants to give back. Penn State's gain is without question, our loss. Sean's leadership and dedication to leaving St. Xavier better than he found it will be missed!"
High School: Four-year letterman for head coach Steve Specht at St. Xavier High School...Two-time team captain...Is the first player in program history to be a two-time team captain...Led the Bombers to the Division I Ohio State Championship with a double overtime win over St. Ignatius as a senior...St. X is the first 5-loss team (10-5) in OHSAA history to win a state title in any division...Guided the Bombers to three consecutive Greater Catholic South titles in three seasons as a starting quarterback...Invited to the Under Armour All-American Game and the Army All-American Game...Attended the 2017 Under Armour Game, but was unable to play due to injury...Was a 2016 Elite 11 Finalist...Named Most Accurate Passer at Elite 11 competition in June...Selected MaxPreps/JJHuddle first-team All-State in 2016...Garnered All-Greater Catholic League accolades as a junior...Earned All-City and All-District first team laurels as a senior...Tabbed Team MVP as a senior...Was 123-for-216 (56.2 percent) for 1,426 yards and nine touchdowns through the air and had 152 rushes for 571 yards and 12 scores as a senior...Accounted for 1,746 passing yards, 225 rushing yards and 18 total touchdowns (12 passing, 6 rushing) in 2015...Accumulated 832 passing yards, 314 rushing yards and 11 total touchdowns (9 passing, 2 rushing) as a sophomore...Finished career ranked fourth in St. Xavier history with 4,004 career passing yards...Broke the school record for rushing yards (1,110) and rushing touchdowns (20) by a quarterback...Is a consensus four-star prospect by all four recruiting services - 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Ranked as the 80th overall prospect by ESPN...Rated as the No. 1 prospect in Ohio, No. 3 pro-style quarterback in the country and No. 4 player in the region by ESPN...Is the 11th-ranked pro-style quarterback and 18th-ranked player in the state of Ohio according to 247Sports...Ranked as the top quarterback in Ohio, No. 2 QB in the Midwest and No. 24 overall quarterback by Scout...Ranked as the No. 161 overall recruit by Rivals, as well as the No. 8 quarterback and No. 5 prospect in Ohio...Lettered in basketball as a freshman and track and field as a junior.
Personal: Full name is Sean Burke Clifford...Son of Kelly Burke and John Clifford...Has one younger brother, Liam Clifford...Cousin, Ann White, is currently attending Penn State...Hobbies include youth quarterback training, golf and playing basketball...Intends to major in business with plans to go into sports management...Born July 14, 1998 in Barrington, Illinois.