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Clifford Selected Rose Bowl Game Big Ten Player of the Week

Clifford Selected Rose Bowl Game Big Ten Player of the Week

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Sophomore quarterback Sean Clifford (Cincinnati, Ohio) was named the Rose Bowl Game Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday after leading Penn State to a 35-7 win over Purdue.

Clifford paced the Nittany Lion offense, accounting for four touchdowns. He completed 20-of-29 passes for 264 yards and three touchdowns. Clifford connected with KJ Hamler on a 23-yard touchdown, Jahan Dotson for a 72-yard touchdown and Pat Freiermuth for a 7-yard score. His 72-yard pass to Dotson is Penn State’s longest this season. Clifford also rushed for a 3-yard score.



No. 12/11 Penn State Stifles Purdue, 35-7

No. 12/11 Penn State Stifles Purdue, 35-7

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – A fast start on offense and a voracious pass rush that totaled 10 sacks led Penn State to a 35-7 victory over Purdue in Big Ten football action Saturday afternoon in Beaver Stadium.

In the game’s first 16 minutes, Penn State (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) built a 28-0 lead as quarterback Sean Clifford (Cincinnati, Ohio) was responsible for four touchdowns, rushing for one and throwing three, while the defense held Purdue (1-4, 0-2 Big Ten) to just 1 yard. For the game, the Nittany Lions held the Boilers to 104 total yards and minus-19 rushing yards – the fewest rushing yards allowed by Penn State since 1978 and fifth-fewest since 1947.



First weekly luncheon – Wednesday, August 29th

The 2012 Penn State Football home opener on September 1st is right around the corner!

The first luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, August 29, 2012 in the Mount Nittany Club of Beaver Stadium. As always, the doors open at 11 AM with access through Gate B. Handicap access is available through the All Sports-Museum. The buffet lunches are offered beginning at 11:00 AM, followed by the program, moderated by our own Steve Jones who will be joined by two players and Coach O’Brien or another member of the coaching staff.


  • We are excited to announce that Coach Bill O’Brien has confirmed his attendance at our first luncheon.
  • As a result of overwhelming response to our first luncheon, guests will not be permitted due to space limitations.
  • Due to scheduling restrictions, we do not have advance notice of which players will be attending our weekly luncheons.

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Penn State Quarterback Club has no more openings for 2012 membership

As of Thursday, August 23, the Penn State Quarterback Club has reached its capacity, and no longer be accepting applications for new membership for the 2012 football season.

Fans interested in joining the club in the future should email president Pete Rohrer at mailto:par4psu@verizon.net


By CDT staff reports — State College – Centre Daily Times
July 18, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK — The State College Quarterback Club is accepting renewals and new members for the 2012 season.

The club supports the Penn State football program and is open to all fans. The club sponsors the Penn State Football Banquet saluting Nittany Lion seniors.

The club will host weekly luncheons during the season at The Mount Nittany Club in Beaver Stadium.

The luncheons begin Aug. 29 and will feature a member of the coaching staff and two players each week. There will be 12 luncheons on the Wednesdays prior to each game, with no luncheon scheduled for Oct. 10 because of the bye week.

Doors open at 11 a.m. and lunch is served until the program begins at 11:50 a.m.

Fans interested in joining the club should email president Pete Rohrer at mailto:par4psu@verizon.net


Penn State Football: Still Named Team MVP at Senior Awards Banquet

by , StateCollege.com

Sunday night marked the beginning of the end for the 23 members of the Penn State football senior class as more than 1,000 people gathered for the State College Quarterback Club’s annual banquet.

All-American and Co-Captain Devon Still took home the biggest award of the evening after being named the Most Valuable Player of the 2011 team.

Still added MVP honors to a growing list of awards that he has received in the past few weeks. They include four first-team All-America nods (Walter Camp Football Foundation, Football Writers Association of America, CBSsports.com and AT&T/ESPN) as well as the 2011 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and Defensive Lineman of the Year honors. Still gives Penn State 10 first-team All-Americans in the past seven years.

In addition to Still’s recognition as team MVP, the 2011 State College Quarterback Club award winners were as follows.

  • John Bruno, Jr. Memorial Award (outstanding member of special teams) – senior cornerback/kick returner Chaz Powell (New Freedom);
  • Ridge Riley Award (senior for “sportsmanship, scholarship, leadership and friendship”) – senior safety Drew Astorino (Edinboro);
  • Richard Maginnis Memorial Award (outstanding offensive lineman) – senior tackle Quinn Barham (Durham, N.C.) and senior guard Johnnie Troutman (Browns Mills, N.J.);
  • Robert B. Mitinger, Jr., Award (senior who exhibits courage, character and social responsibility) – Senior tight end Andrew Szczerba (Wilmington, Del.);
  • Outstanding Walk-on Award (walk-on player who exemplifies total commitment, loyalty, hard work and courage) – senior long snapper Jon Rohrbaugh (Ellicott City, Md.);
  • Quarterback Club Special Awards – senior defensive end Jack Crawford (Longport, N.J.),senior wide receiver Derek Moye (Rochester), senior linebacker Nate Stupar (State College) and senior safety Nick Sukay (Mount Pleasant);
  • The Nittany Lion Club Academic Achievement Award (senior with highest GPA) was presented to swide receiver Ryan Scherer (Avon Lake, Ohio).

In addition, former Penn State All-American Linebacker Shane Conlan was given Alumni Athlete Award. Conlan’s 63 solo tackles were a pivotal part of Penn State’s 12-0 1986 National Championship team. He remains to this day one of the great defensive players to have played at Penn State.

Penn State will be home for Christmas break before traveling to Dallas to take on 19 Houston (12-1) in the TicketCity Bowl. Houston head coach Kevin Sumlin was recently hired to coach Texas A&M and will not be coaching at the bowl game.

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