DYNAMIC OFFENSIVE DUO CLANCY, BROWN RECOGNIZED FOR STELLAR 2013 CAMPAIGNS
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After combining to post some of the best offensive numbers in the entire country this fall, two members of the Merrimack College football team – senior quarterback Joe Clancy (Newburyport, Mass.) and sophomore wide receiver Jere Brown (Freeport, N.Y.) – were named to the Daktronics All-Super Region 1 Second Team Offense, as announced Thursday morning.
The two players were quite the dynamic connection throughout another memorable fall campaign for the Warriors, which saw them finish with seven victories for the first time in four years and rank at or near the top of several national offensive categories.
Already named to the Northeast-10 Offensive Player of the Year and a Harlon Hill Trophy Regional Finalist, Clancy became the first student-athlete in conference history to pass for over 4,000 yards in a single season. He led the conference and ranked second in the country in passing yards (4116) and passing yards per game (374.2), while leading the nation in passing touchdowns (48), completions (396) and completion percentage (64.4%). The Newburyport, Mass., native also was named the New England Football Writers Association Co-Offensive Player of the Year and was named to the NE-10 All-Conference First Team, as well.
Brown, who led the conference and the country with 17 receiving touchdowns, also was named to the Second Team Offense with Clancy. The sophomore enjoyed a breakout campaign in which he established himself as one of Clancy's favorite targets; he finished the season with 86 receptions and 1,186 receiving yards, averaging 13.8 yards per catch and 107.8 receiving yards per game.