Clancy Named Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Co-Offensive Player of the Year

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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After putting up the most prolific single-season campaign by any quarterback in the history of the Merrimack College football team, senior Joe Clancy (Newburyport, Mass.) added yet another postseason honor to his already impressive resume after being named a recipient of the Joe Zabilski Award by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston, as announced this week.

The Joe Zabilski Award recognizes New England's top offensive and defensive players in Divisions II and III. Clancy was named a co-winner of the Offensive Player of the Year Award alongside Framingham State running back Melikke Van Alstyne, who amassed over 1,600 yards for the Division III Rams in 2013. The Defensive Player of the Year Award was handed to Stonehill linebacker Brian Harrington.

Already named to 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 to the Beyond Sports Network All-America Honorable Mention Team and New England Football Writers Association All-New England Team, and was named to the NE-10 All-Conference First Team, as well.

Awards Banquet Information: Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Westin Waltham Hotel. Tickets are $50 each or $500 for a table of 10. Order online, or call club secretary Dick Lawrence at (781) 929-3650. Social hour 6:00 p.m., dinner at 7:00.


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