SENIOR QUARTERBACK EARNS SPOT IN ONE OF NATION'S PREMIERE ALL-STAR GAMES
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After participating in the National Bowl against some of the top FCS, Division II and Division III competition across the country, Merrimack College football senior quarterback Joe Clancy (Newburyport, Mass.) will take his talents and participate against some of the top football players at the Division I BCS level this Saturday after earning a spot in the prestigious Medal of Honor Bowl.
Clancy, a Beyond Sports Network All-American and the Northeast-10 Conference Offensive Player of the Year, will travel south to South Carolina and will put his talents to test against some of the top collegiate football players this season in the 2014 Medal of Honor Bowl. The prestigious event takes place this Saturday, Jan. 11, at Johnson Hagood Stadium on the campus of The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.
One of six quarterbacks participating in the event, Clancy joins a star-studded cast of elite players from all Divisions in collegiate football this Saturday in a showcase of some of the nation's most promising and talented players. The Newburyport, Mass., native will join the ranks of players from such elite schools such as Tennessee, Kansas State, Arkansas, NC State, West Virginia, Wake Forest, Maryland, Rutgers, TCU, Virginia Tech, Baylor, Connecticut, Texas, Ole Miss, North Carolina, Oklahoma State and much more.
The Medal of Honor Bowl is a premiere all-star game featuring the nation's top draft-eligible college football players as projected for the NFL draft. The game honors the Medal of Honor recipients and the game's beneficiaries, the Medal of Honor Museum Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project.
After being named an All-American last month, Clancy adds one more honor to his incredible resume after already being named the Northeast-10 Conference Offensive Player of the Year and earning a spot on the NE-10 All-Conference First Team. The gunslinger also was named the Gridiron Football Club of Greater Boston Co-Offensive Player of the Year and was Merrimack's lone representative on the New England Football Writers All-New England Team, and also was named to the Daktronics All-Super Region I Second Team Offense. He finished with 4,116 passing yards, 48 touchdowns and averaged 374.2 yards per game, becoming the first passer in league history to eclipse the 4,000-yard mark in a single season.
Medal of Honor Bowl
About the Game
The Medal of Honor Bowl is a premiere all-star game featuring the nation's top draft-eligible college football players as projected for the NFL draft. The game honors the Medal of Honor recipients and the game's beneficiaries, the Medal of Honor Museum Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project. For more information about the game and to find out how you can become a supporter, visit www.MOHbowl.com.
About the Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor is America's highest military honor and is awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. The medal is awarded by the President of the United States in the name of Congress to US military personnel only. There are three versions of the medal, one for the Army, one for the Navy, and one for the Air Force. Personnel of the Marine Corps and Coast Guard receive the Navy version.