Penn State is looking for a bounce-back year in 2022, and the Nittany Lions will get one key offensive piece back for another year.

On Friday, starting quarterback Sean Clifford revealed he would be back for one more year in Happy Valley:

“Penn State is more than football for me,” wrote Clifford in a note on Twitter. “It is family. My teammates, Coach Franklin, the staff and the community have shaped me into the man I am today and I am forever grateful.

“With that being said, I will be returning to Penn State to play one more season in the Blue & White. I could not pass up the chance to be with this family and play the game I love again.”

Clifford battled through injury and illness at times in 2021. He managed to set a career-high in passing yards with 2,912 and added 20 touchdowns with 6 interceptions. It was Clifford’s lowest interception total as a starter.

For his career, Clifford has thrown for 7,644  yards and accumulated 71 total touchdowns with the Nittany Lions. Getting him back for 2022 should be a boost for James Franklin and Penn State.