Sean Clifford parents Kelly Burke and John Clifford raised two football players. Sean has a younger brother in Liam Clifford.
The quarterback of Penn State, Sean became the starting quarterback of the Nittany Lions in 2019. A leader in his school and a leader wherever he went Sean's love for the game was instilled by his father, John, from a young age.
Raised in Ohio, Sean and his brother, Liam were coached by their father in every sport that was to be played in a season. Their mother was an athlete herself in her college days.
In 2022, Sean decided to return to Penn State for his sixth year and he is certainly glad he chose to make that decision. On January 2, 2022, the no.11 of Penn State ended his collegiate career with a bang as the Nittany Lions thumped Utah in the Rose Bowl finals.
Sean Clifford Parents Kelly Burke And John Clifford
Sean Clifford parents Kelly Burke and John Clifford are former college athletes based in Ohio. They raised two sons.
Sean's mother, Kelly Burke, ran track at the University of Dayton and his father, John Clifford, played football and baseball. He was a former Division III linesman at Dubuque, Iowa.
Sean's sheer enthusiasm for the sport trickled down to Kelly and John as well. The two were invested in their son's athletic career and helped him to choose his dream college after he had received tons of offers.
The love for the game has been coursing through Sean's veins since he was born.
Describing his son as goal-oriented in an interview with The Athletic in 2019, John is currently the vice president of sales and marketing at the American manufacturing company, Greif Inc.
He has been part of the company since 2002, has worked relentlessly for more than two decades, and now oversees the operation of the Containerboard Mill Division of the industrial packaging company.
A football player with a personality that of a leader, Kelly never doubted her son's success as a player. Kelly was an athlete herself in her heyday.
For her son's safety, Kelly enrolled him in a flag football league where the players couldn't tackle but the Penn State player convinced her to let him join a tackle league. One of the first posts on Sean's Instagram handle is dedicated to his mother with his little brother, Liam, in the frame as well.
Sean Clifford Family
Sean Clifford comes from a sporting family with his parents being former athletes.
The son of a former football player and track star, Sean was determined to succeed as a quarterback from a young age. His bedroom walls would be filled with papers with his goal written, which he would want to achieve in the year.
Knowing his son's love for the game, John would take Sean to various events related to the sports, with two attending Steve Clarkson's camp in 2009 when the Penn State quarterback was 11.
John and Kelly didn't raised two athletic children. Sean also has a younger brother in Liam, a football player for Penn State just like him.
Liam Clifford Followed In The Footsteps Of His Brother
Liam Clifford, age 20, is the wide receiver of the Penn State Nittany Lions having joined them in 2021.
A St. Xavier High School graduate, Liam was team captain in the final season of his high school team.
In 2020, the younger brother of Sean Clifford received two individual honors, including Ohio Prep Sportswriter Association Division I State Offensive Player of the Year and Greater Catholic League South Player of The Year.
In 2022, he earned academic all-big ten honors, which only shows that Liam is not only focused on football but has his mind set on achieving success in academics as well.
Standing at 6ft 1, Liam has already become a star name for Penn State. With his brother Sean, the two Clifford brothers are entrepreneurs and have established an athlete agency called Limitless.
The company currently handles 25 athletes affiliated with 12 different schools and has signed deals worth up to $10,000 with more than thirty companies. The brother started the company willing to help athletes solely focus on their game and leave the burden of being an influencer to them.
Sean Clifford Girlfriend Juliana Alessandroni
Sean Clifford and his girlfriend Juliana Alessandroni began dating on March 2019 after meeting at Penn State University.
On March 15, 2022, the football player shared a video celebrating their third anniversary with a compilation.
Juliana graduated from Spring-Ford High School, where she was on the varsity soccer team. The girlfriend of Sean Clifford graduated with a degree in kinesiology and exercise science from Penn State in 2021.
At Penn, Juliana was the assistant basketball coach and is currently the facility service sales representative at the American company Cintas, which makes products catering to the cleaning industries.
Last night, Juliana shared an Instagram story celebrating the victory of Penn State. She posted the photo of her boyfriend holding the Rose Bowl trophy with a caption that read: "My MVP Rose Bowl Champ."