FERRUM, Virginia -- Ferrum College senior quarterback Zack Clifford has broken four more school records with the Panther football program. He now owns 12 school records and is the most prolific passing quarterback in the 64-year history of the Black Hats.
Clifford came into the 2019 season already owning eight school passing records, but has since added four more to his resume. Recently he set career marks for passing yards, pass completions, pass attempts and touchdown passes. Clifford now owns records for:
- Game pass attempts (38 vs. Averett, 2017)
- Season pass attempts (249 in 2017)
- Career pass attempts (613 from 2016-present)
- Game pass completions (20 vs. Apprentice, 2017)
- Season pass completions (133 in 2017)
- Career pass completions (332 from 2016-present)
- Game touchdown passes (4 vs. Greensboro, 2018)
- Season touchdown passes (17 in 2018)
- Career touchdown passes (38 from 2016-present)
- Game passing yards (347 vs. Apprentice, 2017)
- Season passing yards (1,858 in 2017)
- Career passing yards (4,453 from 2016-present)
Clifford and the Panthers have three games remaining this season, one at home and two on the road. Ferrum hosts Shenandoah University November 2 at W.B. Adams Stadium, then plays at Hampden-Sydney College November 9 and at Emory & Henry College November 16. The game at Emory & Henry will be the Fourth Annual Crooked Road Classic.
A senior from Salem, Virginia, Clifford prepped at Glenvar High School, where he helped the Highlanders win the 2014 Virginia High School League AA State Championship, scoring the game-winning touchdown as time expired in the title game.