Clancy stays home, signs with KWC to continue playing football

May 4, 2022 | 12:05 am

Updated May 3, 2022 | 8:21 pm

Photo courtesy of Owensboro Catholic

Kentucky Wesleyan football will be getting a familiar face in Owensboro next season, as Owensboro Catholic’s Lincoln Clancy has signed with the Panthers.

“It feels great to finally know where I’ll be going next year and getting that weight off of your shoulders is a blessing,” Clancy said.

Clancy is coming off a senior season in which he battled injuries, but still averaged 230 passing yards and two touchdowns per game in 12 games.

Along with being able to stay close to home, Clancy said the tight-knit atmosphere they have amongst the players and coaches convinced him to sign.

“I chose KWC because it really stuck out to me and being a family first community and being close to home is something that was important to me,” Clancy said.

The Panthers football program stylistically was also very appealing to Clancy, as their offensive schemes are very familiar to him and something he feels very comfortable in running.

“The program really stood out to me [because] the coaches are great and the atmosphere seems great,” Clancy said. “It’s just a really good fit for me. They run the same offense I have run my whole life so I think it’s gonna be a great fit.”

While playing Clancy hasn’t figured out what he wants to study yet, but is pondering going into education and becoming a coach after his playing days. 

The Owensboro native is very excited to take his talents to the next level at Kentucky Wesleyan, but said he wouldn’t be able to do it if it weren’t for the players and coaches at Owensboro Catholic.

“I will miss Catholic High football so much,” Clancy said. “There’s nothing like the football community at Catholic high. The fans and the alumni do amazing things for the program. I will miss my teammates the most. Those are brothers for life and without them I wouldn’t be able to play football at the next level.”

May 4, 2022 | 12:05 am

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