Gardendale, AL – Tabernacle quarterback Clinton Chase made his college choice official Thursday signing his Letter of Intent to play for the Shorter University Hawks in front of a packed house at Tabernacle Christian School.
“I just want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for everything he has done for me. I want to thank my my friends, family, coaches and especially my brothers at Tabernacle.” Chase said after inking his letter to Shorter. “I wouldn’t be here without all of you. I couldn’t dream of a better school than Shorter University. All glory and honor to God.”
The 6’1, 175 pound dual-threat quarterback picked the Hawks after completing a standout senior campaign that featured a trip to the CFA semifinals. He closed out his playing career as one of the most prolific athletes in Tabernacle history racking up 1,929 yards passing, completing 146-of-231 throws and 28 touchdowns while adding 600 yards and 11 scores on the ground.
Chase added CFA Offensive Player of the Year and All-Conference Quarterback honors in addition to being named the Offensive player of the Game at the prestigious Gatlinburg All-American Bowl.
“Having one of our Torches sign with a University at the next level gives our football program an enorums boost in terms of hope for the future. It proves to our future players that if they set goals, work hard, stay focused, and be determined that they too can be in that position as well.” Tabernacle head football coach Clint Chase said. “For all of us, we know that football will end one day, in regard to playing on the field, but it is wonderful while it lasts and can help provide a better education, that can help families better themselves and help them financially to help others which we are called by God to do.”
In addition to football, Clinton is a leader on the baseball diamond for the defending state champion Torches and is currently competing to capture back-to-back state titles on the hardwood.