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| birth_date = {{Birth date|1894|05|21}}
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| birth_date = {{birth_date|1894|05|21}}
| birth_place = [[Atlantic City, New Jersey]]
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| birth_place = [[Atlantic City, New Jersey]], [[United States]]
| death_date = {{Death date and age|1945|8|4|1894|5|21}}
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| death_date = {{death date and age|1945|8|4|1894|5|21}}
| death_place = [[Atlantic City, New Jersey]]
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| position1 = [[Center (gridiron football)|Center]]
 
 
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| weight_lb = 190
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| college = [[Penn State Nittany Lions football|Penn State]]
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| position = [[Center (American football)|Center]]
| playing_years1 = 1921–1923
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| college = [[Penn State University|Penn State]]
| playing_team1 = [[Canton Bulldogs]]
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| playing_years2 = 1924
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| playing_team2 = [[Pottsville Maroons]]
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| Honors = Canton Daily News: 1st team all-NFL (1923)<br>
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GB Press-Gazette: 2nd team all-NFL (1923)
| playing_team3 = [[Cleveland Bulldogs]]
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| playing_team4 = [[Frankford Yellow Jackets]]
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| career_highlights = * Canton Daily News: 1st team all-NFL (1923)
 
* GB Press-Gazette: 2nd team all-NFL (1923)
 
* [[Anthracite League]] champion (1924)
 
 
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| teams = [[Canton Bulldogs]] ([[National Football League|NFL]]) <br>[[Pottsville Maroons]] ([[Anthracite League|AL]])<br>[[Cleveland Bulldogs]] (NFL)<br>[[Frankford Yellow Jackets]] (NFL)
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'''Larner Somers Gardner Conover''' (May 21, 1894 – August 4, 1945) was a professional [[American football]] player who played during the early years of the [[National Football League]] (NFL). After attending high school in [[Atlantic City, New Jersey]], Conover attended [[Penn State University]], where he served as the team's captain in 1917.<ref>{{cite news| url=https://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9D05E7DD1F3BEE3ABC4F53DFBF668382609EDE | work=The New York Times | title=PENN STATE IS AT WORK.; Football Prospects Are BrightMany Veterans to Return | date=September 7, 1919}}</ref> Conover was the head basketball coach at [[Clemson Tigers men's basketball|Clemson]] for the 1920–21 season.<ref>{{cite web|last=Bourret|first=Tim|title=Former Head Coaches|url=http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/clem/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/2010-11_media_guide.pdf|work=Clemson 2010-11 Tiger Basketball Media Guide|accessdate=August 17, 2011|author2=Philip Sikes |page=152}}</ref>
 
   
Nicknamed "The Atlantic City Airedale", Conovar made his professional debut in the NFL in 1921 with the [[Canton Bulldogs]]. Conover played in the league for four years, playing for the [[Cleveland Bulldogs]], [[Frankford Yellow Jackets]] and Canton. In 1922, Conover signed on to play with the then-independent, [[Pottsville Maroons]]. There he helped the Maroons become the top team in the [[Pennsylvania]] coal region.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.profootballresearchers.org/Articles/Pottsville_Maroons.pdf |title=Archived copy |accessdate=March 23, 2011 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20101218173246/http://profootballresearchers.org/Articles/Pottsville_Maroons.pdf |archivedate=December 18, 2010 |df= }}</ref> In 1924, the Maroons won the [[Anthracite League]] championship. The following year, the Maroons joined the NFL.
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'''Larner Somers Gardner Conover''' aka "The Atlantic City Airedale" (May 21, 1894 August 4, 1945)<ref>http://www.oldestlivingprofootball.com/19491940necrology.htm</ref> was a professional [[American football|football]] player who played during the early years of the [[National Football League]]. After attending high school in [[Atlantic City, New Jersey]], Conover attended [[Pennsylvania State University]], where he served as the team's captain in 1917.<ref>{{cite news| url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9D05E7DD1F3BEE3ABC4F53DFBF668382609EDE | work=The New York Times | title=PENN STATE IS AT WORK.; Football Prospects Are BrightMany Veterans to Return | date=7 September 1919}}</ref> Conover was the head basketball coach at [[Clemson Tigers men's basketball|Clemson]] for the 1921 season.<ref>{{cite web|last=Bourret|first=Tim|title=Former Head Coaches|url=http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/clem/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/2010-11_media_guide.pdf|work=Clemson 2010-11 Tiger Basketball Media Guide|accessdate=17 August 2011|coauthors=Philip Sikes|page=152}}</ref>
   
Conover later served as a line coach coach at the [[University of Georgia]] and as an assistant football coach his alma mater, Penn State, from 1926 to 1932. He died on August 4, 1945, in [[Atlantic City, New Jersey]], from a heart attack after attempting to revive a drowned swimmer.<ref>{{cite news |author=<!--Staff writer(s); no by-line.--> |title=Heart Attack Fatal—Larry Conover Dies in Trying To Save a Life |url=https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21338314/the_pittsburgh_press/ |newspaper=[[Pittsburgh Press]] |location=[[Pittsburgh|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]] |agency=[[United Press International]] |date=August 5, 1945 |page=24 |access-date=June 27, 2018 |via=[[Newspapers.com]] {{Open access}} }}</ref>
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He made his professional debut in the [[National Football League]] in 1921 with the [[Canton Bulldogs]]. Conover played in the league for 4 years, playing for the [[Cleveland Bulldogs]], [[Frankford Yellow Jackets]] and Canton. In 1922, Conover signed on to played with the then-independent, [[Pottsville Maroons]]. There he helped the Maroons become the top team in the [[Pennsylvania]] coal region.<ref>http://www.profootballresearchers.org/Articles/Pottsville_Maroons.pdf</ref> In 1924, Larry helped the Maroons win the [[Anthracite League]] championship.<ref>http://home.comcast.net/~ghostsofthegridiron/Maroons_Atlantic-City_1924.htm</ref> The following year, the Maroons joined the NFL.
   
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{{Clemson Tigers men's basketball coach navbox}}
 
{{Clemson Tigers men's basketball coach navbox}}
 
{{1923 Canton Bulldogs}}
 
{{1923 Canton Bulldogs}}
   
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| DATE OF BIRTH = 1894-05-21
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| PLACE OF BIRTH = [[Atlantic City, New Jersey]], [[United States]]
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| DATE OF DEATH = 1945-08-04
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[[Category:1894 births]]
 
[[Category:1945 deaths]]
 
[[Category:American football centers]]
 
 
[[Category:Canton Bulldogs players]]
 
[[Category:Canton Bulldogs players]]
[[Category:Clemson Tigers football coaches]]
 
[[Category:Clemson Tigers men's basketball coaches]]
 
 
[[Category:Cleveland Bulldogs players]]
 
[[Category:Cleveland Bulldogs players]]
 
[[Category:Frankford Yellow Jackets players]]
 
[[Category:Frankford Yellow Jackets players]]
[[Category:Georgia Bulldogs football coaches]]
 
[[Category:Penn State Nittany Lions football coaches]]
 
[[Category:Penn State Nittany Lions football players]]
 
 
[[Category:Pottsville Maroons (Anthracite League) players]]
 
[[Category:Pottsville Maroons (Anthracite League) players]]
[[Category:Sportspeople from Atlantic City, New Jersey]]
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[[Category:Penn State Nittany Lions football players]]
[[Category:Players of American football from New Jersey]]
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