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| name = Larry Conover
 
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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]], [[United States]]
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| birth_place = [[Atlantic City, New Jersey]]
| 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}}
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| death_place = [[Atlantic City, New Jersey]]
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| position1 = [[Center (gridiron football)|Center]]
 
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| position = [[Center (American football)|Center]]
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| college = [[Penn State Nittany Lions football|Penn State]]
| college = [[Penn State University|Penn State]]
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| playing_years1 = 1921–1923
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| playing_team1 = [[Canton Bulldogs]]
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| playing_years2 = 1924
| Honors = Canton Daily News: 1st team all-NFL (1923)<br>
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| playing_team2 = [[Pottsville Maroons]]
GB Press-Gazette: 2nd team all-NFL (1923)
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| playing_years3 = 1925
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| playing_team3 = [[Cleveland Bulldogs]]
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| playing_years4 = 1926
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| playing_team4 = [[Frankford Yellow Jackets]]
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| career_highlights = * Canton Daily News: 1st team all-NFL (1923)
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* GB Press-Gazette: 2nd team all-NFL (1923)
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* [[Anthracite League]] champion (1924)
 
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| years = 1921-1923<br>1924<br>1925<br>1926
 
| 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>
   
'''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>
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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.
   
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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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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| DATE OF BIRTH = 1894-05-21
 
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Latest revision as of 19:42, August 4, 2019

Larry Conover
Date of birth: (1894-05-21)May 21, 1894
Place of birth: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Date of death: August 4, 1945(1945-08-04) (aged 51)
Place of death: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Career information
Position(s): Center
Organizations
Career highlights and awards
  • Canton Daily News: 1st team all-NFL (1923)
  • GB Press-Gazette: 2nd team all-NFL (1923)
  • Anthracite League champion (1924)
Playing stats at NFL.com

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.[1] Conover was the head basketball coach at Clemson for the 1920–21 season.[2]

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.[3] In 1924, the Maroons won the Anthracite League championship. The following year, the Maroons joined the NFL.

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.[4]

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