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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>
 
'''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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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.
 
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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Born(1894-05-21)May 21, 1894
Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
DiedAugust 4, 1945(1945-08-04) (aged 51)
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight190 pounds (86 kg)
Position(s)Center
CollegePenn State
Career highlights
HonorsCanton Daily News: 1st team all-NFL (1923)
GB Press-Gazette: 2nd team all-NFL (1923)
Statistics
* Pro Football Reference
Teams
1921-1923
1924
1925
1926
Canton Bulldogs (NFL)
Pottsville Maroons (AL)
Cleveland Bulldogs (NFL)
Frankford Yellow Jackets (NFL)

Larner Somers Gardner Conover aka "The Atlantic City Airedale" (May 21, 1894 – August 4, 1945)[1] was a professional 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.[2] Conover was the head basketball coach at Clemson for the 1921 season.[3]

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.[4] In 1924, Larry helped the Maroons win the Anthracite League championship.[5] The following year, the Maroons joined the NFL.

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