NAME: Connor McGovern
LAST SEASON: 2015
There is a tradition of great linemen from District 2. They come in many different shapes and sizes with different skill sets. Connor McGovern was the complete package which made him one of the best of all-time. McGovern was a four-year letterman and two-time captain for the Black Knights. He helped lead them to a Wyoming Valley Conference Small School title in both 2013 and 2015 and district championship in 2013. A powerful run blocker, Lake-Lehman relied on McGovern to be the an important cog as the center in their Wing T offense which required him to be very versatile. He was also very tough on the defensive side of the football and could have eventually played that at the next level if he chose to.
McGovern was the 2015 NPF Wyoming Valley Conference Small School Lineman of the Year, a first-team offensive lineman and a first team defensive lineman. He also received league honors in 2014. McGovern was the NPF District 2 Lineman of the Year in 2015 and an All-District 2 offensive lineman in 2014. He was named an all-state offensive lineman by the Pennsylvania Football Writers in both 2014 and 2015. McGovern was named a first-team all-state offensive lineman in 2014 and 2015 and Lineman of the Year in 2015 by the Pennsylvania Football News. He received first-team offensive line honors from EasternPaFootball.com in both his junior and senior season. McGovern played in the 2015 UNICO Game and was selected to play in the US Army All-American Game in 2016. He was ranked a four-star prospect by all the major scouting services, No. 2 center in the country and 6th overall prospect in Pennsylvania by Rivals and No. 4 center in the country and 8th ranked overall prospect in Pennsylvania by ESPN. McGovern would continue his football career at Division I-FBS Penn State University where he would make 35 career starts on the offensive line for the Nittany Lions. He forgoed his senior season and declared for the NFL Draft in 2018. McGovern was a third round pick and 90th overall selection by the Dallas Cowboys. He missed the 2019 season with an injury but is expected to be a backup guard for Dallas in 2020.
Lake-Lehman coach Jerry Gilsky on McGovern: “Connor is very goal driven, proven by his success on and off the field. Truly a model player ever level program would love to have on their team that represents the level of hard work and dedication to the game and family.”