William E.

McGovern

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Student-Athlete

Bio

Year of Graduation: 1985

Year of Induction: 1996

Sport: Football

McGovern took over the starting slot as a free safety for the Crusader football team early in his freshman year and started every game thereafter. He had three interceptions as a freshman, four more his sophomore year, six additional steals as a junior and a nation-leading 11 as a senior - setting a school record in the process. When he graduated he ranked second in career interceptions at 24, behind fellow Hall of Famer John Provost. As a junior, he was chosen first team All-ECAC and honorable mention All-America, while his fantastic senior year garnered the following awards:  All-New England (first team); All-ECAC (first team); Kodak All-America (first team); and AP All-America (first team). Co-captain of the1984 squad, McGovern played on teams which compiled an overall record of 31-13-1, including the 1983 Lambert Cup champions. After graduation he pursued a career in collegiate coaching.

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