Football

LH’s Kovell into IUP HOF

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) Athletic Department recently announced its 12-member Hall of Fame Class of 2021 and it includes Laurel Highlands graduate Paul Kovell.

Kovell played football for IUP from 1987 to 1990. He was a four-time All-PSAC West selection as a tight end, including a first teamer as a junior and senior. Kovell graduated as the third-leading pass catcher in IUP history with 122 receptions, the most among tight ends. He was a rookie free agent signee with the Philadelphia Eagles.

This year’s Hall of Fame class will be formally inducted Saturday, Sept. 18 prior to the IUP football game against Shepherd. This will be the the first class to be inducted since 2019 due to the pandemic.

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