Peyton Cosover ’23 Wins National Football Foundation Scholar-Leader-Athlete Award

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Peyton Cosover ’23 Wins National Football Foundation Scholar-Leader-Athlete Award

For his excellence on and off the gridiron, Peyton Cosover ’23 won the Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation’s Scholar-Athlete-Leader award. Honorees are selected for their outstanding academic application and performance, school leadership and citizenship, and football ability and performance.

Cosover, who captained the 2022 Big Red squad at quarterback, has been a two-year starter for Lawrenceville. Napoleon Sykes, Lawrenceville’s head football coach, described Cosover as “a servant leader at his core.”

“He is always looking for ways to serve, whether he is serving as a Prefect in [Hamill] House, helping younger teammates or Housemates with homework, or simply hanging with my young kids at the dining hall. He is just a great kid with a big heart,” said Sykes. Cosover has been either a Dean’s List (grade point average over 3.2) or High Honors (grade point average over 3.6) student since he came to Lawrenceville as a Fourth Former.

Sykes said Cosover’s leadership and play were a “large part” of Big Red’s 7-2 finish last fall, crediting his “positive attitude, his attention to detail, and the fact that he threw for close to 3,000 yards in nine games” as contributing to the team’s success.

“Peyton scored a ton of touchdowns, made countless big plays with his arm this season, and through his leadership on and off the field, garnered an abundance of respect from his coaches and teammates,” said Sykes. “We talk about being a ‘man built for others’ around here a lot; Peyton is exactly that.”

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