Earlier this year, Peyton Cosover ’23, quarterback for the Boys’ Varsity Football Team, won the Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation’s Scholar-Athlete-Leader Award. The award commends excellence in football, citizenship, school leadership, and academic performance, and is given to one student from each high school in the area. Cosover said receiving this award was “incredibly special” to him because it is an “off-the-field award, as opposed to something on the field.” According to Cosover, receiving the honor is reflective of his dedication to “being a good person and a strong leader” in addition to being an accomplished athlete.
Cosover’s football career began when he was just five-years-old in his hometown of Easton, Pennsylvania. He tried flag football and “fell in love” with the sport, and has been playing it ever since. Entering as a new IV Former into the Hamill House in 2021, football gave him the opportunity to “make many great friends and meet supportive coaches.” In the fall of 2022, Cosover was made Captain of the Varsity Football Team in addition to becoming a prefect in Hamill, two roles that have helped him “hone his leadership skills.” This past fall, Cosover led his team through a successful football season, triumphing over competitive rivals such as the Peddie School, the Hotchkiss School, Deerfield Academy, and the Hill School.
Reflecting on his experience with football, Cosover said, “[Football] added so many awesome and significant things in my life.” He is thankful for “all the awesome people” that have guided him on his journey, including “both teammates as well as coaches.”
Lawrenceville football coach and French teacher Patrick Loughlin noted that Cosover was “a leader for this team all season.” “While I only had the opportunity to coach Peyton for one year, I knew right away that he was going to have a successful senior season due to this work ethic, his passion, and his knowledge of the game,” he said.
Loughlin found it was “no surprise” that Cosover received the award: “Not only is he a phenomenal football player, but also an outstanding student and young man.”
After graduation, Cosover will continue his football career at Lafayette College at the Division-I level.