Special players come along once, or if you are lucky twice, in a lifetime. Connor is
that player. From the time he stepped on the field for Wellsboro football he gave every ounce he had. A 4 year starter and 2 year captain he lead by example but when he spoke everyone listened. Connor doesn't know how to quit, how to stop, or how to give up. Since he first took the field as a freshman he left his mark by taking on players 2 and 3 times his size. He never backed down and he always found a way to win. He was the anchor of the line that protected Ben Shaw and Michael Pietropola and allowed for them to have an excellent career and season. On defense he could be found playing all over the field in the front 7. Unfortunately Connor's senior season was cut short by a major knee injury at Athens. True to his form, he went out as he came in. On the play in question Connor planted his foot and turned, tearing a ligament in his knee. Instead of falling like most players do, he continued with the play and sacked the quarterback; a fitting end to his cut short career. I often told the players to, "Play every play like it is your last." Connor did this every time he took the field. He not only earned the respect of his teammates and coaches, but opposing coaches also. Even though he missed nearly half the season, Connor was selected to the All-NTL second team as center, an award befitting his storied Wellsboro career.