Brian Kovolisky

So., Off. Guard, 6-7, 272

Clark, New Jersey
Arthur Johnson H.S.

Starting position late in the 2001 season was beneficial to talented sophomore. Enters fall camp in a close competition with Jordan Pettit for starting guard role. A quick study who moved from DE last summer, Kovolisky has the frame to add more strength and weight.

Limited action until South Carolina game and injury to OG Duncan Cave... Started last five games... Saw action in six games... First career start was a win versus Duke... Moved to OL from DE at start of fall practice.


High School
Two-way starter - DE as sophomore, OT as junior, DE/OT as senior... Named All-State by Newark Star Ledger as senior... Made 72 tackles, eight sacks and two blocked kicks... All-Union County, All-Conference and All-Area selection... Team won a pair of conference titles and one state championship during his four years... Invited to play in annual Governor’s Bowl between New Jersey and New York prep stars... Listed in Gridiron Greats East Regional Elite Team... Also lettered in basketball and track... Honor student.

Majoring in sociology in the School of Arts and Science.

Son of John and Lorraine Kovolisky... Born on February 7, 1982... “Kovo”... Mom and dad are high school math teachers... Oldest of four siblings... Started VU career as DE... Played soccer as youngster... Cousin, Ed Halicki, pitched for the San Francisco Giants and threw a no-hitter against the New York Mets... Likes to read, fish and hang out with friends.


Vanderbilt Athletic Department
2601 Jess Neely Drive
Nashville, TN 37212
615-322-GOLD (4653)