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.
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.