John McGovern (American football)
|Minnesota Golden Gophers|
|Date of birth||September 15, 1887|
|Place of birth||Arlington, Minnesota|
|Date of death||December 13, 1963(aged 76)|
|Place of death||Le Sueur, Minnesota|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|College Football Hall of Fame (1966)|
McGovern was born in Arlington, Minnesota and attended high school in Arlington. McGovern played college football for the University of Minnesota, and was the junior captain and quarterback at the University of Minnesota. He led his team to the Big Nine conference (later the Big Ten Conference). McGovern was named an All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and Look Magazine in 1909. McGovern played for the Minnesota Golden Golphers football team under coach Henry L. Williams.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise, John McGovern was on the mind of protagonist Amory Blaine.