Former NFL linebacker and Penn State star Dan Connor to coach high school football

Former NFL linebacker and Penn State star Dan Connor to coach high school football

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Former NFL linebacker and Penn State star Dan Connor to coach high school football

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Dan Connor spent six seasons in the NFL. (Photo: Bob Donnan, USA TODAY Sports)

Dan Connor spent six seasons in the NFL. (Photo: Bob Donnan, USA TODAY Sports)

Dan Connor, who spent six years in the NFL with the Panthers, Cowboys and Giants, has been named the varsity football coach at Archbishop Carroll in suburban Philadelphia.

Connor is probably best known for setting a program-record 419 career tackles at Penn State after a star career at Strath Haven High in the Philadelphia area. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Connor had 451 tackles and 19 interceptions at Strath Haven on defense and ran for 4,556 yards and scored 77 touchdowns on offense.

Following his retirement from the NFL, Connor spent the last two years as the linebackers coach at Division II West Chester under longtime coach Bill Zwaan, who oddly enough is Carroll graduate.

“He’s a tireless worker, loves football,” Zwaan told The Inquirer. “He’s always trying to make himself a better coach.”

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