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 Lynn Chandnois

Lynn Chandnois

Birth
Fayette, Delta County, Michigan, USA
Death 19 Apr 2011 (aged 86)
Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
Burial Holly, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Plot Section CC20, Row A, Site 70
Memorial ID 68717655 · View Source
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Professional Football Player. For seven seasons (1950 to 1956), he played at the halfback and tailback positions in the National Football League with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Born Lynn Everett Chandnois, he attended Central High School in Flint, Michigan where he was a star player and served with the US Naval Air Corps during World War II, prior to playing collegiate football at Michigan State University where he earned First-Team All-American honors. He was named Michigan Outstanding Amateur Athlete in 1950. Selected by the Steelers during the 1st round (8th overall pick) of the 1950 NFL Draft, he appeared in 72 career regular season games. During the course of his career Chandnois became one of the most effective special team players of his era, as he led the league two consecutive years in kickoff return yard average (1951 with 32.5 and 1952 with 35.2), while achieving Pro-Bowl status twice (1952 to 1953). He was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1988 and enshrined to the Michigan State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1992. At the time of his death, Chandnois remained the Spartans' leader in career interceptions with 20 and interception-return yardage with 410.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 21 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68717655
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lynn Chandnois (24 Feb 1925–19 Apr 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68717655, citing Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Oakland County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .