Lynn Chandnois

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Lynn Chandnois

Date of birth
Feb 24, 1925

Date of death
Apr 19, 2011 (age 86)

Ht: 6'2"Wt: 198 lbs.

Birthplace
Garden, MI

Hometown
Flint, MI

College
Michigan State University

Summary
Lynn Chandnois (born February 24, 1925) is a former standout professional American football player who earned All-American honors for the Michigan State Spartans in 1949 and the NFL Player Of The Year award for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1952. After both his parents died, Lynn, who was born in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, moved to Flint to live with an aunt and go to school...
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Playing career
Pittsburgh SteelersHalfback, Tailback, Wingback
Career totals of 593 carries for 1,934 yards; 162 receptions for 2,012 yards; 66 punt returns for 312 yards; 92 kickoff returns for 2,720 yards; 26 touchdowns... View more

Michigan State FootballDefensive Back, Kick Returner, Halfback
In School's Athletic Hall of Fame.

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Updated athletic career information for Lynn Chandnois
Edited the career summary for Lynn Chandnois.
by Caesar Berardi Apr 25, 2013
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Updated athletic career information for Lynn Chandnois
Edited the career summary for Lynn Chandnois.
  • Added player career summary for Pittsburgh Steelers:
    "Career totals of 593 carries for 1,934 yards; 162 receptions for 2,012 yards; 66 punt returns for 312 yards; 92 kickoff returns for 2,720 yards; 26 touchdowns - completed 19 passes for 289 yards and 2 touchdowns - Played in the 1952 and 1953 Pro Bowls"
by msunav Jan 30, 2012
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NFL Notebook: Eagles offer payment options for ticket holders (Yahoo! Sports)
The Philadelphia Eagles are the latest team to offer a deferment option for season ticket holders to pay for their 2011 tickets. Season ticket holders will have the option on their second payments to "pay now or defer payment until June 7 or until there is an...
Yahoo! Sports, Apr 21, 2011
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Former Steelers kick-return star Chandnois dies at 86
Lynn Chandnois, a Pittsburgh Steelers special-teams star whose kickoff-return average ranks second only to Hall of Famer Gale Sayers in NFL history, died Tuesday. He was 86.
NFL.com, Apr 21, 2011
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Ex-Pittsburgh Steelers, Michigan State Spartans standout Lynn Chandnois dies
Lynn Chandnois, a special teams star for the Pittsburgh Steelers whose average on kickoff returns ranks second only to Gale Sayers in NFL history, died Tuesday. He was 86.
ESPN, Apr 21, 2011
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Former Steeler Chandnois dies at 86 (The Canadian Press)
FLINT, Mich. - Lynn Chandnois, a special-teams star for the Pittsburgh Steelers whose average on kickoff returns ranks second only to Gale Sayers in NFL history, died Tuesday. He was 86.
Yahoo! Sports, Apr 21, 2011
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Former Steeler and Spartan Chandnois dies at 86 (AP)
Lynn Chandnois, a special teams star for the Pittsburgh Steelers whose average on kickoff returns ranks second only to Gale Sayers in NFL history, died Tuesday. He was 86. Michigan State, where Chandnois was a two-way standout in the late 1940s, said Thursday...
Yahoo! Sports, Apr 21, 2011
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Former All-American Lynn Chandnois Passes Away At Age 86
Former Michigan State All-American Lynn Chandnois, one of college football's most talented two-way players in the late 1940s, died Tuesday, April 19. The Flint, Mich., resident was 86.
Michigan State University Athletics Department, Apr 21, 2011
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