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Place of birth  Fayette, Michigan
Role  American football player
Name  Lynn Chandnois

College  Michigan State
Place of death  Flint, Michigan
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Date of birth  (1925-02-24)February 24, 1925
Date of death  April 19, 2011(2011-04-19) (aged 86)
NFL draft  1950 / Round: 1 / Pick 8
Died  April 19, 2011, Flint, Michigan, United States
Positions  Halfback, Kickoff returner

Education  Michigan State University

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Lynn Chandnois (February 24, 1925 – April 19, 2011) was an American football player who earned All-American honors for the Michigan State Spartans in 1949, won the NFL Player of the Year award for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1952, and played twice in the Pro Bowl.


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Early years

Lynn Chandnois was born in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on February 24, 1925. He moved to Flint, Michigan to live with an aunt and attend school. Chandnois earned All-State honors at Flint Central High School in basketball and football.

After graduating in 1944, he joined the United States Naval Air Corps and served for two years.

Collegiate career

Chandnois a 6 ft. 2 in. 195 lb halfback, defensive back and kick returner attended Michigan State University and was a four-year football standout for the Spartans. He also played basketball for one year. He ranks first in career pass interceptions (20) and interception return yardage (384), and was the team's MVP in 1948 and an All-American in 1949. He was the State of Michigan’s Outstanding Amateur Athlete in 1950.

Professional career

He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round (eighth overall) of the 1950 NFL Draft. He played in seven NFL seasons with the Steelers from 1950 to 1956.

Death and legacy

Lynn died on April 19, 2011 in Flint, Michigan, survived by his wife Paulette, daughters Lynda Harris of Grand Blanc, Michigan, and Suzanne Arnold of Prescott, Arizona.

Only Gale Sayers has a higher lifetime NFL kickoff return average.


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