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Local man is inducted into Hall of Fame

Staff Report Published: February 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Hudson resident Ed Chessar Jr. recently was inducted into the Ohio Northern University Athletics Hall of Fame Feb. 3 in Ada.

Chessar set several records as a four-year letter winner at quarterback for the Ohio Northern football team from 1987 to 1990.

Chessar set numerous Ohio Northern passing records during his college career. By the time he graduated, Chessar established career standards for pass attempts (1,004), completions (490), touchdowns (45), passing yards (6,452), plays (1,192) and total offense (5,813 yards).

He also set single-season marks for pass attempts (284), passing yards (1,846) and passing touchdowns (15).

He was only the second quarterback in Ohio Northern history to lead the team in passing yards for four consecutive seasons.

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Further, at the conclusion of his college career, Chessar ranked second in the Ohio Athletic Conference in career passing yards, attempts and completions; third in total plays; and fourth in career touchdowns.

He earned the Clyde A. Lamb Award for most Outstanding Freshman and was honorable mention all-conference.

A lifetime member of the N-Men's Association, Chessar was a member of the Ohio Northern coaching staff for a season following his playing career.

A pharmacy major who graduated in 1993, Chessar is currently district sales manager for CVS Health.

He is an active preceptor for the college of pharmacy as well as a mentor to students. Chessar is a native of Maple Heights and graduated from Trinity High School in Garfield Heights. He and his wife, Debbie, have three children and currently reside in Hudson.

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