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Lynn P. Chewning
Lynn P. Chewning
Induction Year: 1988
Sport: Football
Graduation Year: 1950

Lynn P. Chewning received numerous honors in just two years at H-SC. As co-captain in 1948, he led Hampden-Sydney to its first winning season in 26 years, as the Tigers finished 6-2-1. An ex-VMI and Navy athlete, he was a first-team Little All-America fullback in 1948, and was named to the Little All-Southern and Virginia All-State teams. The second time he touched the ball in a Tiger uniform, he raced 49 yards against Wofford. In 1948, he led the state in scoring with 78 points, and was an honorable mention on the UPI All-America team, runner-up as the most valuable player among small colleges in the Southern Conference area, and a player in the inaugural North-South game at Miami, Florida.

An outstanding track athlete, Chewning was the 1948 Mason-Dixon champion in the 100-yard dash. The Danville native was selected captain in both track and football.

Chewning lives in Richmond.