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.