Ron Chappell

Linn (OR)

Ron played in the Jesuit-Holy Cross rivalry his sophomore, Junior and senior years. As captain of the 1943 squad, Ron led his team to an 18-14 victory over Holy Cross, an undefeated season and the Louisiana State Championship. In the Holy Cross – contest, Ron alone picked up more yards than all of the Tiger ball carriers combined. His 70-yard touchdown run in the third quarter proved to be the game’s winning play. Ray went on to star for LSU, playing alongside future NFL Hall of Famer Y.A. title. Ron also played for two years in the NFL before returning to his alma mater to coach and teach. He served as Jesuit’s head coach from 1966-1970, retiring in 1988 after a 33-year career.

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