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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Lynn Chandnois, Steelers '50's Star, Dies

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting the Steelers Special teams stand out, Lynn Chandnois, has passed away.

The Steelers of the 1950's had little to smile about, but Chandnois kick return average is only second to the legendary Gayle Sayers. Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney has praised him as one of the team's stars from the past.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dan's right, Lynn was one of the bright spots on the 50's teams. He still rates 2nd only to Gale with a 29.57 kick return ave. Gale's is 30.56. And Lynn would still rank 6th on Steeler team in all purpose yards. Not bad for a player who only played 72 games for the Steelers. His 6978 yds, which I believe would be a Steeler record of 96.91 yds a game. So figure all the players that rank higher than Lynn in the Steelers record books, and that figure would be better than any of the other guys. RIP Mr. Chandnois.