Monday, July 27, 2009

GSNHOF Nominee - Chansi Stuckey

With Ballot Four having just ended, it's time to nominate a new round of Great Sports Names for Ballot Five. With GSNHOF finally joining twitter, I thought I'd add one of the athletes I follow: Chansi V. Stuckey.

Like a lot of my blogging brethren, Chansi first came into our lives through fantasy football, thanks to his catching touchdowns three weeks in a row to begin the 2008 season. Apparently he was pretty damn good before that though as well. Stuckey starred in high school as a quarterback, leading his team to only five loses the entire time he was there. On Chansi's official site, he lists his most memorable HS game as the AAAAA championship game his senior year. They lost, but apparently it was a great game, as some of the toughtest loses are.

Stuckey moved on to Clemson, where he mostly played wide receiver but was still a multi talented threat. He apparently was the first Clemson player since the 40's to score a touchdown via pass, rush, reception, and punt return, and he averaged 57 catches for 735 yards over his final two college seasons, which is certainly impressive.

The NFL Draft did not shine as highly as it could have on Stuckey's accomplishments, as he had a bad foot at the time and that hurt his stock. But after going in the 7th round to the Jets, Stuckey exploded for 11 catches in the 2007 preseason and looked to make quite the impact. Sadly foot injuries again hurt Stuckey, and he ended up on the IR for the entire year.

In 2008, however, Stuckey bounced back. He became the fantasy beast we all know over the first three weeks, with his final stats ending at 32 receptions for 359 yards and those three touchdowns. Not bad at all for a rookie 7th rounder. As a result, Stuckey is now the favorite to start opposite Jerricho Cotchery in the Jets offense, which has to make Mark Sanchez and/or Kellen Clemens feel a little better about the passing game.

The best thing about Chansi Stuckey? He seems like a really good dude. His website chronicles some of his service to the community, and I also found a post about him visiting schools to help with different programs. Chansi Stuckey, you're a heckuva guy with a heckuva name, congratulations on your nomination to the Great Sports Name Hall of Fame! Let's hope you make it in past the other Names Awaiting Placement!

To see the best sports names of all time, visit the Truly Great Names page.
To see some good sports names that were voted out, visit the Good Names page.
To see the current voting ballot, visit the Ballot page.

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