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Wes Chandler

1974–1997

— NCAA Football Hall of Fame —

 
 
Wes Chandler Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
1. Wes Chandler Marker
Inscription.  
Chandler was a two-time first-team All-American at Florida as a wide receiver despite playing in a run-oriented wishbone offense. He caught 92 passes in his career for 1,963 yards and a school- record 28 touchdowns in four seasons. Chandler played in the 1978 Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine Game prior to being selected third overall in the 1978 NFL draft by the New Orleans Saints, where his success didn’t stop. In 11 seasons in the NFL, he earned Pro Bowl honors four times and was named to the NFL-All-Pro Team in 1982. Chandler totaled nearly 9,000 receiving yards and scored 56 touchdowns playing for the Saints, San Diego Chargers and San Francisco 49ers. Following his playing career, Chandler spent over 15 years coaching with stops in college, the NFL and NFL Europe.

Wide Receiver

 
Erected by University of Florida.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSports.
 
Location. 29° 38.94′ N, 82° 20.973′ W. Marker is in Gainesville,
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Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is at the intersection of Gale Lemerand Drive and Stadium Road, on the right when traveling north on Gale Lemerand Drive. Marker located on wall in front of the Heavener Football Complex which is adjoined to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 157 Gale Lemerand Drive, Gainesville FL 32611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jack Youngblood (here, next to this marker); Carlos Alvarez (here, next to this marker); Danny Wuerffel (here, next to this marker); Emmitt Smith (here, next to this marker); Steve Spurrier (here, next to this marker); Wilber Marshall (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Steve Spurrier (here, next to this marker); Doug Dickey (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
Wes Chandler Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
2. Wes Chandler Marker
Bull Gator image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
3. Bull Gator
University of Florida NCAA Football Hall of Fame Inductees can be seen on lower wall behind Bull Gator
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 109 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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