Chad Alger

In 2002, Chad was the Associated Press First Team Class B quarterback and named Captain and quarterback of Detroit Free Press All-State Dream Team. He was also the Lansing State Journal Offensive Player of the Year. Running primarily option run offense his junior year, Chad’s passing talents as a quarterback and a new spread offense helped rocket DeWitt to the top ranking in Division IV in 2002. Along with his ability to read defenses and his rocket arm, Chad was also a bruising runner. With a wealth of excellent receivers and speedy running backs, Chad led the high powered Panther offense to the Division III Finals at the Pontiac Silverdome where he set a number of Finals passing records. His record number of attempts (51) and completions (23) still stand today despite playing with a painful separated left shoulder, which he suffered in the semi-final game. His season numbers are amongst the States’ top performances; 164 completions in 290 attempts for 2,930 yards and 29 touchdowns along with 1,207 yards rushing on 187 carries and 16 TDs. For his career, Chad ended with 3,813 yards passing and 37 touchdowns, 1,728 yards rushing and 32 touchdowns. Chad went on to play at Michigan Tech.