Chad Daggy

Chad was named to the 1988 Class C Associated Press All-State team and Captain of the Lansing State Journal Dream Team as a running back. One of DeWitt’s finest all around male athletes, Chad also excelled in track as an all-state finisher and three time state champion in wrestling. On the gridiron, Daggy was a shifty, quick and hardnosed running back in Gail Thornton’s powerful wishbone attack. His senior season, he helped DeWitt rush into the State Semi-Finals for the first time in history. Alongside junior Mike Cowdrey, the duo made up one of the most prolific backfields in DeWitt History. His senior season rushing total of 1,349 yards (to Cowdrey’s 1,351) and 18 touchdowns (including four against Leslie) rank amongst DeWitt’s finest season totals. His career totals are 1,886 yards rushing and 25 touchdowns, all-purpose yards 2,882, 57 punts for a 32 yards-per-punt average, 831 return yards and 150 points. Truly a special athlete, on the other side of the line of scrimmage, Chad ended his career with 273 tackles, including 203 assists and three interceptions. Besides four school track records and several wrestling records, Chad accounted for 13 individual football records when he hung up the football cleats in 1988.