8 Chance Stewart
8 Chance Stewart
Height: 6-6
Weight: 264
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Sturgis, Mich.
High School: Sturgis
Position: QB

2016: Led the GLIAC in average passing yards per game (292), which was also the second-best figure in school history…Named honorable mention all-GLIAC…In eight starts, passed for 2,546 yards and 19 touchdowns compared to just two interceptions…Had the best touchdown-to-interception ratio for a starting quarterback in school history…Had four 300-yard passing games, with a career-high of 355 in a homecoming win over Michigan Tech Sept. 24…His 208 completions were sixth-most in a season in school history…Completed a career-high 31 passes in a loss at Wayne State Oct. 1Rushed for 123 yards and three touchdowns on the season …Named the team’s Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 5 and Sept. 26…Named the team’s Outstanding Offensive Back…Named the team’s E.P.E.P. Award winner on Oct. 31.

2015: Earned the starting quarterback job in October and performed at a high level from day one…Passed for 1,235 yards and 10 touchdowns in six starts, during which the Chargers went 4-2…His first touchdown pass was a 90-yard bomb to Alex Fogt against Ohio Dominican Oct. 10…Threw for a season-high 294 yards in that game…Had more than 200 yards passing in four of his six starts…Had two touchdown passes in five of the six games he started…Showed impressive field awareness and poise as a redshirt-freshman…Named the team’s offensive player of the week Nov. 9.

Prior to Hillsdale: Spent his freshman season at Western Michigan University...Will have four seasons of eligibility with the Chargers starting in 2015.

High School: A four-star recruit coming out of Sturgis High School in 2013…Ranked as the No. 8 overall recruit in the state of Michigan by Rivals.com and Scouts.com…Threw for 6,411 yards and 56 touchdowns in his career in high school…Piled up more than 2,000 passing yards as a senior in 2013, along with 17 touchdown passes…The Detroit News blue chip list had him as the No. 11-ranked recruit in the state…Had three straight 300-yard passing games in his senior season…Cousin of former Charger football and baseball player Scott Lantis and former track athlete Heather Lantis.