Fourteen Leopards awarded Preseason All-Patriot League honors
Student-organized event featured 10 members of team
Three Leopards finish with perfect 4.0 GPA's
Junior defensive end is coming off a 4.0 fall semester
Juniors selected for work on the field and in the classroom
Photos by Rick Smith
April 3, 2018
Photos from Lafayette football vs. Colgate (11/11/17)
Photos by Rick Smith
Photos by Lafayette Athletics Communications
2017: Played in all 11 games, starting the final five at defensive end...finished season with 22 tackles, including one tackle for loss...had at least one tackle in every game, including three stops on three different occasions...one of two Leopards to earn Academic All-Patriot League honors...one of 38 Leopards named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, holding a 4.0 semester GPA.
2016: Made a successful move from linebacker to defensive line, playing in all 11 games...finished season with 14 tackles, including a half tackle for loss...made a career-high four tackles at Princeton (9/17) and added three at Army (10/15)... named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll with a 3.93 GPA.
2015: Saw time in eight games...totaled seven tackles for the season with three against Lehigh (11/21)...named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll with a 3.83 GPA.
AT RIDGEFIELD: Garnered CHSCA All-State designation in his senior year while also securing All-FCIAC First-Team Offense honors...named to the first team in the Hearst Super 33 All-State Defense and MSG All-Metro Second-Team Defense...tabbed to the New Haven Register All-State Third Team Defense...made 94 tackles his final season while setting school records for receptions (60) and receiving yards (803) in a season...pulled down 10 touchdowns...named team MVP and captain his senior season of 2013, leading his squad to a 10-3 record and a state semifinal berth...in junior year as a starter at tight end and strong safety, he made 33 catches for 400 yards and two touchdowns and registered 25 tackles with three fumble recoveries on an 8-2 team...as a sophomore, managed 50 tackles as a starter at outside linebacker on an 8-3 state quarterfinal squad...named a Ridgefield High School Scholar Athlete while also garnering High Honor Roll designation...volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.
AT SUFFIELD ACADEMY: Spent a post-graduate year at the prep school in Suffield, Conn. with current fellow teammate Trent Crossan...starter at outside linebacker and tight end, registering 60 tackles (five for loss) with two interceptions and a pair of forced fumbles...managed a 7-2 record, winning the school's fourth New England championship.
PERSONAL: Son of Michael and Lisa Chuma...father was an offensive lineman at Massachusetts from 1978-82...has an older sister Caitlin, an older brother, Brent, and a younger brother, Harrison...born 10/3/95.