Chester's Career Over

Clemson offensive lineman Jermyn Chester will have season ending knee surgery on his right knee. Clemson Head Coach Tommy Bowden made the announcement on Monday after practice.

Chester, who had moved into a first-team position at guard this spring, suffered an injury during practice on Wednesday, March 12. He will need reconstructive surgery on the knee and will miss the season. The 2003 season was to be his fifth year, so his football career at Clemson is over.

Chester started eight games during the 2002 regular season at center. He played in 10 of the 13 games overall for a total of 544 snaps. He had 40 knockdown blocks and had an average film grade of 75 percent during the 2002 season. He earned three letters during his career, 2000, 2001 and 2002. He missed the 1999 season when he needed reconstructive surgery on his left knee. He played guard, center and tackle at different times during his career.

A native of Florida, Titusville, FL, Chester is a computer engineering major with over a 3.0 career GPA. Top Stories