23 - Chas Gessner
Chas Gessner
Height: 6-5
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hyattsville, MD
High School: Good Counsel
Position: WR
At Brown: Candidate for the Walter Payton Award as the top player in Division I-AA...As a junior, Gessner earned First Team All-American honors by Football Gazette...Was a Walter Payton Award finalist last year...Junior: Second Team All-America by The Sports Network and the Associated Press...First Team All-Ivy...First Team ECAC All-Star...First Team All-New England...Sports Network I-AA National Player of the Week, ECAC Player of the Week, and Ivy League Player of the Week when he set Ivy League records for a non-league game with 19 catches and 269 reception yards against Rhode Island... Finished first in the nation in receiving yards per game with 131.40...Ranked second in the nation in receptions per game with 9.22...Was seventh nationally in total receiving yards at 1,182...Caught 83 passes and scored 12 touchdowns for the year...Set a then-Brown record with 226 receiving yards from 12 catches at Harvard, before he broke it the next game against Rhode Island...Caught 8 passes for 118 yards in a win at Yale... Grabbed 10 passes for 116 yards against Princeton...Had 113 yards on 9 catches at Cornell...Caught 3 touchdown passes against Rhode Island...Caught 2 touchdown passes in wins over Princeton, Cornell, and Yale...Sophomore: Named an Honorable Mention All-American...Recorded 52 receptions for 500 yards and five touchdowns... Sixth in the Ivy League with 5.2 receptions-per-game...Named to the Ivy Honor Roll after catching a season-high 11 passes for 127 including one touchdown against Princeton...Made five catches against San Diego including a 73 yard bomb which was the longest reception of the year by a Brown receiver and twelfth longest in school history...Reeled in seven catches for 47 yards and a touchdown in a win over Fordham...Made seven grabs for 50 yards and one touchdown against Harvard... Freshman: Named Ivy League Rookie of the Year after a season in which he set Brown rookie records by catching 43 passes for 560 yards and eight touchdowns... Caught eight passes for 65 yards in his first game at Yale...Caught four passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns in win over Rhode Island...Caught seven balls for 111 yards and three scores at Fordham...Secondary School Background: Played basketball, football, and lacrosse at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Wheaton, Maryland...Captained the lacrosse team for two seasons...Named an All-American in lacrosse...Received Who's Who Among American High School Students Award...Personal: Charles Louis Gessner, born August 17, 1981...Son of Paul and Patricia Gessner...Has a sister, Margaret...Also plays lacrosse at Brown, where he was a Third Team All-American as a junior...Concentrating in history.