Chessir heads to Abilene Christian University for football
By Sandy Jennings BCC Sports Editor
Connor Chessir signs his letter of commitment to play football for Abilene Christian University, with family members Grandpa Wayne Baker, dad Steve Chessir, mom Judi Chessir, brother Stevie Chessir and Grandma Barbara Baker.
Bandera Bulldog Connor Chessir signed his letter of intent on February 1, to further his education and play football for Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas.
“Today marks a very special day for Connor and his family as we recognize and commend Connor for his signing and commitment to Abilene Christian University,” Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Jeff Hamilton said.
Hamilton recognized Chessir for working over the past three years towards his goal of playing collegiate ball.
“The commitment Connor made in the summer working out, attending camps and playing 7-on-7 has prepared him for this next endeavor,” Hamilton said. “He worked tremendously during the summer to sharpen his skills.”
Chessir, a three-year letterman in Football, played Cornerback, Wide Receiver, Safety, Quarterback and Running Back over the past three years. He was All-District Honorable Mention Defense his sophomore year and was an Unanimous 1st Team All-District Punter his senior year.
Chessir was chosen to play on team West for the San Antonio All-Star Football game this past January.
“Many young athletes grow up dreaming of playing sports in college and because of Connor’s size, speed and athleticism he will get that opportunity,” Hamilton said. “Hard work does pay off.”
Chessir is also a two-year letterman in Basketball and Track, qualifying for Area and Regional competition in several events in Track.
ACU is a NCAA Division I University, competing in seven sports in the Southland Conference.
ACU describes themselves as a “diverse, welcoming and academically rigorous community deeply rooted in Christian values and fueled by innovative teaching to prepare students for success in today's global marketplace.”
“We are the best in the world at providing an exceptional academic education in a Christ-centered environment. Students may choose from 70 undergraduate majors that include more than 135 areas of study, 27 master's degree programs and three doctoral programs. More than 4,900 students attend ACU representing 51 states and territories, and 40 nations,” ACU Admissions said.
Chessir will kickoff his collegiate football career as a Wildcat on September 2, against the University of New Mexico Lobos.
“We are all very proud of Connor and excited for him as he transitions to a new stage in life,” Hamilton said. “Abilene Christian got their man.”