The Campbell Family Distinguished Achievement Award
2021 HONOREE: CHUCK FUSINA
Chuck Fusina was a 1975 Sto-Rox High School grad, earning three letters each in football (first team WPIAL Quad AAAA quarterback), basketball and baseball. He attended Penn State on a football scholarship and capped his senior season with multiple first team all-American honors, including the 1978 Associated Press, United Press International, Walter Camp, and Kodak All-American honors. He was also the winner of the 1978 Maxwell Award and was a finalist for the 1978 Heisman Trophy as well, thanks to his outstanding athletic and leadership skills. He led the Nittany Lions to 29 wins and only 3 losses as a starting quarterback during his football career and his teammates elected him team captain his senior season. His 1978 team posted an 11-0 regular season record and his career college QB rating was an impressive 132.7. Chuck went on to play professional football for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1979-1982) and the Green Bay Packers (1986-1987). In between his Tampa Bay and Green Bay stints, he also displayed his winning form in the USFL, leading the Philadelphia Stars to three championship games in three seasons, winning USFL titles in 1984 and 1985. And he was named MVP of the 1984 title game as well as being named the Sporting News USFL Player of the Game. He was inducted into the Western Chapter (now the Robert “Tick” Cloherty-Western Chapter) in 1998 and later joined Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno and teammate Matt Bahr as Class of 2015 members of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.