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1998 NAU Athletics Hall of Fame Class

Chester Fuller

(Football/Basketball, 1932-35)

A four-year letter winner in basketball and three-year letterman in football, Chester Fuller was the starting right tackle (offense and defense) on the Border Conference champion football team in 1933.  In his career, he was an All-Border conference lineman and a two-time honorable-mention selection in basketball.  He was co captain on the 1934 football team, and his known defensive prowess helped the basketball team win 39 games in his four seasons on court.  In 1934 Fuller was elected Homecoming King, and he was named student body secretary in 1934 and 1935.  He earned a bachelor's degree in education in 1935, and returned to receive his master's in 1941.  A U.S. Navy lieutenant on the beaches of Normandy during "D-Day" (June 6, 1944), Fuller began teaching and coaching in Mayer, Arizona, before moving to Buckeye.  He left education to become a rancher, and at the time of his induction was living in Wickenburg, Arizona.

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