Born in Detroit, wide receiver Jeff Chadwick went to high school in Dearborn, Michigan before getting into Grand Valley State. A former track star in high school, Chadwick was able to use his speed to have an impressive collegiate career that landed him in the team’s hall of fame.
Despite his success, Chadwick wasn’t drafted when he entered the NFL but he did carve out a nice career as an undrafted free agent. Signed by his hometown team in 1983, Chadwick spent his first seven NFL seasons with the Lions.
His impact on the team was felt immediately as the undrafted rookie had 40 receptions for 617 yards and four touchdowns. He continued to have success over the next five seasons with his best campaign coming in 1986.
That year, Chadwick had career-highs in receptions (53), yards (995), and touchdowns (5). His final season with the Lions was 1989 and ended rather abruptly. After playing just one game for the franchise that season the wideout was cut.
He landed with the Seattle Seahawks and had one final good season in 1990 when he had 478 yards and four touchdowns.
He was never among the league-leaders in any statistical area but Chadwick provided his team with a deep threat for many years.