Charlie (Chunkin’) Ward


Born: July 12, 1918

Died: September 20, 2007

Hometown: Pelahatchie, MS

Year of Induction: 1979

 

College Career

Copiah-Lincoln Junior College (1937-1938)

• Captain and All-State quarterback for State Championship Team (’38)

• All-State guard (’38)

• Member of baseball, football and basketball teams

 Millsaps (1938-1941)

• Pitcher (’38-’41)

• Quarterback, passer and punter (’39, ‘40)

• Second team All-Dixie, basketball (’39)

• All-Dixie Guard, basketball (’40, ‘41)

• Dixie Conference Championship Team (’40)

 

Pro Career

Norfolk Naval Air Station (1942-1945)

• Number one basketball team in the United States (Dunkle Rating System) (’45)

 

Hall of Fame and Honors

• Crossroads Diamond Club Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame (2009)

• Copiah-Lincoln Community College Hall of Fame, Charter Member (1968)

• Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (1979)

• Millsaps College Sports Hall of Fame, Charter Member (1968)

 

Did You Know?

Chunkin’ Charlie Ward was the pitcher for the Jackson Henry H. Graves American Legion Mississippi State Champions in 1935.