Ladue grad Chesson named Michigan Football MVP

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LIVONIA, MI (KTVI)- Ladue Horton Watkins High School alum Jehu Chesson has been a key weapon in the resurgence of the University of Michigan football program in year one of the Jim Harbaugh era,  and Monday night, he was recognized officially for it. Chesson was named as the 2015 winner of the  Bo Schembechler Most Valuable Player award, as voted on by his teammates.

Chesson, a redshirt junior, led the team with 11 touchdowns and tied a school record with 4 in a single game against Indiana.  Chesson said he voted for his quarterback, Jake Rudock.

“It’s really important to really acknowledge those who support you, who are in your corner,” Chesson told The Michigan Daily.“Without a quarterback — I mean, it sounds so cliché, but literally — without the decisions Jake makes throughout the game to throw me the ball, the O-line holding it up, or the defense giving them a three-and-out, making them punt, and allowing me and the offense to come out on the field and basically increase our stats, if you will.”

Chesson chose Michigan over offers from Missouri, Illinois, Northwestern, among other Division I programs. He’ll finish the season in the Citrus Bowl against Florida on January 1.