Athletic Hall of Fame

Charles J. Shonta

Charles J. Shonta

Sport(s): Football, Baseball

Graduating Class: 1959

Induction Class: 1982

Top football and baseball players at EMU... Earned All-League honors as a football player in 1957 and 1958... Named All-League in baseball in 1958 and 1959... Captain of the EMU football team in 1958... Went on to play professional football with the Boston Patriots from 1960-67... After finishing his pro football career, he became the head football coach at Northville High School from 1970-77... Names Michigan High School "Coach of the Year" in 1974... As a high school player at Detroit Pershing he helped lead the team to a state football title.

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