Tyler E. Chase
Hometown: Orange, CT
Team: Football

Tyler E. Chase '73
Hometown: Orange, CT
Sport: Football
Year Inducted: 1980

Tyler E. Chase '73 had a lot to kick about when he came to Brown, and he did it very successfully. When he finished playing football for Brown, Tyler owned the Brown records for field goals one game (5), season (10), and career (20), and was also in the record book for the longest field goal in Brown's history, a 46-yarder. But, then, Tyler Chase never had trouble being a hero. He tried Pee Wee hockey and ended as the highest scorer in the league. He joined the Little League and set a new home run record for the town of Orange, Conn. At age 14, Chase was runner-up in the Connecticut Junior Golf Championships, and in June 1969 he won the Eastern Interscholastic Golf Association Tournament. By the time Tyler Chase had entered Hopkins Grammar School, a private secondary school in New Haven, he had drawn a priority list - books, golf, and football, not necessarily in that order! As a sophomore at Brown, Chase was a perfect 10 for 10 on extra points and made three of five field goal attempts. He blossomed as a junior. His seven field goals broke the Brown record of six set way back in 1910 by a three-time All-American, Bill Sprackling '12. One of his biggest thrills, however, came in the fall of 1972 when he kicked five field goals to help Brown defeat Penn, 28-20. That's one Brown record that is still on the books, and will probably remain on the books for some time. After the 1972 season, Tyler Chase was first team All-ECAC, first team All-Ivy as a field goal kicker, and second team All-Ivy as a punter. He was also named to the All-Ivy golf team and twice represented Brown in NCAA post-season play. Tyler Chase comes from a Brown family. His father is Benjamin Chase '38, his mother is Frances Babcock Chase '40, and a brother is Philip B. Chase '70. Tyler is a faculty member and assistant athletic director, and head football coach at Hopkins School in New Haven, back where it all started.