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Chestnut overcomes tragedy

Football has been a constant positive force in Terrell Chestnut's life.

Originally Published: April 14, 2010
By JC Shurburtt | ESPN Recruiting

POTTSTOWN, Pa. -- Football has been a guiding force for athlete Terrell Chestnut of Pottsgrove High School.

The talented, versatile prospect had a rough childhood. He watched his older brother, Don, die of an asthma attack when he was 10 years old. He also bounced from foster home to foster home and struggled in school.

Yet through an unshakable support structure that included his grandmother, key faculty and staff members and numerous football coaches, Chestnut has developed into ...

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