LAKE ARIEL, Pa. (BVM) — Being from a small town, one could assume it would be difficult for high school athletes to make their DI athletic dreams come true. However, Western Wayne’s Thomas Chernasky defied those odds.
During the 2021-22 season, the 6-foot-5, 240-pound Chernasky took the field for the Wildcats. And although the team would ultimately finish with a 4-6 overall record, Chernasky, its captain, provided the leadership and toughness a football team needs. Mainly a tight end, Chernasky also played on the defensive side of the ball. On offense, Chernasky caught 13 passes for 214 yards and hauled in two touchdown receptions, according to MaxPreps. On the defensive side of the ball, Chernasky recorded 37 total tackles (20 solo, 17 assists) and two sacks.
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— Thomas Chernasky (@TChernasky) October 2, 2021
Following his final prep season, Chernasky was eager to continue his football career. He’d get that chance to do just that as he had several teams, including Illinois State, Northern Colorado, Air Force and others, contended for his services. But the University of Delaware made a late push for Chernasky.
“I got a really good vibe the second I stepped on campus,” Chernasky told pafootballnews.com. “Every coach I met made me feel very comfortable and wanted. Coach Legg first got in touch with me. I also had a lot of dialogue with Coach Pollin. I couldn’t really pick a No. 1 [school].”
Along with the future on the gridiron, Chernasky has also excelled at other sports like basketball. During his sophomore year, have 11.5 points a game. That was the third best in the entire division.
— Thomas Chernasky (@TChernasky) January 8, 2021
It will be an exciting time for Chernasky as he continues living out his DI dreams at Delaware. However, Chernasky is set on prolonging those dreams as long as he can. And one he’ll do his best to help Delaware, or wherever he ends up next, win a title.
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