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Published: Thursday, Aug. 23 2012 5:00 a.m. MDT

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Orem, UT

Chat is on my list of top ten favorite BYU b-ball players...maybe top five! I loved watching that sweet turnaround floater!! It always went in the hoop!!

Great story!

A Scientist
Provo, UT

NOT for me!

Brigham City, UT

Love the story of Chatman running out on the Spectrum floor in Logan one night before a game with the Aggies and he saw an African American referree and he goes up to him and puts his arm around the referree and points to the crowd saying, "Ref, look at all those white faces out there....let's you and I be on the same team tonight and help each other out."

fred Vaenuku
san mateo, ca

Always love to read inspiring stories like this. it always strengthening my testimonies of the church. keep those story's coming,

Cedar Hills, Utah

I have known Jeff since he played at BYU and have always had a huge amount of respect for him, he is the real deal. With all of his success he maintained the quiet humility that his mother taught him. He was one of the greatest players ever at BYU and if he didn't have to share the ball with Mike Smith he would have been one of the top scorers in school history. I knew Chat had converted to the church and that he has always been very active but I never knew the details of his conversion, it was truly inspiring to hear about the path that led him to BYU and the Church. Like someone mentioned above, his story makes me want to pick up my activity in the church and do a little more. Great Stuff DNews!

Lincoln City, OR

I am so glad that I found this article 15 months after it was written... What an inspiring story... One would have to be without feelings and emotion to not be moved by it... I'm 61, don't consider myself overly emotional... I have raised 6 kids and all of us have attended and graduated from BYU (almost all, one graduated from Utah State)... I have tears running down my cheeks after reading this... What an inspiration Jeff Chatman has been to so many people... I am so looking forward to Jordan's time as a Cougar Basketball player... What a time to be a Cougar fan.

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