Chuck Fusina capped an outstanding career at Penn State by winning the
1978 Maxwell Award, All-America honors and finishing runner-up in the
1978 Heisman Trophy balloting. He led the Nittany Lions to a 29-3 mark
as a starter, including an 11-0 regular season in 1978. He passed for
1,859 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Fusina was a 5th round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the
1979 NFL Draft. He spent his first three professional seasons as back-up
to Doug Williams. In 1983, Fusina signed with the Philadelphia Stars
where. In his three seasons with the team, he passed for over 10,000
yards and led all USFL quarterbacks with 66 touchdowns and a QB rating
of 88.6. He led the Stars to back-to-back USFL titles in 1984 and 1985.
He was named MVP of the 1984 USFL Championship Game. When the league
folded following the 1985 season, Fusina returned to the NFL for one
season with the Green Bay Packers.