NHS alumnus finishes career at Hinds, moving to Kentucky

Published 12:01 am Sunday, December 30, 2012

Hinds Community College receiver Trevon Chatman carries a reception downfield during Hinds’ game against Mississippi Delta Community College Sept. 22, 2011. Chatman, a Natchez High School alumnus. (Photo courtesy of Hinds Community College)

NATCHEZ — After two years at Hinds Community College, former Natchez High School standout Trevon Chatman is set to continue his football career at Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Ky.

The opportunity is one that will allow Chatman to further develop as a football player, he said.

“Really, it’s the best decision for me,” he said. “I’ll be the No. 1 receiver. I’m very excited to see something different. It’s a whole new state.”

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Chatman wrapped up a sophomore season at Hinds that saw him catch approximately 20 passes for nearly 400 yards, but he thought the year could have gone better.

“Our season was OK, but we could have done better, and I could have played better,” he said. “My year was better than my freshman.”

Chatman’s on-field numbers improved in his final season, and he said he thinks he improved as a player.

“I am way better at everything this year,” he said. “I’m much better than I was as a freshman.”

Chatman will take high expectations to Campbellsville, but he said the coaching staff is expecting big things from him as well.

“They want me to come up there and take them to a championship,” he said. “(My goals) are to graduate and go to the NFL.”

Chatman is a physical education major, and he plans to continue that degree at Campbellsville, he said.

Chatman is glad to have the opportunity to travel a little further away from home, he said. He also received interest from Delta State, Western Kentucky and North Alabama, he said.

The former Natchez Democrat boys basketball All-Metro Player of the Year said he made it back home to Natchez to watch the 2012 version of the Bulldogs play once this season. He said he was impressed with the team’s season and glad to see it accomplish so much.

“I really didn’t get to make it back, because they play on Friday nights, but (beating Meridian and Oak Grove) is great. We couldn’t even do that.”

Chatman will head to Kentucky Jan. 5.