"I started having people come up to me I didn't even know," Chesson said. "They were all amazing, really supportive—but in my mind I was like, 'Who are you?'"
I've heard from many students that you can attend the school for four years and still meet someone for the first time on graduation day. Although Old Mill High School has around 2,000 students, Chesson said he might have met them all in the days following his remarkable state championship-winning run. Following the state championship game on Dec. 2, Chesson said he received more than 200 Facebook friend requests in about 20 minutes.
Chesson also had one of the best seasons for a running back in the history of Maryland High School football, setting a new record in rushing touchdowns with 49.
Severn Patch: What's your favorite food?
Rob Chesson: Steak cooked medium-rare
Severn Patch: What's your favorite thing to do on the weekend?
Chesson: Chillin' or just hanging out with friends
Severn Patch: What are you most scared of?
Chesson: I really don't like bugs.
Severn Patch: If you could do anything for a profession, what would it be?
Chesson: Either an NFL running back or a CEO of a company I start
Severn Patch: What's your favorite movie?
Chesson: Friday Night Lights