Chisholm ranked second in the FCS last season in all-purpose yards (163.9 per game). He led the FCS in rushing attempts per game (23.5) and touchdowns per game (1.8).
This summer, Chisholm was one of 35 Football Championship Subdivisionplayers named to the Stats Perform Walter Payton Award Watch List. That award goes to the FCS offensive player of the year.
Jake Chisholm interview: April 1, 2022
Chisholm stayed on campus all summer, working out with 10-12 of his teammates. He spent most of his time studying for the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) and volunteering at Miami Valley Hospital. He plans to be a doctor. He wants to specialize in orthopedics but hasn’t made up his mind yet.
“You kind of go through and experience everything and make your decision at the end of med school,” he said.
Until then, Chisholm gets to experience one more football season.
“It’s weird to think about because I’ve been playing for I don’t know how long — this is probably my 17th year of playing football,” he said. “So it’s the last college camp, the last first day of camp, the last first day of practice. I even felt it in the spring. It’s pretty weird. I have a whole season ahead of me, but it’s a few months away and it could be my last time playing football.”
The Flyers have high hopes of improving on last season and contending in the PFL.
“I’m excited about this team this year,” Chisholm said. “Offensively, we have a lot of experience coming back. A lot of those guys were in their first year of really getting to play the whole season last year. They got a lot of experience under their belt. It showed the last three games of the year. That experience really helped them. They developed a ton. I think we have developed a lot this offseason. I think guys put on a lot of strength, a lot of speed. They looked good in spring ball.
“Defensively, we lost some really good talent, guys like Brandon Easterling and Grant Dyer and Zach Rumpke and a few others, but I feel confident about the guys stepping up.”