17 - Kam Chancellor Position: Free Safety
Class: Junior
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 224 lbs.
High School: Maury
Hometown: Norfolk, Va.
photo A highly talented player who finds himself in a new position for the third consecutive season ... Made a smooth transition from rover - where he started every game in 2007 - to free safety during spring practice ... Provides a bigger, stronger and faster presence at the position ... One of the hardest hitters on the Tech squad ... Became a leader during the offseason and spring workouts ... Saw playing time at cornerback as a true freshman in 2006 ... Moved into the starting lineup at the rover position prior to last season ... Went through some ups and downs while adjusting, but got better with every game ... Ranked fourth on the team in tackles with 79 ... Has everything it takes to be a difference maker this fall.

2007: Earned the starting job at rover ... Played over 850 downs on defense ... Also saw action on the kick block teams ... Had six tackles in the opener and nine at LSU ... Added four more in the Ohio game ... Broke up a pass and was in on a tackle during limited action against W&M ... Made a crucial fumble recovery in Tech's own end zone against UNC to record a touchback ... Also contributed six tackles and a pass break up ... Picked up seven tackles while playing all 90 defensive downs at Clemson ... Was in on two tackles against Duke ... Contributed six tackles, a shared sack and an interception at Georgia Tech ... Posted nine tackles against Florida State ... Had four tackles, two hurries and a pass break up against Miami ... Was in on four tackles at Virginia ... Collected eight tackles and broke up a pass in the ACC Championship game against BC ... Contributed seven tackles and broke up two passes in the Orange Bowl game ... Finished the season with 79 total tackles, seven pass breakups, three quarterback hurries and one interception ... Earned Super Iron Hokie honors during winter workouts ... Moved to free safety prior to spring practice ... Set up a field goal with a 55-yard interception return in the spring Maroon-White game ... Received the President's Award for demonstrating outstanding leadership during the off-season and spring programs.

2006: Worked at quarterback before moving to cornerback prior to the season opener ... Saw 33 plays at field corner during the Northeastern game ... Had a pair of tackles and broke up a pass ... Also played 13 plays on special teams ... Intercepted a pass at UNC ... Also broke up a pass and added a tackle ... Turned in 16 defensive plays and 13 special team plays in the Duke game ... Recorded a pair of tackles ... Picked up 15 plays on special teams ... Was in on 18 special team plays against Georgia Tech ... Saw brief duty at corner back against Southern Miss ... Picked up four plays at corner and 12 on special teams in Clemson win, contributing a tackle in each capacity ... Saw action on defense and special teams against Kent State and Wake Forest ... Played 13 special team downs in the Virginia game ... Was forced into action at cornerback in the bowl game against Georgia after starter Brandon Flowers went down with an injury ... Had a solo tackle in the game ... Played in all 13 games, posting nine tackles, two pass breakups and an interception ... Earned Super Iron Hokie honors in the weight room ... Led the defensive backs with a 355-pound bench press.

High School: Passed for over 2,000 yards and rushed for 500 his senior season for Coach Dealbert Cotton at Maury ... Team finished 10-2 after losing in the Group AAA Division 5 playoffs ... During one of the playoff games, rushed for 89 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 224 yards and two more TDs ... Also played safety for Maury ... Was team MVP ... Named the first-team all-Eastern District quarterback ... Earned second-team all-Tidewater accolades from The Virginian Pilot ... Missed half of his junior season with a thumb injury ... Returned to throw for 1,000 yards ... Passed for 369 yards in a game against Granby ... Rated as the No. 27 pro-style quarterback in the nation by rivals.com ... Listed as the No. 20 player in his state by rivals.com in its final state rankings ... Rated the No. 21 player in Virginia by SuperPrep ... Ranked the No. 21 player in the state by The Roanoke Times in its postseason list ... Played on the basketball team.

Personal: Kameron Darnel Chancellor ... Born 4/3/88 in Norfolk, VA ... Son of Karen Lambert ... Enrolled in human development.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2006 13 3 6 9 0-0 0-0
2007 14 42 37 79 1-6 0.5-6
2008 12 23 41 64 3-4 0-0
Career 39 68 84 152 4-10 0.5-6

Interceptions G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2006 13 1 4 4.0 0 3
2007 14 1 23 23.0 0 23
2008 12 2 -3 -1.5 0 0
Career 39 4 24 6.0 0 23