Kam Chancellor

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  • Kam
  • Chancellor

  • Position
    Free Safety
  • Class
  • Height
    6' 4
  • Weight
    230 lbs.
  • High School/Other
  • Hometown
    Norfolk, Va.
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Appeared much more comfortable in his second spring practice at free safety … Started every game at the position in 2008, adjusting as he went along … Capped the season with a tremendous outing in the Orange Bowl … Played on a consistently high level during the spring, becoming a good communicator and leader … Will be playing the same position for more than one season for the first time in his Tech career … A physical specimen at 6-foot-4, 224 pounds … Is fast, athletic and packs a wallop … Moved into the starting free safety job for the 2008 season after spending his sophomore season as Tech’s rover … Has started 28 consecutive games since the start of the 2007 season.

2008: Ranked sixth on the team in tackles with 52 … Played all 67 defensive downs against East Carolina with three tackles … Forced a fumble in the Furman game … Had another forced fumble against Georgia Tech, along with 11 tackles … Caused an interception and posted two tackles in the UNC game … Picked up four tackles at Nebraska and four more against WKU … Intercepted a pass and collected three tackles at BC … Registered five tackles in the FSU game … Had four tackles and a breakup against Maryland … Recovered a fumble, broke up a pass and was in on a pair of tackles at Miami … Was in on five tackles in the Duke game … Contributed four tackles against Virginia … Posted three tackles in the ACC title game win against Boston College … Intercepted a pass and broke up two others during Tech’s win over Cincinnati in the Orange Bowl … Earned Super Iron Hokie honors during off-season testing, leading the defensive backs in the bench press (380) clean (326) and jerk (300) … Received the President’s Award for demonstrating outstanding leadership during the off-season program and spring workouts … Returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown in one of the spring scrimmages … His jarring tackle forced a fumble that was returned for a TD in the Maroon-White game.

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 breakup … 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 breakup 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.

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 the 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 … Won the President’s Award for his leadership during the off-season workouts and spring practice

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.