19 Alex Chandler
19 Alex Chandler
Birth Date: 08/29/1987
Height: 6-1
Weight: 180
Year: RS Senior
Hometown: Kingstree, SC
High School: Kingstree H.S.
Position: Defensive Back
2009: Appeared in, and started, all 11 games for the Rams...Placed 12th on the WSSU team in total tackles with 32...Recorded 21 solo tackles and 11 assisted tackles for an average of 2.9 tackles per game...Recorded at least one tackle in all 11 of the Rams' games in 2009...Recorded three tackles, all solo, versus North Carolina A&T on Sept. 5...Recorded six tackles, four solo and two assisted, versus Florida A&M on Sept. 10...Tallied a season-high seven tackles, four solo and three assisted, versus Morgan State in the New York Urban League Classic on Sept. 19...Recorded one tackle at South Carolina State on Sept. 26...Recorded two tackles and one pass break up at Howard on Oct. 3...Tallied two tackles at UC Davis on Oct. 17...Turned in a three-tackle performance at Bethune-Cookman on Oct. 24 where he also recorded a fumble recovery...Recorded three tackles versus Hampton on Oct. 31...Added two tackles versus Delaware State on Nov. 7...Picked up two tackles versus North Carolina Central on Nov. 14...Closed the season with one tackle at Norfolk State on Nov. 21 where he picked off a pair of passes returning them for a total of 54 yards...Also blocked a kick versus the Spartans...Returned five kicks for 80 yards and returned one punt for five yards en route to 139 all-purpose yards.

2008: Appeared in, and started, all 11 games for the Rams...Placed sixth on the WSSU team in total tackles with 41...Recorded 29 solo tackles and 12 assisted tackles for an average of 3.7 tackles per game...Recorded at least one tackle in eight of the 11 games in which he appeared...Recorded four tackles (three solo, one assisted) versus South Carolina State on Sept. 26...Recorded a season-high-tying eight tackles versus Howard on Oct. 4...Recorded a season-high-tying eight tackles (four solo, four assisted) in the Rams' win over Hampton on Nov. 1...Turned in three six-tackle games at Florida A&M on Oct. 9, versus Bethune-Cookman on Oct. 24 and versus Norfolk State on Nov. 22...Recorded 1.5 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and two interceptions as well as scoring one touchdown...Recorded a sack versus Bethune-Cookman on Oct. 24...Recorded one of his two interceptions in the Rams' season finale versus Norfolk State on Nov. 22...Also recorded his lone fumble recovery of the season versus the Spartans, a recovery that he returned 52 yards for the first touchdown of his career...Recorded an interception versus Howard on Oct. 24.

2007: Appeared in all 11 games for the Rams, making 10 starts, missing a start in WSSU's loss at Coastal Carolina on Sept. 8...Started the Rams' final nine games of the season...Placed 14th on the WSSU roster with 30 total tackles...Recorded 23 solo tackles and seven tackle assists...Recorded one tackle for loss...Intercepted one pass which he returned for 44 yards...Broke up seven passes on the season...Recorded a tackle or tackle assist in all but two of WSSU's games...Turned in a season-high eight total tackles in WSSU's loss to Delaware State on Nov. 2 including a season-high six solo tackles...Recorded his lone interception in the Rams' win at Morgan State on Sept. 15.

2006: Appeared in nine games with just one start...Recorded 27 total tackles (17 solo)...Added an assisted tackle for a loss (-5 yards)...Finished second on the team in interceptions with a pair, which he returned for five yards...He also added three pass break-ups and recovered a fumble...Had a career-high seven tackles against Coastal Carolina...Had interceptions against Howard and Norfolk State.

2005: Spent the 2005 season as a redshirt...Did not dress for, nor appear, in any of the Rams' games...Spent the season as a member of the practice squad.

Personal: Chandler rejoins the Rams football program for his fourth season in 2009 after successful 2006, 2007 and 2008 seasons...Spent the 2005 season as a redshirt...Heads into the 2009 season penciled in as the Rams' starting left cornerback...A native of Kingstree, S.C., he is a 2005 graduate of Kingstree High School where he was a four-year letterman on the Jaguars' football team...Was a member of Kingstree High School's football, basketball and track and field teams...An All-State selection in both football and basketball at Kingstree H.S., Chandler is expected to again make an impact in the Rams' secondary in 2009...The son of Samuel, Sr., and Rutheen Chandler...An accounting major...Born in Kingstree, S.C. on Aug. 29, 1987...Nicknamed "Alex."

Chandler's Statistics:
YearG/GSUTATTotalTFLInt.PBUFF/FR
200911/112111320/0240/1
200811/112912411.5/2220/1
200711/10237301/3170/0
20069/11710270.5/5231/1
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Total42/3390401303/107161/3