Kam Chancellor

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Kam Chancellor
Kam Chancellor in pregame huddle.jpg
Chancellor in 2013
No. 31     Seattle Seahawks
Strong safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-04-03) April 3, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Norfolk, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 232 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High school: Norfolk (VA) Maury
College: Virginia Tech
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 5 / Pick: 133
Debuted in 2010 for the Seattle Seahawks
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Tackles 320
Quarterback sacks 2.0
Interceptions 8
Forced fumbles 5
Stats at NFL.com

Kameron Darnel Chancellor (born April 3, 1988) is an American football strong safety for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Virginia Tech, and was drafted by the Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He has played three seasons for Seattle, and was recognized for a break-out 2011 season by being sent to the 2012 Pro Bowl. He is a member of the Legion of Boom.

Early life[edit]

Chancellor was born on April 3, 1988 in Norfolk, Virginia to Karen Lambert. He attended Matthew Fontaine Maury High School where he played basketball and football as a quarterback and safety. As a senior in 2006, he recorded more than 2,000 passing yards and 500 rushing yards and led his team to a 10–2 record and an appearance in the Group AAA Division 5 playoffs. Chancellor was named the team's most valuable player, and he was also placed on the All-Eastern District first team and The Virginian-Pilot All-Tidewater second team. Rivals.com assessed him as the 27th-ranked pro-style quarterback prospect in the nation and the 20th-ranked player in the state of Virginia. SuperPrep and The Roanoke Times rated him the 21st-ranked player in the state.[1] Scout.com assessed Chancellor as a two-star recruit and he accepted a scholarship offer from Virginia Tech.[2]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Kameron Chancellor
Quarterback
Norfolk, Virginia Maury High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 4.6 Dec 5, 2005 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NR (QB)   Rivals: -- National, 27 (QB), 20 (Vir)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

College career[edit]

Chancellor enrolled at Virginia Tech in 2006 to study human development. He worked out as a quarterback before eventually being moved to the cornerback position prior to the start of the season. He saw action that year as a true freshman in all 13 games, and recorded nine tackles, two passes broken-up, and one interception. In 2007, he was moved to the rover position as the starter and also played on special teams. He started in all 14 games and recorded 79 tackles, seven passes broken-up, three quarterback hurries, and one interception.[1]

Before the 2008 season, he was moved to the free safety position, his third position change in as many years at Virginia Tech.[3] Chancellor started in all 14 games and recorded 52 tackles including 27 solo, two interceptions, five passes broken-up, seven pass deflections, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries.[4] After the season, he considered entering the 2009 NFL Draft a year early, but decided to remain at Virginia Tech for his final season.[5] The CBS Sports-affiliated NFL Draft Scout considered Chancellor the third-ranked of the 126 free safeties available for the 2010 NFL Draft and projected him as a third-round selection.[6] The Hokies' defensive backs coach, Torrian Gray, said that Chancellor could be "the greatest safety in Virginia Tech history."[7] Chancellor has said that he attempts to emulate the former Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor, and said, "[He was a] big safety, the prototype guy for the position. I'm a big safety, too, and I've just always wanted to be just like him. I don't necessarily say I can be Sean Taylor before it's over, but I think I can be just as good."[8]

Professional career[edit]

2010 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3 in 231 lb 4.59 s 1.61 s 2.67 s 4.41 s 7.36 s 32 in 9 ft 9 in 22 reps
All values from NFL Combine

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Kam Chancellor was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks early in the 5th round with the #133rd overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. Chancellor did not start a game in his rookie season, though he got playing time in all 16 games.

Chancellor began the 2011 season as the team's starting strong safety, replacing recently unsigned veteran Lawyer Milloy on the depth chart. Chancellor had a very strong season, coming in second on the team in both tackles and interceptions.[9] As a result, he was added to the 2012 Pro Bowl roster, replacing San Francisco 49er Dashon Goldson.[10]

The 2012 season saw Chancellor as the incumbent starting strong safety, and he started all 16 games. He did not record any sacks or interceptions for the season, though he did have a career high 101 tackles.[9]

In April 2013 Chancellor agreed to a five-year extension worth up to $29.2 million with the Seahawks,[11] placing him under contract through 2017.

On February 2, 2014, the Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII, with Chancellor having an interception and 9 tackles during the game.

Personal life[edit]

After signing his extension with the Seahawks, Chancellor bought a house for his mother.[12]

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