Nate Chandler

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Nate Chandler
No. 78     Carolina Panthers
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-06-01) June 1, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: San Diego, California
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school: San Diego (CA) Mira Mesa
College: UCLA
Undrafted in 2012
Debuted in 2012 for the Carolina Panthers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Games played 26
Games started 8
Tackles 6
Sacks 0
Interceptions 0
Forced fumbles 0
Stats at NFL.com

Garland Nathan Chandler Jr.[1] (born June 1, 1989) is an American football offensive tackle currently playing for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted defensive tackle in 2012. He played college football at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

College career[edit]

Chandler played college football at UCLA. He finished college with 38 tackles, 2 sacks and 2 pass deflections.[2]

In his freshman year, he played the entire season as an offensive lineman.[2] He played as a tight end in his sophomore year, which he only recorded one reception for five yards.[2] In his junior year, he began the season as a defensive lineman. He finished the season with 21 tackles, a sack and a pass deflection.[2]

In his senior year, Chandler finished the season with 16 tackles, a sack and a pass deflection.[2] On September 10, 2011, In the second game of the season against San Jose State in which he had 2 tackles as the UCLA Bruins win the game 27-17.[3] On November 5, 2011, In a game against No. 20 ranked Arizona State in which he had 2 tackles and a sack.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

On April 30, 2012, Chandler signed with the Carolina Panthers after going unselected in the 2012 NFL Draft.[5] On August 31, he was released for final roster cuts,[6] but was signed to the practice squad on the following day.[7] On October 26, he was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad.[8]

Originally starting the 2013 season as a defensive lineman, the Panthers switched Chandler to the guard position in the week of November 8, 2013.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UCLA Bruins profile". uclabruins.com. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Nate Chandler College Statistics". sports-reference.com. 
  3. ^ "San Jose State 17, UCLA 27 box score". sports-reference.com. 
  4. ^ "(20) Arizona State 28, UCLA 29 box score". sports-reference.com. 
  5. ^ "Carolina Panthers sign 11 free agents, including 4 wide receivers". charlotteobserver.com. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Carolina Panthers set 53-man roster". panthers.com. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Panthers sign 7 to practice squad". panthers.com. Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Chandler signed from practice squad". panthers.com. Retrieved October 26, 2012. 
  9. ^ Newton, David (November 8, 2013). "Reasons Chandler can succeed on OL". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 

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