Scott Chandler (American football)

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Scott Chandler
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Chandler in the 2011 preseason.
No. 88 New England Patriots
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-07-23) July 23, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: Bedford, Texas
Height: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school: Southlake (TX) Carroll
College: Iowa
NFL draft: 2007 / Round: 4 / Pick: 129
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Receptions: 182
Receiving yards: 2,120
Touchdowns: 17
Stats at

William Scott Chandler (born July 23, 1985) is an American football tight end for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Iowa and was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. Chandler has also played for the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills.

Early years[edit]

He played in high school for powerhouse Southlake Carroll.

Collegiate years[edit]

Chandler played college football for the Iowa Hawkeyes from 2004-2006. In his first year he recorded 24 catches for 324 yards and averaging 13.5 yards per catch with two touchdowns. After his freshman year, his production increased to 47 catches for 552 yards and two touchdowns. In his final collegiate year he sported 46 catches for 591 yards and 6 touchdowns. Most notably, a spectacular 64 yard catch against Wisconsin in a pivotal game.

Professional career[edit]

San Diego Chargers[edit]

Chandler was drafted by the Chargers 129th overall in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He was waived by the team on April 27, 2009.

First stint with Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Chandler signed with the Dallas Cowboys on May 28, 2009. He was waived during final cuts on September 5 and re-signed to the practice squad, where he remained until being signed by the New York Giants on December 22.

New York Giants[edit]

Chandler was signed off the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad by the New York Giants on December 22, 2009. He was waived by the Giants on September 4, 2010.

Second stint with Dallas Cowboys[edit]

After being waived by New York, Chandler was re-signed to the Cowboys' practice squad. On September 24, 2010, Chandler was signed to the Cowboys active roster. He was cut on December 1, 2010.

Buffalo Bills[edit]

After being waived by Dallas, Chandler was signed by the Buffalo Bills on December 2, 2010.

On September 11, 2011, Chandler made his first career start against the Kansas City Chiefs, recording 5 catches for 63 yards and 2 touchdowns.

He was released on March 11, 2015.[1]

New England Patriots[edit]

Chandler signed with the New England Patriots on March 13, 2015.[2]


His older brother, Nathan, was the starting quarterback for the Iowa Hawkeyes in 2003.


  1. ^ Brown, Chris. "Scott Chandler released by Bills". Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Perillo, Paul (March 13, 2015). "Report: Former Bills TE Scott Chandler signs with Patriots". Retrieved 2015-06-20. 

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