Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9/1/09: #18 CB, #148/750 Overall, Projected Rd: 5 2009 East-West Shrine Invite…2008: 13 GP; 13 GS; 19 Sol-34 TT, 2.5 TFL, 4 INT, 4 PBU; Preseason candidate for the Thorpe Award as a junior… tied for second on the 2008 team in interceptions (4); he finished 11th in the ACC and 53rd in the nation… had two interceptions against South Carolina; he was named Clemson’s defensive player-of-the-game (along with Chris Clemons). 2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; 35 Sol-47 TT, 3 TFL, 4 INT, 6 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 FF; Tied for the team lead in interceptions (4)…had four pass break-ups against Auburn in the Chick-fil-A bowl…was named Clemson’s defensive player-of-the-game for his performance against Auburn by the coaches… had 13 total passes defended, a team high…had a season-high six tackles in the win at South Carolina; he was named defensive player-of-the-game by Clemson coaches… named Clemson’s special teams player-of-the-game at N.C. State. 2006: 13 GP; 4 GS; 27 Sol-38 TT, 1 TFL, 5 PBU; Honorable mention freshman All-American by Scout.com…third in the ACC in special teams tackles (9)…defensive player-of-the-game against Temple according to the Clemson coaches…he started the 2006 Music City Bowl against Kentucky when Duane Coleman was suspended; he had three tackles, including two pass breakups. 2005: Redshirted.
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Started more games at cornerback than any other player in Clemson history... started 42 in a row and 44 overall...the previous record was 35...has played 2383 snaps in his career, 18th in Clemson history, and a record for all cornerbacks in Clemson history...had 168 career tackles in his 53 games, he never missed a game...tied Clemson record for total games played in Clemson history...had eight tackles for loss to go with his nine interceptions...had 41 career passes defensed, seventh best in Clemson history, one ahead of former first round draft pick Tye Hill and one behind former NFL player Dexter Davis... had four passes broken up against Auburn in the 2007 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, tied for the Clemson record in a bowl game... starter in four bowl games, first Clemson cornerback to start four bowl games...had 43 tackles in 14 games and was a big reason Clemson was 7th in the nation in pass defense...had just one interception in 2009, it came in the opener against Middle Tennessee and he had a 37-yard return...had season high seven tackles at Miami when he helped Tigers to overtime win against nation's eighth ranked team...big win for Chancellor, who is from Miami...had three tackles against TCU and helped Clemson defense hold the Horned Frogs to 14 points, their season low...had nine PBUs for the season, including three in regular season finale against South Carolina...had nine career interceptions and three of the nine came against South Carolina...member of preseason watch list for the Thorpe Award in 2008 and 2009....finished his career with six tackles in Music City Bowl win over Kentucky... his brother Demerick played at Clemson in 2006.
Honorable mention All-ACC selection in 2009... nine career interceptions, sixth highest figure among active ACC players...played 2009 as a graduate student, he had his degree before this year began...wore number six in Clemson's win over Miami in honor of Jasper Howard, the UCONN player who was tragically killed on campus in October...Chancellor was a high school teammate of Howard...Chancellor attended funeral the day following Clemson's win in Miami.
In third season as starting cornerback…had two interceptions against South Carolina…also had a pick against South Carolina in 2007, so three of his eight career interceptions have been against the Gamecocks… first Tiger to tally two interceptions against the Gamecocks since 2003 (Jamaal Fudge); he was named Clemson’s defensive player-of-the-game (along with Chris Clemons)…preseason candidate for the Thorpe Award as a junior and should be on the list as a senior as well… has 31 career passes defended, second-most among active Tigers…has 23 career pass breakups and eight career interceptions for 30 career passes defended, second-most among active Tigers behind Michael Hamlin’s 35…12th on the team in tackles (37)…has played 39 consecutive games and has started 28 in a row…big reason Clemson has been in the top 10 in the nation in scoring defense each of the last two years…has started three bowl games; he started the 2006 Music City Bowl against Kentucky when Duane Coleman was suspended; he had three tackles, including two pass breakups…started against #21 Auburn and had four tackles and four pass breakups; he tied Banks McFadden’s Clemson bowl game record for pass breakups…started against Nebraska and had three tackles and a pass broken up… tied for second on the 2008 team in interceptions (4); he finished 11th in the ACC and 53rd in the nation… had 71 interception return yards, as all 71 came on one pick against N.C. State on the game’s last play…had an interception against S.C. State and the two thefts against South Carolina…had a season-high seven tackles against Maryland…had six tackles and two pass breakups at #24 Florida State…had a career-high eight tackles and three pass breakups at Virginia…has seven career tackles for loss, including one in the Gator Bowl vs. Nebraska.
Returning starter at cornerback who tied for the team lead in interceptions (4) in 2006...had one interception apiece against N.C. State, Central Michigan, Wake Forest, and South Carolina...started all 13 games and four in 2006, including the last two contests, so he has an active streak of 15 straight starts, including two bowl games...had three tackles for loss and nine pass breakups, including four against Auburn in the Chick-fil-A bowl…was named Clemson’s defensive player-of-the-game for his performance against Auburn by the coaches… had 13 total passes defended, a team high.....had 52 tackles, 41 of which were first hits in 2007...was eighth on the team in tackles...a big reason Clemson was in the top 10 in the nation in both pass defense and pass efficiency defense as well as the top 20 in total defense and scoring defense...had a season-high six tackles in the win at South Carolina; he was named defensive player-of-the-game by Clemson coaches... named Clemson’s special teams player-of-the-game at N.C. State...had five tackles in a fine performance against #19 Florida State in the season-opener...had four tackles, including a tackle for loss, against Furman...had five tackles at Maryland in 53 snaps; he was a big reason Maryland’s top wideout Darius Heyward-Bey did not have a reception...has played in 26 consecutive games and has 90 tackles in 931 snaps... averaged 49 snaps per game as a sophomore starter...has had at least one tackle in all 26 games of his career.
Honorable mention freshman All-American by Scout.com...finished the year strong; he started and played 58 plays against Kentucky...had two pass breakups against South Carolina and Kentucky to end the season...not considered a starter for the season, but he did start four games, more than any other active Tiger cornerback...third in the ACC in special teams tackles (9)...defensive player-of-the-game against Temple according to the Clemson coaches; he tied for game honors among Tiger tacklers with seven; he had a career-high six first hits...finished the season with 38 tackles, including 27 first hits...had two pass breakups in 53 plays in a starting assignment against South Carolina...also started at #9 Florida State and in the win over Louisiana Tech...played on defense in every game but the Maryland contest...had at least one tackle in every game...had a balanced season with 18 tackles in the first six games and 20 in the last seven games...played 111 snaps against South Carolina and Kentucky combined after having played just 14 snaps in the previous four games.
Had 40 tackles, seven tackles for loss, and six interceptions (two for touchdowns) as a senior at Miami Edison High…had five touchdowns via returns as a senior; also had two on kickoff returns and one on a punt return…all-state, all-conference, and All-Dade County as a senior…named to the SuperPrep Dixie team as the #55 prospect in Florida…#13 cornerback in the nation and the #37 player in Florida by Rivals.com…#40 player in Florida by SuperPrep…holds the school record for career interceptions (24)…first-team All-Dade County by Miami Herald…honorable mention all-state as a junior…had 33 tackles, five interceptions, and 13 pass breakups as a junior…third-team All-Dade County as a junior…had nine interceptions as a sophomore…won the district title three years in a row…standout in track…brother of former Tiger running back Demerick Chancellor…coached by Corey Bell…chose Clemson over Auburn, Florida, Florida State, N.C. State, Oklahoma State, and Rutgers.
Born Christian Chancellor on Dec. 22, 1986...majoring in sport management.