Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9-1-10: #11 CB, #73/750 Overall, 3-4 2010: First team all-Big Ten ... FWAA first team and Rivals.com second team All-America … Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist … Bednarik Award semifinalist … 39 career starts … career totals: 145 tackles, 28 PBU, 6 int … forced a Marshall fumble … pair of interceptions against Miami, with returns of 15 and 7 yards … also had 6 tackles, 2 PBU and a TFL vs. the Hurricanes … left the Eastern Michigan game with a back injury … team-best 7 tackles in Indiana win … 4 tackles and a TFL at Wisconsin … interception, sack and forced a Minnesota fumble … 4 solo stops, 3 PBU vs. Penn State … 8 tackles led the Buckeyes vs. Michigan … Walter Camp and Bronko Nagurski national defender of week: Miami … Big Ten player of week: Miami … defensive player of week: Miami, Penn State … Phil Steele midseason All-America 2nd team, all-Big Ten 1st team … Arnie Chonko award from coaches as outstanding defensive back...2009: Honorable mention all-Big Ten … sixth on the team with 43 tackles and team leader with seven PBU … third-year letterwinner … part of the 2009 Big Ten champion 4x100 relay in outdoor track...2008: Regular starter at corner … 30 tackles for the season … led Buckeyes with 11 solo tackles in Fiesta Bowl...2007: Saw considerable playing time as a nickel-back … was also part of three special teams units … 30 tackles, 9 PBU for season...2006: Redshirted.
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Draft Scout Chimdi Chekwa News
09/05/12 - CB Chimdi Chekwa, who missed the better part of his rookie season due to injury last year, was putting the best face he could on being a member of the practice squad this year. Chekwa, a fourth-round draft pick in 2011, hurt his shoulder on his first day of training camp as a rookie and battled a knee injury throughout the season. He struggled during training camp, and the Raiders cut him to get down to the 53-man roster. They did, however, pick up the phone and ask Chekwa back as a member of the practice squad. "They see something in me to keep me around here," Chekwa said. "I know what I can do as a player. You just continue to work hard. I'm going to be all right. I've got some things I have to transition into this year, with a new system and everything. I haven't played much football in the NFL yet. It's just a little bump in the road."
09/02/12 - CB Chimdi Chekwa, a fourth-round draft pick in 2010, was waived to make room for waiver claim Phillip Adams.