- Career & Game-By-Game Statistics
Earned immediate playing time from the outset of his collegiate career at linebacker for Mississippi State . . . Has played in 37 games during his playing career for the Bulldogs, one that was interrupted early in his senior season by injury . . . Has earned 27 starting assignments at the linebacker position . . . Has made 198 total tackles while at State, including 11 for loss (minus 32 yards), two and one-half of which were quarterback sacks (minus 17 yards) . . . Also credited with one forced fumble and four pass deflections . . . Came to MSU after being released from his scholarship from the University of Georgia and following a standout high school career in the state of Florida.
Started the only game he played during an injury-shortened season . . . Had 12 tackles in that brief appearance . . . Credited with a team-best 12 tackles at Louisiana Tech in his senior season opener, his third career double-digit tackle performance in his career . . . Suffered a leg injury on the next-to-last snap of the game . . . X-rays later confirmed a broken bone in his leg and a medical redshirt will be requested to regain his final season of eligibility.
Earned second-team, All-Southeastern Conference by the league’s coaches . . . Played in all 13 games for Mississippi State during his junior campaign, earning 12 starts at the middle linebacker position . . . Only missed one opening call (Kentucky) when injury rehabilitation time limited his preparation . . . Led the Bulldogs with 89 total tackles, including three and one-half for loss (minus 5 yards) . . . Tied for 15th in the SEC in tackles per game (6.8) . . . Was also credited with four pass deflections . . . Led or tied for the team lead in tackles in five games . . . He posted two double-digit tackle games on the season (UAB and Arkansas) . . . Made a spring-time move from outside linebacker inside to the middle and opened his junior season at that spot . . . Had five tackles and a pass deflection against LSU to open the season . . . Led the club with six tackles one week later in the team’s 38-17 win over Tulane in the Superdome . . . Part of a defensive effort that allowed the Green Wave just 44 yards rushing overall, only 6 second-half yards of total offense and no first downs . . . Tied for second on the club with eight tackles, including one for loss (minus 1 yard), in Mississippi State’s Week 3 win over Auburn . . . Also credited with a pass broken up in the road win over the Tigers, a deflection on a third-and-goal snap from the MSU 9 in the waning seconds of the 19-14 win . . . Tied for second on the team with eight tackles during the team’s 31-15 win over Gardner-Webb in Week 4 . . . Totaled 19 tackles, including one and one-half for loss (minus 3 yards), in mid-season games against UAB and Tennessee . . . Led the team with 11 tackles, including one for loss (minus 2 yards), in State’s 30-13 win over UAB one week later . . . It was his first career double-digit tackle game, and the most tackles by a Bulldog in a game since Quinton Culberson had 12 tackles against West Virginia in 2006 . . . Registered eight tackles, including one-half for loss (minus 1 yard), in State’s Week 7 game vs. Tennessee . . . Was sidelined most of State’s Week 8 game at West Virginia when he sustained a medial collateral ligament strain in Morgantown . . . Limited by an ankle sprain which curtailed his preparation for State’s Week 9 game at Kentucky, he did not make the opening call in Lexington and had just three tackles . . . Recorded five tackles and a pass deflection in the Bulldogs’ Week 10 victory over nationally No. 21-ranked Alabama . . . Finished the season with 22 tackles in the final two games of the year . . . Led the club with a career-high 14 tackles, including one for loss (minus 1 yard) at Arkansas in Week 11 . . . It was his second career double-digit tackle game and the most tackles by a Bulldog since Titus Brown had 18 tackles against Arkansas in 2004 . . . Tied for the team high with eight tackles against Ole Miss in the Bulldogs’ season-ending win over Ole Miss . . . Also credited with a crucial pass break up during the fourth quarter and in the midst of State’s comeback . . . Tied for the team lead with eight tackles in State’s 2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl win over Central Florida.
Opened his sophomore season at the top of the depth chart at weak-side linebacker . . . Played in all 12 games, starting 11 times at outside linebacker . . . Started all but the Week 10 game at Alabama . . . Finished third on the club with 66 total tackles, including seven and one-half for loss (minus 27 yards), two and one-half of which were quarterback sacks (minus 17 yards) . . . Also credited with a forced fumble . . . Registered 33 tackles, half his season total, in the year’s first five weeks . . . Led the club with eight tackles in the team’s season opener against South Carolina, a new career high in tackles at the time . . . Made one and one-half tackles for loss (minus 5 yards), including one-half quarterback sack (minus 4 yards) . . . Helped hold the Gamecocks to just 81 yards rushing on 29 attempts in the game . . . Finished third on the club one week later against Auburn with six tackles . . . Helped hold incumbent SEC rushing leader Kenny Irons to just 69 yards on 21 carries, a 3.3-yard per rush average . . . Recorded six tackles at UAB in Week 4 . . . Also credited with forcing a Blazer fumble . . . Helped hold the Blazers to just 94 yards rushing on 32 attempts in the game . . . Tied for second on the team with a career-high nine tackles at LSU in Week 5, a total that includes a half tackle for loss . . . Recorded two tackles during the Bulldogs’ Week 7 win over Jacksonville State, one a quarterback sack (minus 6 yards) . . . Part of a defensive effort that allowed JSU just 52 yards rushing on 32 attempts, a 1.6-yard average . . . Rebounded to his season-opening defensive production during the season’s final month . . . Had 26 tackles during those four weeks, a 6.5 tackle per game average . . . Had six hits in Week 9 vs. Kentucky . . . Had a career-best two and one-half for loss (minus 12 yards), one of which was a quarterback sack (minus 7 yards) against the Wildcats . . . Made it two straight weeks as a big-play linebacker for the Bulldogs at Alabama in Week 10 . . . Tied for second on the club with seven tackles, including one for loss (minus 2 yards), in the win over the Crimson Tide . . . With that effort, he had made three and one-half tackles for loss in the past two weeks . . . Combined with Quinton Culberson to drop UA QB John Parker Wilson inches short of the goal line on a first-and-goal play at the MSU 2 as time ran out in the first half, preserving a 24-10 MSU lead at the time . . . Tied for second on the club with eight tackles in Week 11 vs. Arkansas . . . Totaled five tackles, including one for loss (minus 2 yards), in the season finale at Ole Miss . . . Contributed to an effort that held the Rebels to just 58 yards on the ground, including permitting the league’s No. 2 ground gainer, BenJarvus Green-Ellis to just 37 yards on 17 carries.
Played in all 11 games during his true freshman season, earning three starting calls at weakside linebacker to close the campaign . . . Made 31 total tackles on the season . . . Saw immediate action in the linebacker rotation from the outset of his true freshman season, making 14 tackles over the season’s first four weeks . . . Totaled four tackles in his personal homecoming game at Florida at midseason . . . Tied for second on the team with a season-high six tackles at Arkansas in Week 10.
Set his high school career record with 31 quarterback sacks . . . Made 65 tackles and 10 quarterback sacks in just six games played during his hurricane-reduced senior campaign at linebacker for head coach Jim O’Neal at West Centennial High School in St. Lucie, Fla. . . . Added eight pass receptions for 150 yards and three touchdowns at tight end during his final season at the prep level . . . Earned Class AAAA third-team, all-state honors following his senior year . . . Tallied 120 tackles with six sacks, a school-record 22 tackles for loss and five caused fumbles as a defensive end as a junior . . . Also returned one interception for a touchdown . . .Had three receiving touchdowns as a tight end on offense as a junior . . .Rated the #29 outside linebacker prospect in the country by Rivals.com following his senior season . . . Also listed as the #44 prospect, regardless of position, in the state of Florida by Rivals . . . Ranked #43 among all players in the Southeast on the Scout.com regional top 100, the seventh-best linebacker . . . Was first among all linebackers at TheInsiders/MSL Combine in Gainesville, Fla., in the vertical jump (34.5 inches) and the broad jump (10 feet, 5 inches) prior to his senior season . . . Also ran a 4.56 in the 40-yard dash at that camp . . . Credited with a 335-pound bench press max and with 15 repetitions of 225 pounds in the bench at the Miami NIKE camp prior to his senior campaign . . . Tied for the fourth-fastest 40-yard dash time (4.63) at that camp, the sixth-best shuttle speed (4.28) and the third-best vertical leap (33 inches) . . . Selected to play in the Florida-California High School All-Star game . . . Played basketball at the high school level as well. . . Signed with the Bulldogs in late July . . . Other top scholarship offers: Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina State, Maryland, South Carolina, Iowa and West Virginia.
Born Jamar Antwon Chaney, 10-11-86, in Fort Pierce, Fla. . . . Son of Mr. Gary and Ms. Alice Chaney . . . Major is fitness management.