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#22 Jamar Chaney
Position: LB
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 240
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fort Pierce, FL
High School: St. Lucie West Centennial HS
Experience: 3 Letters

- Career & Game-By-Game Statistics

 

CAREER: 
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.

 

2008: 
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.

 

2007: 
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.               

 

2006: 
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.

 

2005: 
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.       

 

HIGH SCHOOL:
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.

 

PERSONAL: 
Born Jamar Antwon Chaney, 10-11-86, in Fort Pierce, Fla. . . . Son of Mr. Gary and Ms. Alice Chaney . . . Major is fitness management.

 

 

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