#10 | Winder, GA | 5114 | 198 | 4.52E | 2018
A four-year starter and team captain, who is known to be highly competitive, hard-working, dedicated and strives for success both on the field and in life. A very level-headed individual who comes across as mature for his age. Between the stripes, he demonstrates a physical and aggressive mentality. His style of play has helped him thrive as a press, man cover corner. He really likes to challenge receivers off the line of scrimmage and possesses a strong arm jab that knocks receivers off their stride. One of his greatest attributes is his ability to mirror opponents—he holds the school record with seven career interceptions. He also rises to the occasion and plays his best on the big stage (had a huge game in a near upset over Wisconsin in 2016; played quality overall games against Clemson in 2014 & 2017). He has had multiple coaches over the past few years and has experience playing in an array of different schemes. He has made it a point of emphasis to continue to polish his zone coverage skills and while it doesn’t happen often, occasionally he gets so locked in on the receiver, that it causes him to react a bit late to the run. Originally from Greenville, South Carolina before moving to Winder, Georgia. His mom attended Clemson. He also played running back and basketball in high school. His body of work has earned him an invitation to the Senior Bowl, where he is expected to elevate his draft stock, once he is seen by mass NFL scouts. With his blend of size and physicality, this player possesses starter traits at the next level.
Career: Sullivan is a four-year starter in the Panthers’ secondary. The Winder native is a two-time All-Sun Belt selection. He is tied for the school record for interception (7) and holds the record for passes defensed (25). Career totals also include 178 tackles, six tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and one blocked kick. Sullivan, from Winder, majors in journalism. He’s a three-time member of the CoSIDA Academic All-District with a 3.84 GPA.
2017 (Sr.): Played 11 games, had 42 tackles, one interception, five passes defended and a fumble recovery for a touchdown, entering the 2017 Cure Bowl vs. Western Kentucky.
2016 (Jr.): Had 43 tackles, three interceptions, four pass breakups, one tackle for loss, a forced fumble and a blocked field goal in 2016. All-Sun Belt (honorable mention) selection and CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree for the second straight year … leader of a GSU secondary that finished seventh in the FBS in pass efficiency defense and eighth in passing yards allowed (173.9) … Georgia State was THE ONLY FBS TEAM that did not allow any offensive play, rushing or passing, of 50 yards or longer; longest pass play allowed by the Panthers was 37 yards.
2015 (So.): Collected two interceptions, 50 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and eight pass breakups on the season. All-Sun Belt (honorable mention) selection who was also named to 2015 Capital One Academic All-District football team.
2014 (Fr.): Made an immediate impact as a true freshman, played in every game and starting the final eight … Collected 43 tackles, an interception, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup … Entered the starting lineup at cornerback in Game 5 at UL Lafayette, replacing Marcus Caffey, who moved to running back.
High School: Second-team All-Region 8-AAAAA at both cornerback and running back as a senior at Winder-Barrow High School … All-area by the Athens Banner-Herald … Northeast Georgia FCA Scholar-Athlete … Collected over 1,100 all-purpose yards and scored 10 touchdowns as a senior … Coached by David Wagner … Also played basketball.
Personal: Full name is Chandon Lamar Sullivan … Born Aug. 7, 1996 … Parents are Dexter and Janice Sullivan … Majoring in journalism.