Sean Chandler, DB, Temple
Camden, NJ | 5114 | 200 | 4.50E | 2018
Has evolved into a roaming free safety who serves as the last line of defense—he played cornerback during his first two seasons but he seems to be missing some of the tenacity in 2017 that we have seen out of him in years past. There has been a coaching change and his playing time has been noticeably decreased; he was absent for nearly the entire first half against Navy. Has a nose for the football and is a sound tackler. Possesses solid footwork and tends to usually be in the right place at the right time. Has earned a reputation for being the hardest worker on the team. Quiet leader but teammates take notice when he does speak up, according to players. He took it upon himself to conduct offseason workouts in high school, according to his head coach. Was known to have a positive influence on Tavon Young (Ravens), rubbing off his maturity and has even been credited by some, with helping to mold him a better overall player/person. He did miss four games in 2016 due to a leg injury. In terms of his background, this player comes from nothing. He grew up in six different homeless shelters in Camden, New Jersey until the seventh grade. Nicknamed ‘Champ.’ Four-year starter. Hybrid player who can play cornerback or free safety at the next level depending on scheme.
2016: Made the switch from starting corner to safety … made 10 tackles in debut at new position vs. Army … recorded sixth career interception in win vs. Stony Brook … led team in tackles at Penn State (8).
2015: Started at cornerback every game, just one of three Owls to start every game (with Tyler Matakevich and Phillip Walker) … at Cincinnati, collected seven tackles (three solo), with two passes broken up that led to two Owls INTs.
2014: Finished third on the Owls with 65 tackles, the most among DBs … his nine passes defended (1 INT, 8 PBs) were just three shy of the conference leader … was a big reason why Temple shaved 100 passing yards off their totals from 2013.
High School: Two-way player for coach Dwayne Savage at Camden High School … also returned punts and kickoffs … three star prospect by Rivals.com … led Camden to a 10-1 overall record including an undefeated regular season and a trip to the NJSIAA South Group State Semi-Final (it was the first time since 1976 that the school had won 10 games) … as a senior, accumulated 60 tackles (50 solo), 2 TFL, 1 FR and 8 INTs (3 returned for TDs) while totaling 1,365 all-purpose yards highlighted by 622 receiving yards and was named Philadelphia Inquirer Defensive Player of the Year … finished his career with 104 tackles (94 solo), 8 INTS, 1 FF and 1 FR … also ran track.
Personal: Born Sean Chandler in Camden, N.J. … parents are LaTanya Woodson and James Chandler … has a brother Csornell Woodson (26), and sisters Ebony Chandler (22), Eyana Chandler (20) and Colette Chandler (8) … list of favorites include: NFL Total Access (TV show), Paid in Full (movie), The Bully (book), rap (music) and ribs (food) … kinesiology major.