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Jeff Chandler
No. 3, 5     
Placekicker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-06-18) June 18, 1979 (age 41)
Place of birth: Jacksonville, Florida
High School: Mandarin High School
Jacksonville, Florida
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
College: University of Florida
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 4 / Pick: 102
Debuted in 2002 for the San Francisco 49ers
Last played in 2004 for the Washington Redskins
Career history
* San Francisco 49ers ( 2002 2003)
  • Offseason and/or practice squad member only.
Career highlights and awards
* First-team All-SEC (1999, 2001)
Career NFL statistics as of 2004
Field goal attempts     27
Field goals     19
Extra point attempts     36
Extra points     35
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Jeffrey Robin Chandler (born June 18, 1979) is a former American college and professional football player who was a placekicker in the National Football League (NFL) for three seasons during the early 2000s. Chandler played college football for the University of Florida, where he became the all-time leading scorer with 368 points. Thereafter, he played professionally for the San Francisco 49ers, Carolina Panthers and Washington Redskins of the NFL.

Early years Edit

Chandler was born in Jacksonville, Florida.[1] He attended Mandarin High School in Jacksonville,[2] where he played kicker and wide receiver for the Mandarin Mustangs high school football team.[3] Chandler was also a standout letterman in soccer and tennis.[3]

College career Edit

Chandler attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he joined coach Steve Spurrier's Florida Gators football program as a walk-on in 1997, kicking one extra point and later being granted a redshirt for the remainder of the 1997 season.[3] He subsequently played for the Gators from 1998 to 2001,[4] and was rewarded with an athletic scholarship after the 1998 season.[3] He successfully completed sixty-seven of eighty field goal attempts in his career, and 167 of 180 attempted extra points after touchdowns (PATs).[4]

Chandler was the Gators' all-time career leader in field goals completed, first in PATs made, and second in field goal percentage (83.8 percent).[4] He ranks second in Southeastern Conference (SEC) history in scoring with 368 points, fourth in league history in field goals made and second in field goal percentage.[3] He kicked his career long field goal of fifty-four yards in the Gators' 34–23 victory of the rival Georgia Bulldogs on October 28, 2000.[3]

Chandler was a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award honoring the nation's top collegiate placekicker in 1999 and 2000; was a second-team All-American in 1999; a first-team All-SEC selection in 1999 and 2001; and was chosen by his teammates as the Gators' most valuable player for the 1999 season.[4] He graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications in December 2001.[3]

Professional career Edit

The San Francisco 49ers chose Chandler in the fourth round (102nd pick overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft,[5] and he played for the 49ers in ( 2002 2003).[6] Chandler was released by the 49ers after the 2003 season, and he appeared on the regular season roster of two different teams in ( 2004): the Carolina Panthers and the Washington Redskins.[6] He played in thirteen games during his four-year NFL career, kicking nineteen field goals on twenty-seven attempts (70.4 percent), with a career long of forty-nine yards.[1]

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Jeff Chandler. Retrieved March 16, 2011.
  2. databaseFootball.com, Players, Jeff Chandler. Retrieved March 16, 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 GatorZone.com, Football History, 2001 Roster, Jeff Chandler. Retrieved March 20, 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 85, 89, 97, 101, 103, 151, 159, 162, 180 (2011). Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  5. Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 2002 National Football League Draft. Retrieved March 20, 2011.
  6. 6.0 6.1 National Football League, Historical Players, Jeff Chandler. Retrieved March 20, 2011.

Bibliography Edit

  • Carlson, Norm, University of Florida Football Vault: The History of the Florida Gators, Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia (2007). ISBN 0-7948-2298-3.
  • Golenbock, Peter, Go Gators! An Oral History of Florida's Pursuit of Gridiron Glory, Legends Publishing, LLC, St. Petersburg, Florida (2002). ISBN 0-9650782-1-3.
  • Hairston, Jack, Tales from the Gator Swamp: A Collection of the Greatest Gator Stories Ever Told, Sports Publishing, LLC, Champaign, Illinois (2002). ISBN 1-58261-514-4.

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