Nate Chandler
No. 78     
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-06-01) June 1, 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth: San Diego, California
Career information
College: UCLA
Undrafted in 2012
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Carolina Panthers ( 2012 2015)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Games played     37
Games started     19
Tackles     6
Sacks     0
Interceptions     0
Forced fumbles     0

Garland Nathan Chandler Jr.[1] (born June 1, 1989) is a former American football offensive tackle who played in the National Football League (NFL). He signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted defensive tackle in 2012. He played college football at UCLA.

College career[edit | edit source]

Chandler played college football at UCLA. He finished college with 38 tackles, 2 sacks and 2 pass deflections.[2]

In his freshman year, he played the entire season as an offensive lineman.[2] He played as a tight end in his sophomore year, which he only recorded one reception for five yards.[2] In his junior year, he began the season as a defensive lineman. He finished the season with 21 tackles, a sack and a pass deflection.[2]

In his senior year, Chandler finished the season with 16 tackles, a sack and a pass deflection.[2] On September 10, 2011, In the second game of the season against San Jose State in which he had 2 tackles as the UCLA Bruins win the game 27-17.[3] On November 5, 2011, In a game against No. 20 ranked Arizona State in which he had 2 tackles and a sack.[4]

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Carolina Panthers[edit | edit source]

On April 30, 2012, Chandler signed with the Carolina Panthers after going unselected in the 2012 NFL Draft.[5] On August 31, he was released for final roster cuts,[6] but was signed to the practice squad on the following day.[7] On October 26, he was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad.[8]

Originally starting the 2013 season as a defensive lineman, the Panthers switched Chandler to the guard position in the week of November 8, 2013.[9]

Chandler signed a three-year contract extension with the Panthers on June 18, 2014.[10]

On September 17, 2015, Chandler was placed on injured reserve due to his injured knee.[11]

On February 7, 2016, Chandler's Panthers played in Super Bowl 50. In the game, the Panthers fell to the Denver Broncos by a score of 24–10.[12]

Chicago Bears[edit | edit source]

On June 2, 2016, Chandler was signed by the Chicago Bears.[13] The Bears announced his retirement on July 23, 2016.[14]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "UCLA Bruins profile".
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Nate Chandler College Statistics".
  3. "San Jose State 17, UCLA 27 box score".
  4. "(20) Arizona State 28, UCLA 29 box score".
  5. "Carolina Panthers sign 11 free agents, including 4 wide receivers". Archived from the original on May 7, 2012. Retrieved April 29, 2012.
  6. "Carolina Panthers set 53-man roster". Retrieved August 31, 2012.
  7. "Panthers sign 7 to practice squad". Retrieved September 1, 2012.
  8. "Chandler signed from practice squad". Retrieved October 26, 2012.
  9. Newton, David (November 8, 2013). "Reasons Chandler can succeed on OL". Retrieved January 19, 2014.
  10. Newton, David (June 18, 2014). "Panthers ink Chandler, 2 others". Retrieved November 22, 2015.
  11. Strickland, Bryan (September 17, 2015). "Velasco returns to familiar situation". Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  12. "Super Bowl 50 - Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers - February 7th, 2016". Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  13. Jahns, Adam (June 2, 2016). "Bears add veteran offensive lineman Nate Chandler". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  14. Bears announce retirement of Nate Chandler

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