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Nate Chandler
OL #78
Height:
6-4
Weight:
315
Age:
25
College:
UCLA
Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2014):

G
7
GS
7
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 33 15
2014 CAR 7 7
2013 CAR 16 8
2012 CAR 10 0
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 @TB W 20-14
2 DET W 24-7
3 PIT L 19-37
4 @BAL L 10-38
5 CHI W 31-24
6 @CIN L 37-37
7 @GB L 17-38

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Signed to contract extension by Carolina (6/18/14)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Carolina (10/26/12)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (9/1/12)...Waived by Carolina (8/31/12)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Carolina (5/11/12).

GP/GS
Career (26/8) [1/1]; 2013 (16/8) [1/1]; 2012 (10/0).

2013
Switched to offensive line during the offseason after playing defensive tackle as a rookie in 2012 for Carolina...Played in 16 games with eight starts...Started the final eight games, making six starts at right guard and two at right tackle - versus New England (11/18) and versus Tampa Bay (12/1) when Geoff Hangartner opened at right guard...Cleared paths for the Panthers to rush for more than 100 yards in seven of the last eight games...Contributed to offense that ranked fourth in the NFL in third-down efficiency, fifth in time of possession, second in drives lasting five-plus minutes and tied for seventh in drives of 10 plays or more...POSTSEASON: Started at right guard in NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Vs. New York Giants (9/22): Saw first career action on offense in goal-line situations as an extra lineman...Vs. Atlanta (11/3): Finished game at right guard following an injury to Jeff Byers, who had replaced an injured Chris Scott earlier in the second quarter...At San Francisco (11/10): Made first NFL start, opening at right guard in place of an injured Scott.

2012
Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Carolina (5/11)...Played in 10 games after spending the first six games on the Panthers' practice squad...Recorded five tackles, three quarterback pressures and one fumble recovery...Contributed to unit that ranked 10th in the NFL in total defense and ninth in sacks per pass play...At San Diego (12/16): Recovered a fumble by Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, which set up a touchdown.

COLLEGE
Played in 49 games with 15 starts at UCLA...Moved to defensive line as a junior after beginning career at tight end and offensive line...Produced 37 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, one quarterback pressure, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed...Notched two catches for eight yards...2011 (Sr.): Played in 14 games with five starts...Recorded 16 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack and one pass defensed...2010 (Jr.): Played in 12 games with eight starts...Made four starts at defensive end and four at defensive tackle...Compiled 21 tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack, one quarterback pressure, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed...2009 (So.): Played in 11 games as a reserve tight end and on special teams...Caught one pass for five yards...2008 (Fr.): Played in 12 games at tight end, along the offensive line and on special teams...Started two games at tight end...Posted one reception for three yards...2007: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Mira Mesa HS in San Diego, Calif....Majored in history at UCLA.

TRANSACTIONS
Signed to contract extension by Carolina (6/18/14)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Carolina (10/26/12)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (9/1/12)...Waived by Carolina (8/31/12)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Carolina (5/11/12).

GP/GS
Career (26/8) [1/1]; 2013 (16/8) [1/1]; 2012 (10/0).

2013
Switched to offensive line during the offseason after playing defensive tackle as a rookie in 2012 for Carolina...Played in 16 games with eight starts...Started the final eight games, making six starts at right guard and two at right tackle - versus New England (11/18) and versus Tampa Bay (12/1) when Geoff Hangartner opened at right guard...Cleared paths for the Panthers to rush for more than 100 yards in seven of the last eight games...Contributed to offense that ranked fourth in the NFL in third-down efficiency, fifth in time of possession, second in drives lasting five-plus minutes and tied for seventh in drives of 10 plays or more...POSTSEASON: Started at right guard in NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Vs. New York Giants (9/22): Saw first career action on offense in goal-line situations as an extra lineman...Vs. Atlanta (11/3): Finished game at right guard following an injury to Jeff Byers, who had replaced an injured Chris Scott earlier in the second quarter...At San Francisco (11/10): Made first NFL start, opening at right guard in place of an injured Scott.

2012
Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Carolina (5/11)...Played in 10 games after spending the first six games on the Panthers' practice squad...Recorded five tackles, three quarterback pressures and one fumble recovery...Contributed to unit that ranked 10th in the NFL in total defense and ninth in sacks per pass play...At San Diego (12/16): Recovered a fumble by Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, which set up a touchdown.

COLLEGE
Played in 49 games with 15 starts at UCLA...Moved to defensive line as a junior after beginning career at tight end and offensive line...Produced 37 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, one quarterback pressure, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed...Notched two catches for eight yards...2011 (Sr.): Played in 14 games with five starts...Recorded 16 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack and one pass defensed...2010 (Jr.): Played in 12 games with eight starts...Made four starts at defensive end and four at defensive tackle...Compiled 21 tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack, one quarterback pressure, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed...2009 (So.): Played in 11 games as a reserve tight end and on special teams...Caught one pass for five yards...2008 (Fr.): Played in 12 games at tight end, along the offensive line and on special teams...Started two games at tight end...Posted one reception for three yards...2007: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Mira Mesa HS in San Diego, Calif....Majored in history at UCLA.

 

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