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Born: July 6, 1990 – Virginia Beach, Virginia
2017: Years as a Lion: 2nd Years in CFL: 2nd Status: International
Career Games: 8 Playoffs: 2 Grey Cup: 0
Chandler was signed as a free agent by the Lions on February 19, 2016. He was waived as part of the club’s roster cut-down coming out of training camp but re-signed with the Lions in July.
2016: Following his release by the Lions as part of the team’s final roster cut-down coming out of camp, Chandler rejoined the Leos in July and was placed on the practice roster before making his CFL debut versus Montreal on September 9. He went on to appear in eight regular season games as well as both postseason tilts. He recorded 29 defensive stops while adding another five tackles on special teams to go along with a forced fumble.
2012-2015: Chandler was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2012 and was later released in camp. He signed with Seattle in September that year and spent the 2013 season on the Seahawks’ practice roster and was part of the club’s Super Bowl championship team. Following his release in July 2014, he was signed by the New York Giants and appeared in 11 games that season recording five tackles. He was waived by the Giants in September 2015.
2008-2011: Chandler appeared in 44 games over four years at Holy Cross recording 115 individual tackles, two interceptions and 18 knockdowns.
Chandler completed college with his major in Psychology, and minor in Visual Arts. He started playing football when he was nine years old, and says that his little brother, Isaiah, is his biggest fan. Chandler recalls winning Super Bowl XLVIII with the Seattle Seahawks as his biggest football accomplishment to date. Chandler is a very creative person, and says if he wasn’t making a career out of football, he would be making music. He also volunteers within his community and says that it is a very important part of his life.