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Chris Chamberlain
32   Chris Chamberlain

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bethany, Okla.

High School:
Bethany HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 225

Position:
Linebacker

Experience:
3L


10/27/2006

Tulsa 30, UTEP 20 - October 27, 2006

Tulsa 30, UTEP 20 - October 27, 2006 (photos by James Walton Beazley)

Tulsa -- A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter . . . has played in 36 career games and has 26 career starts . . . has 187 career stops and 20 tackles for -104 yards . . . 2006 -- Was a third-team all-C-USA selection by the coaches . . . had 51 tackles, 3.5 stops for -17 yards and two interceptions . . . missed the first game of the year recovering from off-season knee surgery . . . played in the final 12 games of the season and started the final eight games . . . had seven stops, one tackle for -1 yard and one sack for -7 yards vs. Houston . . . was named the C-USA Player of the Week after he had a team-high seven tackles, including a stop for no gain on a fake field goal on 4th-and-3 from the 17-yard line and a 25-yard interception return for a TD to give Tulsa a 23-20 lead vs. UTEP . . . had three tackles and a 13-yard interception return vs. Memphis . . . had his first start of the season against East Carolina and had a team-high of eight stops . . . 2005 -- Started all 13 games . . . had 88 tackles to rank third on the team, and added 11 stops for -46 yards and two forced fumbles . . . his 4.5 sacks ranked 10th in Conference USA . . . his first career double-figure tackle game came against Fresno State in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl with 11 tackles . . . also added two stops for -4 yards vs. Fresno State . . . had five stops, one pass break-up, one interception and one sack for -9 yards vs. Tulane . . . tied a career-best with nine tackles vs. SMU, and forced one fumble . . . tallied seven stops vs. Rice, including one sack for -6 yards . . . had eight stops and one forced fumble vs. Houston . . . had seven tackles, including 1.5 stop for -3 yards vs. Memphis . . . had eight tackles, 2.5 stops for -14 yards including one sack for -5 yards vs. North Texas . . . had six stops and one tackle for -5 yards vs. Minnesota . . . 2004 -- Played in 11 games and started five contests as a true freshman . . . was in the starting lineup against Nevada, Rice, SMU, Louisiana Tech and UTEP . . . was credited with 48 tackles and 5.5 stops for -41 yards . . . had three sacks for a team-leading -32 yards . . . also recovered two fumbles and forced one fumble . . . totaled a season-high nine tackles against Rice . . . had eight stops vs. SMU, including two sacks for -9 yards . . . also tallied eight tackles and recovered one fumble against UTEP . . . had seven tackles against San Jose State, including one sack for -23 yards and two quarterback hurries . . . Overall -- Has a great understanding of the linebacker position after playing quarterback and defensive back in high school . . . has developed into a great player at linebacker . . . a very intelligent player . . . solid against the run and pass . . . a very physical player . . . has great foot quickness . . . has tremendous ability to see the field and make plays in space.

High School -- Was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Bethany High School . . . started at quarterback and free safety his final three years . . . led his team to a 13-2 record and the Class 2A state title as a senior . . . was named the District 2A-1 Player of the Year . . . was selected to the Oklahoma Coaches Association (OCA) all-state West team . . . earned first-team all-state honors by the Daily Oklahoman as a defensive back . . . was a second-team all-state selection by the Tulsa World . . . rushed for 2,096 yards and 25 touchdowns his senior season . . . threw for 1,020 yards and 11 touchdowns from his quarterback position as a senior . . . had 147 tackles and 10 interceptions his senior season as well . . . was named the Little All-City Offensive Player of the Year by the Daily Oklahoman . . . earned first-team Little-All-City honors by the Daily Oklahoman . . . was a preseason all-state selection by the Daily Oklahoman . . . was named to the Oil Bowl team . . . had career totals of 399 tackles and 20 interceptions . . . rushed for 2,777 yards and 37 touchdowns, while completing 148-of-324 passes for 2,433 yards and 29 TDs in his career . . . tallied 108 tackles and eight interceptions his junior season, while rushing for 518 yards and 11 TDs, and passing for 997 yards and eight touchdowns . . . high school coach was Rob Renshaw .

Personal -- Favorite NFL team is the St. Louis Rams . . . lists Michael Jordan as his favorite professional athlete . . . his favorite TV show is "ESPN SportsCenter" . . . if he could play in the NFL, he would like to play for Tony Dungy . . . one word he uses to best describe himself is "athletic" . . . the best summer job he ever had was as a lifeguard . . . member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . parents are Bill and Nola Chamberlain . . . majoring in management.