The skinny on Jeff Chandler

The former walk-on closed out his career as Florida's all-time leading scorer (368 points) and field goal kicker (67 made)…His 368 points rank third in Southeastern Conference annals while his 67 field goals rank fourth and his field goal percentage (83.8%) ranks second…

JEFF CHANDLER

Placekicker

University of Florida Gators

6:02.2-218

Jacksonville, Florida

 

Shows the leg strength to consistently get his kickoffs five yards deep…Has a very quick kicking release (1.28 seconds)…Very accurate on his placements…Has the leg strength to kick in poor weather conditions…Cool under pressure…Right-footed upright kicker who will put in the time needed in practice to improve…Gets good hang time (4.2 seconds) and distance (averaged 66 yards) on his kickoffs…Ranks as one of the nation's premier place kickers…A semifinalist for the Groza National Place-Kicker of the Year Award in 1999 and 2000, he holds the school's post-season record with a 51-yard field goal in the 2001 Sugar Bowl.

 

2001 SEASON

Associated Press and Football News All-Southeastern Conference first-team choice, earning second-team honors from the league's coaches…Connected on 19 of 22 field goals and 46 of 48 conversions for a team-high 103 points…His 19 field goal rank fourth on the school's season-record list while his 103 points are topped only by Judd Davis (107 in 1994) on the Gators' kick scoring record chart.

Louisiana-Monroe…Kicked a 29-yard field goal and 7 PATs.

Kentucky…Made 5 conversions and a 39-yard field goal.

Mississippi State…Kicked a 46-yarder and 7 PATs.

Louisiana State…Made a 42-yard field goal and 5 extra points.

Auburn…Booted 45 & 32-yard field goals.

Georgia…Had a 32-yard field goal and 3 PATs.

Vanderbilt…Connected on 5 conversions and a 37-yarder.

South Carolina…Kicked 42, 36, 46 & 44-yard field goals, adding 6 PATs.

Florida State…Had field goals of 36, 38 & 18 yards.

Tennessee…Made 20, 35 & 52-yarders.

Maryland (Orange Bowl)…Kicked 8 PATs.

 

2000 SEASON

Semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award for the second consecutive year…Second-team All-SEC pick by the Associated Press and Coaches and honorable mention All-American by m Football News…Voted UF's most outstanding special teams player for the season…Made 16 for 19 (84.2%) field goals and 49 of 53 conversions…Led the tram in scoring with 97 points which was second in the SEC (first for kickers).

Middle Tennessee…Had 7 PATs and field goals of 47 & 24 yards.

Tennessee…Kicked a 31-yard field goal and an extra point in the waning minutes to give the Gators a 27-23 victory.

Kentucky…Made 8 conversions and a 34-yarder.

Mississippi State…Kicked a 49-yard field goal and 2 PATs.

Louisiana State…Connected on field goals of 28 & 44 yards.

Auburn…Booted 5 PATs and a 31-yarder.

Vanderbilt…Made 18, 34 & 30-yard field goals.

South Carolina…Kicked 49 & 29-yarders to go with 5 conversions.

Miami (Sugar Bowl)…Made field goals of 51 & 26 yards…His 51-yarder set a school bowl record.

 

1999 SEASON

Handled all kickoffs and place kicking chores... Played in all 12 games for 143 plays... Also played in Citrus Bowl... Received a scholarship prior to the season…Semifinalist for the Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicker of the Year Award...Named to The Sporting News All-American second-team...Football News honorable mention All-American...Received first-team All-SEC honors...Received the Ray Graves Award as UF's Most Valuable Player and was also named UF's Outstanding Special Teams Player...Successful on 38 of 41 on PATs and 21 of 24 field goals with a long of 50 vs. Florida State...29 of 76 kickoffs were touchbacks with an opponents average starting position at the 23-yard line after...His 21 field goals was second-best on the UF all-time seasonal list...Field goal percentage of 87.5 (21 of 24) tied for best in nation (min. 15 attempts)...First in the SEC in field goal percentage (min. 12 attempts)...First in the SEC and tied for fourth in the nation with 1.75 field goals made per game...Second in the SEC and 19th in the nation in scoring with 8.42 points per game, finishing with a total of 101 points.

Western Michigan…Was 7-for-7 on PATs and made 22 & 40-yard field goals.

Tennessee…Kicked 23, 33 & 41-yarders.

Kentucky…Booted 5 conversions and a 49-yard field goal.

Auburn…Made two PATs and field goals of 21, 35, 22 & 19 yards.

Georgia…Kicked a 40-yarder.

South Carolina…Made 29 & 46-yard field goals.

Florida State…Connected on 50, 22 & 45-yard field goals while making 3 PATs.

Michigan State (Citrus Bowl)…Made 4 conversions.

 

1998 SEASON

Played in all 11 regular season games for 108 plays...Also played in Orange Bowl...Named UF's Most Outstanding Special Teams Player...Connected on 33 of 37 PATs and 11 of 15 field goals for 66 points…Had 63 kickoffs with 13 touchbacks and an average starting drive of the 25.8-yard line for the opponent...Also credited with three special teams tackles...21-yard field goal vs. Kentucky was first of collegiate career...Made all three of his field goal tries (24, 24, and 28 yards) and also recorded three touchbacks vs. Alabama...Career-long 46-yard field goal vs. Auburn.

 

1997 SEASON

Made his only extra point attempt of the season against Central Michigan.

 

AGILITY TESTS

5.0 in the 40-yard dash…1.28-second kick quickness…4.2-second average hang time on kickoffs…66-yard average on kickoffs…31-inch arm length…9 ½-inch hands.

 

HIGH SCHOOL

1997 graduate of Mandarin (Jacksonville, Fla.) High…Played wide receiver and was also an All-District kicker and punter...Three-time All-Gateway Conference goalkeeper in soccer and also lettered in tennis...Named to the All-Academic Team for Jacksonville and was a finalist for Jacksonville National Football Foundation Scholar Award...Member of the Key Club and Arrive Alive.

 

PERSONAL

Telecommunications major…Son of Pamela and Donald Chandler…Born Jeffrey Robin Chandler on 6/18/79 in Jacksonville, Florida.

 

PLACEKICKING STATISTICS

STATS

FGA

FGM

PCT

EPA

EPM

PCT

POINTS

LONG

 0-29

 30-39

 40-49

 50+

1997

   0

   0

00.0

    1

    1

100.0

       1

     -

 

 

 

 

1998

 15

 11

73.3

  37

  33

  89.2

     66

   46

  7/  7

   3/3

   4/1

  1/0

1999

 24

 21

87.5

  41

  38

  92.7

   101

   50

10/10

   4/4

   9/6

  1/1

2000

 19

 16

84.2

  53

  49

  92.5

     97

   54

   5/ 5

   7/6

   5/4

  2/1

2001

 22

 19

86.4

  48

  46

  95.8

   103

   52

   4/ 4

 10/8

   7/6

  1/1

TOTAL

 80

 67

83.8

180

167

  92.8

   368

   54

26/26

 24/21

 25/17

  5/3

 


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