25  Chance Nesbitt
Chance Nesbitt

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Columbia, SC

High School:
Columbia HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 197

Position:
DB

Experience:
2L


Will spend the fall working as a backup for Jason Brown at free safety ... Was credited with one tackle in the Blue-Gray game ...

2000: Played in four games for the Tigers in the fall of 2000 ... Worked as a special teams member in each of the four games ... Logged 11 special teams snaps in the season opener against Mississippi State ... Also played in the win over Army at West Point and in the Southern Mississippi game ... Battled injuries to his legs throughout the season ...Will return to the wide receiver position in the fall of 2000 ... Opened the 1999 season at receiver but was moved to defensive back when several injuries struck the defensive secondary ... Was injured in the fall suffering a knee surgery ... Missed all of spring drills while rehabbing his knee ... Is expected to be at full speed when the Tigers open camp ...

1999: Opened the 1999 season as the starter at wide receiver but was moved to defensive back when the secondary was hit with injuries ... Had one pass reception for 10 yards in the Ole Miss game ... Also logged two tackles as a special teams member against the Rebels ... Moved to the secondary and continued play with the special teams ... Had single tackles in the Mississippi State and Missouri games ... Was credited with two tackles in the Arkansas State and Louisville games ... Was named the Special Teams Player of the Game for the Arkansas State contest ... Unfortunately suffered an ACL tear in the Tulane game and missed the remainder of the season ... Began his rehab before the conclusion of the 1999 season ... Entered fall camp as the Tigers' starter at wide receiver ... Was the team's leading receiver in spring scrimmages ... Was credited with seven pass receptions for 123 yards in the spring scrimmages ... Averaged 17.5 yards per catch ...

1998: A redshirted freshman who played in three games during the 1998 season ... Worked as a member of the Tiger kick cover teams ... Participated in the Ole Miss game but did not have a tackle ... Was credited with the first tackle of his career in the Southern Mississippi contest ... Finished the USM game with one solo tackle and one assisted stop ... Also played in the season finale against East Carolina ... Spent the fall of 1997 as a defensive back but was moved to wide receiver ... Spent the spring working in the Tiger passing game ... Had one pass reception for seven yards in spring scrimmages ...

1997: Was redshirted ... Spent most of the fall of 1997 working with the defensive scout team but was moved to wide receiver in November ... Worked behind Damien Dodson and Jeff Bazemore at flanker ...

Prep: Was a three-year starter and letterwinner for Columbia High School ... Played quarterback and defensive back at Columbia ... Rushed the ball 60 times for 478 yards in 1996 ... Tallied seven touchdowns and had two, two-point conversions ... Completed 52-of-102 pass attempts for 1,085 yards and eight touchdowns ... Team averaged 389 yards per game on offense ... On his career rushed 129 times for 777 yards and scored ten rushing touchdowns ... Completed 103-of-234 passes for 1,702 yards and 12 touchdowns ... Was an all-region selection as a quarterback and was named 1st team All-State as a defensive back ... For his career rushed 129 times for 777 yards and scored 120 rushing touchdowns ... Completed 103-of-234 pass attempts for 1,702 yards and 12 touchdowns ... Set school records for most average total offense (398.9 per game), average points per game (32.0) and overall won-loss record of 25-7 ... Has run a 4.5 40-yard dash ... Was a four-year starter in basketball and a three-year letterman in track ... Was a Key Club member, a member of the student council and an instructor for the tutoring program ... Played for coach Charles MacAluso ...

Born: 8/6/79 ... Is the son of Chance and Jannie Nesbitt.

Nesbitt's Statistics

Receiving G/S No Yds Avg Tds LG
1998 3/0 0 0 0.0 0 0
1999 6/0 1 10 10.0 0 10
Totals 9/0 1 10 10.0 0 10
Tackles G/S UT AT TOT LOSS SACK
2000 4/0 2 - 2 0-0 0-0

Nesbitt's Career Highs

Most Pass Receptions/Game: 1 vs Ole Miss ('99)
Most Yards Receiving/Game: 10 vs Ole Miss ('99)
Long Reception: 10 vs Ole Miss ('99)
Most Tackles/Game: 1 vs Miss State & Army ('00)
Most Solo Tackles/Game: 1 vs Miss State & Army ('00)

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