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Mackendy Cheridor
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Mackendy Cheridor 1335551
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 275
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Decatur, Ga.
High School: Columbia


• Athletic Director's Honor Roll, Spring 2015, Spring 2016

• Sun Belt Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week, Oct. 10, 2016

AT GEORGIA STATE: Three-year starter on defense including two years at defensive end, where he moved in 2015 after playing outside linebacker his first two seasons ... Has moved into second place in GSU history with 7.5 career sacks (Record: 9) and third with 21 TFL (Record: 22) ... Tied for GSU career lead with four forced fumbles ... Has eight career pass breakups and 113 tackles ... Switched to jersey No. 5 in 2014 after wearing No. 43 in 2013.

2016: Second on the team with 2.5 sacks and six tackles for loss but missed four games due to injury. Made 32 tackles with three pass breakups and two forced fumbles ... Named Sun Belt Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week after outstanding game vs. Texas State with seven tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss including 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble. After a turnover gave Texas State the ball at the GSU 31, he had a sack and forced fumble on third down to regain possession for the Panthers ... Career-high nine tackles and pass breakup vs. Ball State ... Caused a fumble vs. UTM that GSU returned for a touchdown. Also had a TFL and a pass breakup in the 31-6 win ... Six tackles with a TFL at Appalachian State. ... Missed Air Force and Wisconsin games and then the Arkansas State and ULM contests with ankle injuries.

2015: Fourth on the team with 6.5 tackles for loss, including three sacks ... Collected 34 tackles and two pass breakups ... Had five tackles with two tackles for loss and a caused fumble in win at Ball State. Sacked the quarterback and caused him to fumble on third down at the GSU 29 ... In 24-10 win over South Alabama, he tipped a pass at the line, enabling Tarris Batiste to grab a crucial fourth-quarter interception at the GSU 37-yard line ... Had six tackles and a sack vs. San Jose State in the AutoNation Cure Bowl.

2014: Started the first four games of the season and made 13 tackles ... Opened the season with six tackles vs. Abilene Christian ... Had four tackles with a sack vs. Air Force ... Broke up a pass against New Mexico State ... Suffered a season-ending knee injury in Game 4 at Washington and is eligible for a medical redshirt.

2013: Played in all 12 games, starting seven, as a true freshman ... Second on the team with 7.5 tackles for loss, along with 34 tackles ... Made his first start vs. Troy and had a career-high seven tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and a forced fumble ... Had two tackles for loss against ULL ... Added four tackles with 1.5 TFL at ULM and six tackles at Arkansas State ... Also had tackles for loss against West Virginia and Jacksonville State ... One of 15 true freshmen to see action and one of 14 to start at least one game.

HIGH SCHOOL: Versatile defender who could play defensive end or outside linebacker ... All-DeKalb County selection at Columbia High School ... Chosen for the East-West All-Star Game.

PERSONAL: Mackendy Cheridor ... Born Sept. 20, 1994 ... Son of Julienne Lacouronne and the late Antione Cheridor ... Majoring in economics.

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