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Chandon Sullivan
Player Profile:
Chandon Sullivan 1865260
Position: Cornerback
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Winder, Ga.
High School: Winder-Barrow


• 2016 All-Sun Belt Conference (honorable mention)
• 2015 All-Sun Belt Conference (honorable mention)
• Sun Belt Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week (Nov. 16, 2015)

• 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District
• 2015 CoSIDA Academic All-District
• Sun Belt Commissioner's List, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17
• Dean's List, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016; Fall 2016, Spring 2017
• Athletic Director's Honor Roll, Fall 2014

AT GEORGIA STATE: Two-time All-Sun Belt Conference cornerback who has earned accolades on the field and in the classroom the last two seasons ... Three-year starter in the secondary who is GSU's career leader with six interceptions ... Also holds the school record with 19 passes defended (interceptions plus breakups) ... Career totals also include 136 tackles, six tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and one blocked kick.

2016: All-Sun Belt (honorable mention) selection and CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree for the second straight year ... leader of a GSU secondary that finished seventh in the FBS in pass efficiency defense and eighth in passing yards allowed (173.9) ... Georgia State was THE ONLY FBS TEAM that did not allow any offensive play, rushing or passing, of 50 yards or longer; longest pass play allowed by the Panthers was 37 yards.

Had 43 tackles, three interceptions, four pass breakups, one tackle for loss, a forced fumble and a blocked field goal in 2016 ... Grabbed an interception in the fourth quarter at No. 9 Wisconsin, setting up the touchdown that gave GSU a 17-13 lead with 11 minutes to play ... Had an interception in the end zone and a blocked field goal in the second half of the win over Texas State. The blocked FG prevented a score after GSU had turned the ball over in its own territory ... Broke the GSU career record with a second-quarter interception at Troy ... Helped Georgia State defense lead the Sun Belt with an average of 4.9 yards per play.

2015: All-Sun Belt (honorable mention) selection who was also named to 2015 Capital One Academic All-District football team ... Collected two interceptions, 50 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and eight pass breakups on the season.

Named Sun Belt Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week (Nov. 16) after he grabbed his second interception and broke up two other passes with six tackles in a strong defensive effort in win at Texas State ... Returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown vs. Arkansas State and the first pick-six in Georgia State history. Also had a third-down sack in the game ... Had a sack, another tackle for loss and two pass breakups in win at New Mexico State ... Four tackles and a pass breakup in win at Ball State ... Four tackles, 0.5 TFL and two pass breakups in the Panthers' outstanding defensive effort in 24-10 win over South Alabama ... Four tackles with a tackle for loss and two pass breakups in win over Troy, in which GSU allowed just 81 yards rushing.

2014: Made an immediate impact as a true freshman, played in every game and starting the final eight ... Collected 43 tackles, an interception, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup ... Entered the starting lineup at cornerback in Game 5 at UL Lafayette, replacing Marcus Caffey, who moved to running back ... Shifted to safety for the final four games and averaged 6.5 tackles over those four contests ... Grabbed his first interception at Clemson and made a career-high eight tackles, with 0.5 tackles for loss ... Added six tackles each against Appalachian State, Troy and Texas State ... Had five tackles and a fumble recovery vs. New Mexico State ... Also used on kickoff returns and had four returns for a 17.5-yard average ... One of nine true freshmen to see action in 2014.

HIGH SCHOOL: Second-team All-Region 8-AAAAA at both cornerback and running back as a senior at Winder-Barrow High School ... All-area by the Athens Banner-Herald ... Northeast Georgia FCA Scholar-Athlete ... Collected over 1,100 all-purpose yards and scored 10 touchdowns as a senior ... Coached by David Wagner ... Also played basketball.

PERSONAL: Full name is Chandon Lamar Sullivan ... Born Aug. 7, 1996 ... Parents are Dexter and Janice Sullivan ... Majoring in journalism.

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