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Chandon

Sullivan

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Cornerback
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Winder, Ga.
High School: Winder-Barrow

Bio

CAREER STATISTICS

ATHLETIC HONORS

• 2017 All-Sun Belt Conference (third team)
• 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)

ACADEMIC HONORS

• 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America® first team
• Three-time CoSIDA Academic All-District, 2015, 2016, 2017
• 2017 Finalist for National Football Foundation’s William V. Campbell Trophy®
• Sun Belt Commissioner's List, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17
• Dean's List, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016; Fall 2016, Spring 2017; Fall 2017
• Athletic Director's Honor Roll, Fall 2014

AT GEORGIA STATE: One of Georgia State's most decorated players as a first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American® and a three-time all-conference selection on the field ... The first football Academic All-American® in Georgia State history and one of just five first-team honorees in any sport ... Four-year starter in the secondary ... Invited to the Reese’s Senior Bowl, the first Panther to be invited ... Also earned an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine ... GSU’s career leader with seven career interceptions and 25 passes defended (interceptions plus pass breakups) ... Ranks fifth in school history in career tackles (182) ... Played in a school-record 49 games, including 44 starts ... Three-time CoSIDA Academic All-District selection ... One of 13 national finalists for the National Football Foundation’s William V. Campbell Trophy® as the top football scholar-athlete in the nation in all divisions.

2017: Third-team All-Sun Belt selection, earning all-conference honors for the third straight year ... First-team CoSIDA Academic All-American® with a 3.84 GPA ... One of 13 national finalists for the National Football Foundation’s William V. Campbell Trophy® as the top football scholar-athlete in the nation in all divisions ... Finished the season with 46 tackles, one interception, five pass breakups, one tackle for loss, and one fumble recovery ... Team captain.

Key performer on a Georgia State defense that set the school record for fewest points per game allowed (24.75) ... Scooped up a fumble and returned it 28 yards for a touchdown on the first play of Georgia State’s 21-17 win at Georgia Southern. That made him the first Panther to score two defensive touchdowns in his career, following his pick six vs. Arkansas State in 2015 ... Grabbed an interception vs. Appalachian State, his school-record seventh career pick.

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 Jannice Sullivan ... Earned his degree in journalism in December 2017. 

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