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49 days to Gator football! #49 Jeff Chandler

Discussion in 'Gator Football' started by Escambia94, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. Escambia94

    Escambia94 Aerospace Cubicle Engineer (ACE) Moderator

    #49 Jeffrey Robin Chandler of Jacksonville, Florida scored 368 points over his career as a kicker for Steve Spurrier's Gators from 1997-2001 -– 118 more than the 2nd place guy. Jeff started as a walk-on in 1997, and was awarded a scholarship for the 1998 season. Jeff is the Gators' all-time career leader in field goals completed and PATs made. He is #2 behind Bobby Raymond with a field goal percentage of 83.8%. He is #2 in SEC history with 368 points, #4 in field goals made, and #2 in field goal percentage. His career long in college was 54 yards--a kick he made against rival Georgia in a 34-23 victory. He was a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award in 1999 and 2000. He was 2nd-team All-American in 1999, 1st-team All-SEC in 1999 and 2001, and team MVP in 1999. He graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications in December 2001.

    Jeff was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the 4th round of the 2002 NFL Draft, and he played with the 49ers, Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars, St. Louis Rams, Washington Redskins, and Cleveland Browns before retiring from football in 2006. He finished his NFL career with a 70.4% field goal percentage and a career long of 49 yards.

    Today he works for Fanatics, an official partner of the NFL, NCAA, MLB, NBA, NHL, and NASCAR.
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