Iowa vs. Minnesota - November 18, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)
Hawk-Item - - Drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the 4th round of the 2007 NFL Draft . . .Moved from wide receiver to tight end during 2004 fall practice . . . moved past 1,000 career receiving yards with 52 yards on five receptions in win over Iowa State and latched on to career reception No. 100 in loss at Michigan . . . ranks 17th in career receiving yards with 117 catches for 1,467 yards . . . ranks second in catches and yards among Iowa's all-time tight ends.
2006 Honors--Second team all-Big Ten by league coaches and honorable mention by conference media . . . selected to compete in Senior Bowl, where he had two receptions for 17 yards.
2006 Pre-Season Honors - - Named pre-season second team all-Big Ten by Lindy's . . . pre-season third team all-Big Ten by Athlon Sports . . . named 14th best tight end in the nation by The Sporting New . . . 2006 - - listed as first team tight end following spring practice . . . started at tight end in opening win over Montana as offense gained 416 yards total offense . . . had four receptions for 44 yards, including a six-yard reception for Iowa's first touchdown in the third quarter . . . started at tight end in double overtime win at Syracuse . . . six receptions for 65 yards vs. Syracuse, including a one-yard scoring catch in the second quarter for his second TD of the season . . . two TD receptions in a season matches his career best . . . started at tight end in win over Iowa State . . . five receptions for 52 yards vs. Iowa State, including 27-yard catch to set up a second period touchdown . . . started at tight end in win at Illinois, recording one catch for six yards . . . started at tight end in loss to top-ranked Ohio State . . . led receivers vs. Ohio State with six receptions for 87 yards . . . started at tight end in win over Purdue as offense reached season high marks in points (47) and rushing yards (286) . . . two receptions for nine yards vs. Purdue, including four-yard scoring reception in the third period . . . started at tight end in loss at Indiana as offense gained 467 yards total offense . . . for receptions for 47 yards vs. Indiana, including a 19-yard scoring reception in the first period . . . three of four catches vs. Indiana resulted in a first down . . . started at tight end in loss at Michigan . . . had four receptions for 66 yards vs. Michigan, with a long of 26 yards to set up Iowa's second field goal in the third period . . . started at tight end in win over Northern Illinois as offense gained 405 yards total offense . . . five catches for 63 yards vs. Northern Illinois, including 10-yard scoring reception late in fourth period to seal 24-14 win . . . started at tight end in loss to Northwestern . . . three receptions for 27 yards vs. Northwestern . . . started at tight end in loss to Wisconsin . . . had one reception for 64 yards vs. Wisconsin to set up Iowa's first touchdown . . . started at tight end in loss at Minnesota as offense gained season-best 546 yards total offense . . . three receptions for 25 yards vs. Minnesota, including a three-yard scoring reception for Iowa's final touchdown . . . started at tight end in Alamo Bowl vs. Texas, collecting two receptions for 36 yards.
2005 Honors - - Coaches Appreciation Award, offense . . . 2005 - - Saw action in opening win over Ball State, with one reception for seven yards . . . saw action at Iowa State . . . career-high seven receptions vs. ISU for 72 yards, with a long of 18 yards . . . earned first career start in win over Northern Iowa . . . gained 23 yards on two receptions vs. UNI . . . started at tight end at Ohio State, recording two receptions for five yards . . . started at tight end in win over Illinois as offense gained 301 yards rushing and 476 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 18 yards vs. Illinois, including a seven-yard scoring reception . . . started at tight end in win at Purdue as offense gained season-best 535 total yards . . . three receptions for 37 yards vs. Purdue . . . started at tight end in win over Indiana as offense gained 425 yards total offense . . . four catches for 87 yards vs. Hoosiers, with a 37-yard reception leading to a fourth period touchdown . . . started at tight end vs. Michigan, recording a career-high eight receptions for 90 yards, including a long of 25 yards . . . started at tight end at Northwestern . . . four receptions for 56 yards vs. Wildcats, including a game-best of 28 yards . . . started at tight end in win at Wisconsin, recording four receptions for 27 yards . . . started at tight end in win over Minnesota as offense gained 613 yards total offense . . . three receptions for 41 yards vs. Gophers, including six-yard scoring reception in the first period . . . started at tight end in Outback Bowl vs. Florida . . . seven receptions for 89 yards vs. Gators, with a long of 22 yards . . . recovered onside kick late in the game before play was nullified by penalty.
2004 - - Not listed on depth chart following spring practice . . . saw action in all 12 games . . . seasons totals included 24 catches for 324 yards and two scores . . . saw action in opening win over Kent State . . . had first career reception for eight yards . . . saw action in win over Iowa State, with three receptions for 31 yards . . . saw action vs. Arizona State, with one reception for minus one yard . . . saw action at Michigan, with two receptions for three yards . . . saw action in win over Michigan State, recording two receptions for 10 yards . . . saw action in win over Ohio State . . . two receptions for 14 yards vs. OSU, including eight-yard scoring reception for first career touchdown . . . saw action in win at Penn State, with one reception for a career-best 20 yards . . . saw action in win at Illinois, but for the first time in eight games did not have a reception . . . saw action in win over Purdue, collecting career-highs in receptions and yards . . . four catches for 122 yards vs. Purdue, with all four getting a first down and two long receptions setting up scores . . . saw action in win at Minnesota . . . three receptions for 39 yards, with a best of 20 yards . . . saw action in win over Wisconsin to clinch a share of Big Ten title . . . three receptions for 37 yards vs. the Badgers, including a 12-yard scoring reception in the third period . . . saw action in Capital One Bowl win over LSU . . . had two receptions for 41 yards, with a best of 21 yards that set up fourth quarter touchdown to give Iowa a 24-12 advantage.
2003 - - First college action came at Michigan State, but had no receptions . . . saw action in win over Michigan, but had no receptions . . . saw action in win over Penn State, but had not receptions . . . saw action in win over Illinois, but had no receptions . . . saw action at Purdue, but had no receptions . . . saw action on 37-17 Outback Bowl win over Florida, but had no receptions.
High school honors - - Earned first team all-district honors and was honorable mention all-state as a senior . . . Career - - two-year career totals include 105 receptions for 1,790 yards and 25 touchdowns . . . totaled 68 receptions for 1,203 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior, helping prep team post a perfect 16-0 record while earning Class 5A, Division II state title . . . prep team posted a 10-5 mark his junior season when he recorded 37 catches for 587 yards and seven touchdowns . . . earned two varsity letters in football and was a three-year letterman in basketball . . . prep team his final season was first in Texas history to move from 4A to 5A and win state championship.
Personal - - Born 7/23/85 . . . given name is William . . . business major . . . earned academic all-district recognition and was member of National Honor Society . . . parents are Linda and Bryan Chandler . . . brother of former Iowa QB Nathan Chandler . . . high school coach was Todd Dodge.
Chandler's Collegiate Stats