Football

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Chimdi Chekwa

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Clermont, FL

High School:
East Ridge

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180

Position:
Defensive Back

Birthdate:
09/07/1988

Major:
Undecided

Chimdi Chekwa

Buckeye Bits: Heads into the spring listed as one of two backups to starting cornerback Malcolm Jenkins ... possesses excellent man-to-man coverage skills ... good speed and athletic ability ... also a track standout in high school.

2006 (Redshirt): Redshirted as a true freshman ... was a member of the scout team and spent the year adjusting to the college level.

High School: Picked off seven passes and broke up six more as a senior ... totaled 44 tackles and recovered four fumbles ... first-team All-Central Florida and second-team All-Florida ... qualified for the state track championships in the 100-meter dash (10.79) ... collected 41 tackles, four interceptions, 11 pass break-ups, one sack and scored two touchdowns as a junior ... four-year letterwinner and all-state in track.

Personal: Son of Charles and Eunice Chekwa ... sister plays basketball at Mississippi State and brother ran track at Louisiana-Monroe.

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