Defensive Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Forestville, Md.
High School: Bishop McNamara HS


A three-year starter at cornerback who has good speed and sharp ball skills ... saw action as a true freshman in 2008 and took over a starting role in 2009 due to the season-ending injury to Nolan Carroll ... played in 44 career games, including 32 starts which were tops on the team among active players at the end of 2011 ... started 32 straight games from 2009 until late in 2011 ... ranks 21st on Maryland's career interception return yards list ... also ranked first on the team in career pass breakups (16), tied for first in career interceptions (7; also Kenny Tate) and third in career tackles (191) at the end of 2011 ... attended the 2012 AstroTurf NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Carson, Calif., but did not play due to an injury.

As a Senior (2011): Started the first nine games at cornerback and played in 10 ... one of only three players in school history with two interception returns for touchdowns (vs. Miami and Clemson) in a single season (also Curome Cox, 2002, and Bob Haley, 1966) ... totaled 100 interception return yards which ranks 14th on the school's single-season list ... ranked 6th in the ACC and 58th nationally in interceptions (0.30 pg) and 18th in the conference in passes defended (0.70 pg) ... a preseason All-ACC selection, fourth-team choice by Phil Steele ... made six tackles, one tackle for loss and had a big hand in two defensive scoring plays against Miami (9/5), first forcing a fumble that Joe Vellano scooped up and ran in 30 yards for a TD, then intercepting a pass late in the fourth quarter and returning it 54 yards for a TD to seal the game ... named ACC Defensive Back of the Week for his performance against the Hurricanes ... recorded seven tackles against West Virginia (9/17), including a half tackle for loss, a pass break up and a fumble recovery ... made six stops, four of them solo, against Temple (9/24) ... had five solo stops and six total tackles against Towson (10/1) ... recorded three tackles against Georgia Tech (10/8) ... had a season-high nine tackles, including a half tackle for loss, two pass breakups and an interception that he returned 46 yards for a touchdown against Clemson (10/15) ... made three solo tackles against Florida State (10/22) ... recorded three solo tackles, an interception, fumble recovery and a pass breakup against Boston College (10/29) ... had three tackles against Virginia (11/5) ... came off the bench against Notre Dame (11/12) and had one tackle ... had a streak of 32 straight starts snapped vs. the Irish ... didn't see action against Wake Forest (11/19) and NC State (11/26).

As a Junior (2010): Started all 13 games at cornerback ... tied for second on the team with eight pass breakups ... ranked sixth on the team in tackles (70) ... had three tackles and a PBU against Navy (9/6) ... made two stops and had one PBU vs. Morgan St. (9/11) ... made a then season-high seven tackles against West Virginia (9/18), including four solo stops, and combined on a TFL ... had a career-high four pass breakups and added five tackles, including four solo stops, against FIU (9/25) ... his four PBUs were tied for the single-game high in the FBS on the year (also Antwine Perez and others) ... made four stops against Duke (10/2) and had one TFL ... set a then season high with eight tackles against Clemson (10/16), recorded the first sack of his career and had a career-high 1.5 tackles for loss ... third on the team with six tackles against Boston College (10/23) and also had a pass breakup ... posted six stops for the second straight game against Miami (11/6) ... made five tackles against Virginia (11/13) ... third on the team with seven tackles against Florida State (11/20), including five solos and one tackle for loss ... also forced a fumble and recovered it ... made a season-high nine tackles, including five solos, against NC State (11/27) ... had six tackles and a pass breakup against East Carolina (12/29).

As a Sophomore (2009): Played in all 12 games with 10 starts, all at cornerback ... ranked fourth on the team in tackles (66) ... ranked 10th in the ACC among DBs in tackles (5.5 pg) ... had a team-leading four interceptions ... ranked tied for seventh in the conference and tied for 49th in the country in picks (0.33 pg) ... named the team's most improved defensive player at the end-of-year banquet ... recorded three tackles against California (9/5) ... had a key PBU on third down late in the fourth quarter in the win against James Madison (9/12) ... earned his first-career start vs. MTSU (9/19), subbing for an injured Nolan Carroll ... made a career and game-high 12 tackles, including a career-best nine solo stops, against the Blue Raiders ... intercepted two passes against MTSU, the first picks of his career ... had six tackles against Clemson (10/3) ... had 10 tackles, including seven solo stops, and one interception vs. Duke (10/24) ... combined on the first TFL of his career against NC State (11/7), and also had one PBU ... ranked third on the team with nine tackles against Virginia Tech (11/14), including one TFL ... second on the team with seven tackles against Florida State (11/21), made one interception and had a PBU.

As a Freshman (2008): Played in nine games as a reserve cornerback ... also played on special teams ... had seven special-team tackles (all on kickoff return), which was tied for second on the team ... had solo stops in five games and a season-high three stops (all solo) in the Roady's Humanitarian Bowl vs. Nevada (12/30) ... one of four true freshmen to play on the season (along with Matt Furstenburg, Davin Meggett and Kenny Tate).

At Bishop McNamara High School: One of the top cornerbacks in the nation as a senior ... rated No. 20 nationally among cornerbacks by and No. 28 by Scouts, Inc. ... the 47th-ranked cornerback in the country by ... the seventh-best prospect in the state of Maryland, according to ... rated the 11th-best prospect in the Mid-Atlantic region by SuperPrep ... a first-team all-state honoree as a senior and an honorable mention all-state selection as a junior ... a first-team all-county and all-conference selection in 2006 and 2007 ... the WCAC defensive back of the year as a junior in 2006 ... recorded seven interceptions and 98 tackles that season, with 803 yards and seven touchdowns as a receiver ... totaled 81 tackles, five picks and a fumble recovery for a touchdown in 2007 ... as a senior, he caught 41 passes for 750 yards and four scores, and also carried the ball 10 times for 157 yards and a touchdown ... scored twice on kickoff returns and once as a punt returner ... also ran several events in track and field as a senior ... also considered Pittsburgh, Illinois, Boston College, NC State and North Carolina, among others ... coached by Bryce Bevill.

Personal: Born in Washington, D.C. ... parents are Barbara and Carl Chism ... has an older sister, Carlethia, and an older brother, Carl, who played safety for Texas Southern ... volunteered as an assistant at his old preschool ... majoring in criminology and criminal science.

Chism's Career Statistics
2008 9-04480.0-00.0-00000-0
2009 12-104323661.5-50.0-00044-29

Career Highs

Tackles - 12 (vs. MTSU, 9/19/09)
Solo Tackles - 9 (vs. MTSU, 9/19/09)
TFL - 1.5 (vs. Clemson, 10/16/10)
Interceptions - 2 (vs. MTSU, 9/19/09)
Long Interception Return - 54-yard TD (vs. Miami, 9/5/11)
PBU - 4 (vs. FIU, 9/25/10)
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