Defensive Lineman
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 225
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Panama City, Fla.
High School: Bozeman HS
Experience: High School


As a Senior (2017): Appeared in 12 games, making 11 starts on the defensive line ... Totaled 34 tackles and a season-best 6.0 tackles for loss ... Earned the team’s A.V. Williams Award for outstanding sportsmanship ... One of two players in Big Ten to record a pair of blocked kicks in 2017 ... Had four tackles, including a TFL, at #22 Michigan State (11/18) ... Posted five tackles at Rutgers (11/4) ... Has 2.0 TFL, including 1.5 sacks, and blocked a PAT vs. Indiana (10/28) ... Had three tackles, inlcuding 1.0 TFL, vs. Northwestern (10/14) ... Posted a blocked FG, a fumble recovery and 1.0 TFL at #10 OSU (10/7) ... Had three tackles, including 1.0 TFL, vs. UCF (9/23) ... Totaled five tackles at #23 Texas (9/2).

As a Junior (2016): Appeared in all 13 games, including eight consecutive starts to close the season ... Broke out for 32 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, three pass breakups and two blocked PATs ... Notched three tackles, including a sack, and blocked a PAT vs. Boston College (12/26) ... Had four tackles vs. Rutgers (11/26) and blocked a PAT attempt ... Totaled five tackles at #19 Nebraska (11/19), including a career-high 2.0 tackles for loss ... Totaled two tackles and a pair of pass breakups vs. #6 Ohio State (11/12) ... Had three tackles, including a sack, at #2 Michigan (11/5) ... Posted a career-high nine tackles, including 1.5 TFLs at Indiana (10/29) ... Totaled two tackles and recovered a fumble vs. Michigan State (10/22) ... Made first career start against Minnesota (10/15), posting four tackles ... Had two tackles in season-opener vs. Howard (9/3).

As a Sophomore (2015): Appeared in eight games ... totaled 2.5 tackles for loss, including one sack on the season ... had a TFL for eight yards against USF (9/19) ... posted a career-high five tackles, including 1.5 TFLs, at #1 Ohio State (10/10) ... had one tackle at #14 Michigan State (11/14).

As a Redshirt Freshman (2014): Appeared in one game, making his first career appearance against eventual national champion Ohio State (10/4).

As a Freshman (2013): Served a redshirt season ... named scout team defensive player of the week twice for his efforts in preparation for FIU (8/31) and West Virginia (9/21).

At Bozeman High School: Rated a three-star recruit by … earned first team all-state honors as a senior leading Bozeman to a school-record eight wins totaling over 122 tackles (88 solo), 15 tackles for loss, one sack, five passes defensed, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, one blocked punt and one touchdown … The News Herald Bay County Defensive Player of the Year in 2012 … served as team captain … as a junior, named first team all-district, first team all-county and second team all-state … coached by William Tillman.

Personal: Born in Panama City, Fla. … hobbies include playing sports and reading … names Jim Brown as his sports hero … full name is Chandler Dylan Burkett.

Career Highs
Tackles - 9 (at Indiana, 10/29/16)
Solo Tackles - 5 (at Indiana, 10/29/16)
Tackles for Loss - 2.0 (at #19 Nebraska, 11/19/16)
Sacks - 1.5 (Indiana, 10/28/17)
Blocked Field Goals - 1 (at #10 Ohio State, 10/7/17)
Blocked PATs - 1 (3x, last Indiana, 10/28/17)

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