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Chimdi Chekwa
CB #35
Height:
6-0
Weight:
194
Age:
27
College:
Ohio State
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
16
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 51 44 7 0.0 0 4 0 0 -- 0 0 1 1
2014 OAK 10 2 16 15 1 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 OAK 15 1 23 19 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2012 OAK 3 0 4 4 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2011 OAK 4 1 8 6 2 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @NYJ L 14-19 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 HOU L 14-30 4 3 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @NE L 9-16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 MIA L 14-38 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 SD L 28-31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 ARI L 13-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @CLE L 13-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 @SEA L 24-30 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 DEN L 17-41 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @SD L 6-13 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 KC W 24-20 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @STL L 0-52 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 SF W 24-13 -- 0 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @KC L 13-31 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 BUF W 26-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 @DEN L 14-47 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Selected by Oakland Raiders in the fourth round (113th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft, April 30, 2011…Waived by Raiders, Sept. 1, 2012…Signed by Raiders to practice squad, Sept. 3, 2012…Signed by Raiders to active roster, Dec. 10, 2012…Re-signed by Raiders as an exclusive-rights free agent, March 5, 2014…Signed by New England Patriots as an unrestricted free agent, March 12, 2015…Released by Patriots, May 18, 2015…Signed by Raiders as a free agent, May 20, 2015.

Selected by Oakland Raiders in the fourth round (113th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft, April 30, 2011…Waived by Raiders, Sept. 1, 2012…Signed by Raiders to practice squad, Sept. 3, 2012…Signed by Raiders to active roster, Dec. 10, 2012…Re-signed by Raiders as an exclusive-rights free agent, March 5, 2014…Signed by New England Patriots as an unrestricted free agent, March 12, 2015…Released by Patriots, May 18, 2015…Signed by Raiders as a free agent, May 20, 2015.

AT A GLANCE

  • Name is pronounced CHIM-dee CHECK-wah.
  • Appeared in 10 games with two starts for Oakland last season, notching five tackles (four solo) and two passes defensed.
  • Played in a career-high 15 games in 2013, making 21 tackles (15).
  • A three-year starter at Ohio State, helped Buckeyes to four straight BCS bowls, including the national championship his freshman year.
  • The youngest of six children, was raised by Nigerian-born parents.

CAREER: A promising defensive back and key contributor on special teams, has appeared in 32 games with four starts over four seasons with Oakland…Career totals include 35 tackles (26 solo) and six passes defensed…Spent part of the 2015 offseason with New England after appearing in 10 games for the Raiders in 2014…Re-joined the Silver and Black as a free agent on May 20...Appeared in a career-high 15 games in 2013…Spent most of his 2012 campaign on the Raiders’ practice squad before a late-season promotion…Had his 2011 rookie season cut short due to hamstring injury, after playing in four games with one start.

2014: Special teams standout saw significant action on defense early in the season before nagging knee and hamstring injuries limited his playing time…Played in 10 games with two starts, recording five tackles (two solo)…Also notched two passes defensed…Paced the team with nine special teams tackles…(9/14) vs. Hou.: Made season debut, starting at left cornerback in a nickel package…(9/28) vs. Mia.: Started at cornerback and recorded two solo tackles…(10/26) at Cle.: Saw brief action on special teams before leaving the game due to a hamstring injury…(11/16) at SD: Returned from a hamstring injury to notch two special teams tackles in punt coverage…Downed a fourth-quarter punt at San Diego’s 1-yard line…(11/20) vs. KC: Posted one special teams tackle in punt coverage…Also downed a third-quarter punt on the Kansas City 10-yard line…(11/30) at StL.: Put together an outstanding effort on special teams, notching a career-high three special teams tackles…Downed a second-quarter punt on the St. Louis 6-yard line…(12/7) vs. SF: Playing in place of an injured CB Tarell Brown, knocked away a late-second-quarter pass intended for WR Stevie Johnson…Also downed a second-quarter punt at the San Francisco 5-yard line…(12/14) at KC: Excelled on special teams, tying a career high with three tackles…Also downed a punt.

2013: Reserve defensive back also contributed on special teams...Played in 15 games with one start, totaling a career-high 21 tackles (15 solo)...Posted six special teams tackles (five) with one fumble recovery...(10/6) vs. SD: Recovered a muffed punt in the second quarter, pouncing on the ball at San Diego’s 22-yard line...(11/3) vs. Phi.: Notched a career-high two special teams tackles...(11/10) at NYG: Excelled on special teams, stopping a second-quarter punt from bouncing into the end zone that was eventually downed at the 3-yard line...(11/17) at Hou.: Saw limited action at cornerback...Combined for a special teams tackle with TE Mychal Rivera on kickoff coverage...(11/24) vs. Ten.: Saw time at corneback in place of an injured CB Mike Jenkins...Posted first two solo tackles of the season...(11/28) at Dal.: Recorded a special teams tackle on punt coverage...(12/8) at NYJ: Contributed on a special teams tackle with LB Marshall McFadden on kickoff coverage...(12/15) vs. KC: Hauled in a 22-yard  pass from FB Marcel Reece when left uncovered on the left side in punt formation...Reception gave Raiders a first down and set up offense at Kansas City’s 33-yard line in the second quarter...Marked first career catch...(12/22) at SD: Saw most action of the season at cornerback, playing outside in nickel situations and playing briefly for an injured CB Tracy Porter...Totaled seven tackles (five)...Also notched a special teams tackle and a pass defensed...(12/29) vs. Den.: Made second career start...Set a career high with 12 tackles (eight).

2012: Played in three games, the season’s final three contests…Collected one tackle and one pass defensed…Promoted from the practice squad on Dec. 10…Waived by the Raiders at the end of camp and signed to the practice squad two days later…(12/16) vs. KC: Promoted from the practice squad on Dec. 10 and recorded a tackle on a first-quarter kickoff…(12/23) at Car.: Forced a fumble on a punt return, stripping WR Joe Adams on a punt return just before teammate TE Richard Gordon recovered the fumble, setting up a FG.

2011: Played in four games with one start…Recorded eight tackles (six solo) and two passes defensed…Placed on the reserve/injured list on Nov. 17 with a hamstring injury…(9/12) at Den.: Made NFL debut on Monday Night Football…(9/18) at Buf.: Credited with first career tackle…(9/25) vs. NYJ: Saw significant action at cornerback in a reserve role, posting four tackles and two passes defensed, one in which he blanketed WR Plaxico Burress on a fourth-and-2 play, setting up an Oakland TD drive in the 34-24 win…(10/2) vs. NE: Made first career start, at cornerback.

COLLEGE: Played four years at Ohio State, helping Buckeyes to four straight BCS bowls, including a loss to LSU in the national championship to conclude his freshman year…Saw action in 52 career games with 38 starts…Finished college career with 145 tackles (115 solo), 35 passes defensed, six INTs, one sack and two forced fumbles…As a senior, earned first-team All-American honors (Football Writers, Phil Steele) and second-team accolades from Walter Camp and Rivals.com…Also tabbed for third-team recognition from The NFL Draft Report and honorable-mention honors from Sports Illustrated…A semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, presented to the nation’s top defensive back, and the Chuck Bednarik Award, presented to the nation’s best defensive player…Added first-team All-Big Ten honors from the league’s coaches and media…Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors…Recipient of the Arnie Chonko Award, given by the Ohio State coaches to the team’s most outstanding defensive back…Started all 13 games as a senior…Led the Buckeyes with three INTs, on a unit that led the Big Ten and ranked fourth in the nation in both total defense (262.2 yards per game) and pass defense (165.0), and finished fifth in the nation in scoring defense (14.3 points per game)…Started all 13 games as a junior, on a defense that ranked fifth in the nation in both total defense (262.3) and scoring defense (12.5)…Played in 13 games with 11 starts as a sophomore…Helped team rank sixth in the nation in scoring defense (13.9)…As a freshman, when Ohio State lost in the BCS national title contest, picked off a pass and led the team with nine passes defensed, contributing to a unit that led the nation in total defense (233.0), scoring defense (12.7) and pass defense (150.1)…Lettered twice on the Ohio State track team…Part of Ohio State’s 4x100 relay team that captured Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field championship in 2009…Majored in accounting.

PERSONAL: Attended East Ridge High School in Clermont, Fla. …A two-time all-district choice, added first-team all-Central Florida and second-team all-state honors as a senior…As a senior, intercepted seven passes and recovered four fumbles…Also lettered four times as a sprinter for the East Ridge track team, receiving all-state accolades, and in basketball…The youngest of six children, was raised by Nigerian-born parents in a family of athletes…Father, Charles, played soccer on Nigeria’s national team…Sister, Blessing, played basketball at Mississippi State, and another sister, Nonye, played volleyball at Warner State…Brother, Uche, ran track at Louisiana-Monroe…Another brother, Ike, played football at Texas State and in the Arena Football League…Another brother, Chima, is an actor and musician, after injuries ended his athletic endeavors…One of the team’s most active community participants, teamed with the Greater Bay Area Chapter of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in March 2013 to develop Camp One, a multi-sport clinic for boys and girls, ages 7-14…Worked with the children of Brookfield Elementary of Oakland for their Reading Partners program in October 2011, and in May 2013, appeared at an NFL-sponsored player development event for Oakland high-schoolers…In December 2013, teamed up with First Place for Youth in Oakland to gather and provide toys for the children and give back to the children during the holidays…Name is pronounced CHIM-dee CHECK-wah.

Recent Videos

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    Posted Dec 15, 2013

    The Oakland Raiders pull off some trickery, converting a fake punt in the second quarter.

  • Behind the Shield at Laney College

    Posted May 9, 2013

    Raiders S Usama Young, DE Andre Carter, CB Chimdi Chekwa and C Stefen Wisniewski helped out at an NFL High School Player Development Camp at Laney College.