2009: Saw action in nine games ... six starts including the last four games of the season ... tied for eighth on the team with 36 tackles ... four or more tackles in six games ... two tackles, including one for a loss, in the season opener at Hofstra (9/19) ... four stops at Massachusetts (9/26) ... pair of tackles and a fumble recovery vs. Presbyterian (10/3) ... five tackles vs. Coastal Carolina (10/24) ... season-high seven tackles at Charleston Southern (11/14) ... also broke up a pass against the Buccaneers ... matched that with seven more stops vs. Liberty (11/21).
2008: Season limited to three games due to injury ... recorded four tackles ... season-high of two came at Maine (9/13).
2007: Played in two games before suffering a season-ending injury ... received a medical redshirt ... started the first game of the season vs. Georgetown (9/1), making four tackles ... totaled five stops for the season.
2006: Started all 11 games as a true freshman at linebacker ... sixth on the team with 50 tackles ... broke up a pair of passes and forced two fumbles ... four tackles, including one for a loss, in first collegiate game vs. Hofstra (8/31) ... six stops at Georgetown (9/9) ... broke up both passes at Monmouth (9/30) ... seven tackles vs. Albany (10/7) ... career best nine stops at St. Francis (Pa.) (10/14) ... seven tackles at Central Connecticut St. (11/11).
High School: A 2006 graduate of Xavier High School ... three letters in football for the Falcons as an linebacker/tight end ... all-state, all-conference and all-area ... 115 tackles and four sacks as a senior ... 95 stops as a junior ... also played basketball ... all-state and all-conference in that sport.
Personal: Born Chevar Antony Rankins on May 4, 1988 in Middletown, Connecticut ... son of Michael and Cheryl Rankins ... one brother and two sisters ... majoring in psychology.