Chad Muma
No. 48 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1999-08-18) August 18, 1999 (age 22)
Denver, Colorado
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school:Legend
(Parker, Colorado)
College:Wyoming (2018–2021)
NFL Draft:2022 / Round: 3 / Pick: 70
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Chad Muma (born August 18, 1999) is an American football linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Wyoming and was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars 70th overall in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Early life and high school

Muma grew up in Lone Tree, Colorado. He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes while in the seventh grade.[1] Muma attended Legend High School, where he initially played defensive back.[2] He was named second team Class 5A All-State as senior after finishing the season with 77 tackles and 8 tackles for loss despite missing half of Legend's games due to a torn patella.[3] Muma committed to play college football at Wyoming, where his father had played, over offers from Colorado State, Hawaii and Nevada.[4][5]

College career

Muma played in all 12 of Wyoming's games as a freshman, mostly on special teams.[6] He began to see significant playing time on defense during his sophomore season and finished the year with 51 total tackles.[7] As a junior, Muma led the Cowboys with 72 tackles, eight tackles for loss, and three sacks and was named first team All-Mountain West Conference.[8] Muma was invited to play in the 2022 Senior Bowl and was named a finalist for the Butkus Award.[9][10]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 2+34 in
(1.90 m)
239 lb
(108 kg)
31+58 in
(0.80 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
4.63 s 1.61 s 2.71 s 4.21 s 6.90 s 40.0 in
(1.02 m)
10 ft 9 in
(3.28 m)
27 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[11][12]

Muma was selected in the third round with the 70th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars.[13]

Personal life

Muma's father, Ty Muma, and his maternal grandfather, Rick Desmarais, also played college football at Wyoming.[14]

References

  1. ^ Criswell, Joshua (August 15, 2021). "UW's Muma an inspiration for kids with diabetes". Wyoming Tribune Eagle. Retrieved November 19, 2021.
  2. ^ Briggeman, Brent (October 8, 2021). "Wyoming linebacker Chad Muma left the state of Colorado as a recruit, but don't blame Air Force". Colorado Springs Gazette. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  3. ^ Hodgkinson, Oliver (November 17, 2021). "Chad Muma, Wyoming LB: NFL Draft Scouting Report". ProFootballNetwork.com. Retrieved November 22, 2021.
  4. ^ "Wyoming Cowboys' quartet of Colorado commits on early signing day highlights program's rising profile locally". The Denver Post. December 20, 2017. Retrieved November 19, 2021.
  5. ^ "Wyoming commit Chad Muma follows in father's footsteps". Casper Star-Tribune. December 10, 2017. Retrieved November 19, 2021.
  6. ^ "Sophomore Chad Muma on track to be UW's next great linebacker". Wyoming Tribune Eagle. October 12, 2019. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  7. ^ Thorburn, Ryan (November 2, 2021). "Wyoming's Chad Muma picks up where Logan Wilson left off at linebacker for the Cowboys". Casper Star-Tribune. Retrieved November 19, 2021.
  8. ^ "Is Chad Muma Wyoming's next NFL linebacker? He hasn't given it much thought". Casper Star-Tribune. April 11, 2021. Retrieved November 19, 2021.
  9. ^ "Wyoming Cowboys linebacker Chad Muma accepts invitation to Senior Bowl". Colorado Springs Gazette. November 17, 2021. Retrieved November 19, 2021.
  10. ^ "Chad Muma named Butkus Award finalist". Wyoming Tribune Eagle. November 22, 2021. Retrieved November 22, 2021.
  11. ^ "Chad Muma Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  12. ^ "2022 Draft Scout Chad Muma, Wyoming NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". draftscout.com. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  13. ^ "Legend and Wyoming product Chad Muma drafted in third round by Jaguars". The Denver Post. April 30, 2022. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
  14. ^ "Third-generation Cowboy Chad Muma wraps up remarkable Wyoming career". The Elkhart Truth. November 23, 2021. Retrieved November 25, 2021.