Jeremy Chinn
Chinn with the Carolina Panthers in 2020
No. 21 – Carolina Panthers
Position:Free safety
Personal information
Born: (1998-02-26) February 26, 1998 (age 23)
Fishers, Indiana
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Fishers (Fishers, Indiana)
College:Southern Illinois
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 2 / Pick: 64
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Tackles:224
Sacks:2.0
Pass deflections:10
Interceptions:2
Forced fumbles:3
Fumble recoveries:3
Defensive touchdowns:2
Player stats at NFL.com

Jeremy Chinn (born February 26, 1998) is an American football free safety for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Southern Illinois.

Early years

Chinn attended Fishers High School in Fishers, Indiana. He played defensive back and running back for the Tigers football team.[1]

College career

Chinn played at Southern Illinois from 2016 to 2019.[2][3] He played both safety and cornerback.[4] In 2016, Chinn was named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer Team,[5] and the FCS Freshman All-American first team.[6] In 2017, he was named to the All-MVFC second team.[7] In 2018 and 2019, he was named to the All-MVFC first team.[8][9] Chinn was also named a consensus FCS All-American in 2019.[10] During his career, he started 27 of 38 games, recording 243 tackles, 13 interceptions, and one sack.[11][12]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press Wonderlic
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
221 lb
(100 kg)
32+18 in
(0.82 m)
9+58 in
(0.24 m)
4.45 s 41.0 in
(1.04 m)
11 ft 6 in
(3.51 m)
20 reps 30
All values from NFL Combine[13]

Chinn was selected in the second round with the 64th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers.[14]

In Week 6 against the Chicago Bears, Chinn recorded his first career interception off a pass thrown by Nick Foles during the 23–16 loss.[15] He was named Defensive Rookie of the Month after posting 30 tackles, four passes defensed, and an interception in the month of October.[16] In Week 12 against the Minnesota Vikings, Chinn recovered a fumble lost by quarterback Kirk Cousins and returned it for a 17-yard touchdown. On the next play of the game, Chinn forced a fumble on running back Dalvin Cook, recovered the football, and returned it for a 28-yard touchdown. Chinn finished the game with a team high 13 tackles as the Panthers would go on to lose 27–28.[17] Chinn was named the Defensive Rookie of the Month for his performance in November.[18]

NFL career statistics

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Comb Solo Ast Sck Sfty PD Int Yds Avg Lng TD FF FR Yds TD
2020 CAR 15 15 116 67 49 1 0 5 1 0 0.0 0 0 2 2 45 2
Career 15 15 116 67 49 1 0 5 1 0 0.0 0 0 2 2 45 2

Personal life

Chinn is the nephew of former Denver Broncos Hall of Famer Steve Atwater.[19]

References

  1. ^ "Jeremy Chinn's High School Timeline". MaxPreps.com. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  2. ^ Glaspie, Akeem (September 16, 2019). "Former Fishers standout Jeremy Chinn's journey from unknown to NFL prospect". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  3. ^ Hefferman, Todd (October 8, 2017). "Fearless Chinn leading Salukis' defensive turnaround". The Southern. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  4. ^ Erickson, Joel A. (January 29, 2020). "Fishers native Jeremy Chinn shows off versatility to play CB or S at NFL level". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  5. ^ "Four Salukis named to MVFC All-Newcomer Team". Southern Illinois University Athletics.
  6. ^ "Chinn, Davis named Freshmen All-Americans". Southern Illinois University Athletics.
  7. ^ "Eight Salukis earn All-MVFC honors". Southern Illinois University Athletics.
  8. ^ "Four Salukis named to the MVFC All-Conference teams". Southern Illinois University Athletics.
  9. ^ "Salukis land eight All-Conference selections". Southern Illinois University Athletics.
  10. ^ "Jeremy Chinn becomes the 7th Consensus All-American in school history". Southern Illinois University Athletics.
  11. ^ Weber, Tom (March 3, 2020). "Jeremy Chinn posts impressive marks at NFL Scouting Combine". The Daily Republican. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  12. ^ La Canfora, Jason (February 21, 2020). "Get to know Jeremy Chinn: The late-rising safety who could crack the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft". CBSSports.com. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  13. ^ "Jeremy Chinn Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved April 8, 2020.
  14. ^ White, RJ (April 24, 2020). "2020 NFL Draft: Panthers pick Jeremy Chinn, draft grade, scouting report and more to know". CBS Sports. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  15. ^ "Chicago Bears at Carolina Panthers – October 18th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 20, 2020.
  16. ^ Gordon, Grant (October 29, 2020). "Buccaneers QB Tom Brady, Titans RB Derrick Henry among Players of the Month for October". NFL.com. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  17. ^ Newton, David (November 29, 2020). "Panthers defender scores on back-to-back plays". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 29, 2020.
  18. ^ Gordon, Grant (December 4, 2020). "Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes, Vikings RB Dalvin Cook lead Players of the Month". www.nfl.com. Retrieved December 6, 2020.
  19. ^ Newton, David (May 16, 2020). "Analytics predict bright future for Panthers safety Jeremy Chinn". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 4, 2020.