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O'Neill Chambers Athlete Profile

#15 O'Neill Chambers

Position: Defensive Back Height: 6-2 Weight: 211 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2008-2011 Hometown: Harmony, FL Last School: Harmony High School


  • Born in Kissimmee, Florida
  • Parents are Lloyd and Linette Chambers
  • Recruited by Florida, South Carolina, Mississippi State, Georgia, Clemson, Purdue and Texas Tech

Before BYU

  • Credited with 39 receptions for 965 yards
  • Totaled ten touchdowns as a senior, including four touchdown receptions, three touchdowns on special teams and three touchdowns coming on the defensive side of the ball
  • Named First Team All-Central Florida as a wide receiver
  • Played for former Cougar standout Tyler Anderson at Harmony HS

   Kickoff returns in a season: 35 (2008)
   Longest kick return: 97 at UNLV (2009)
   Receptions: 5 vs. Florida State (2009)
   Receiving Yards: 70 vs. Colorado State (2009)
   Touchdowns: 1, two times
   Long Reception: 37 vs. Colorado State (2009)
   Long Kick Return: 97 vs. UNLV (2009)
   Long Punt Return: 43 vs. Utah (2009)

   Kickoff returns in a season: 35 (2008)
   Longest kick return: 97 at UNLV (2009) 

2008 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Saw action in all 13 games for the Cougars, including his first career start in the game against Utah State
  • BYU's primary kick returner, returning 35 kicks for 809 yards, averaging 23.1 yards per return
  • His 35 kick returns in 2008 set a BYU and MWC record for most kickoff returns in a season
  • Returned 10 punts for 59 yards
  • Caught three receptions on the season for 42 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown reception against UNLV, marking his first career touchdown
  • Recovered an on-side kick late in the fourth quarter against Arizona in the Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl

2009 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Saw action in all 13 games, including nine starts
  • Second on the team with 32 receptions for 376 yards
  • Caught a 10-yard touchdown pass against Air Force
  • Averaged 11.8 yards per catch and 28.9 yards per game
  • Returned 19 kicks for 486 yards, including a career-long 97 yards against UNLV
  • UNLV return set a new MWC record
  • Averaged 25.6 yards per kick return, ranked second in the MWC and 34th nationally
  • Also served a primary punt returner, recording 22 return for 132 yards
  • Career-long 43 yard return came in win over Utah

2010 | Junior Year

  • Played in five games, starting in four
  • Had five catches for 48 yards receiving
  • Also returned five punts for 45 total yards and 15 kickoffs for 316 yards