Chico Cleveland - 87
Chico Cleveland

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Selma, Ala.

High School:
Selma High School

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 240

Position:
H-Back

Birthdate:
10/29/1982

Experience:
3L


Was moved to tight end from wide receiver during 2003 season but is listed as H-Back heading into 2005 campaign ... redshirted in 2004, Cleveland is back as a fifth-year senior ... has seen action in 33 games for the Blazers during career.

2004: Redshirted and did not see any action for the Blazers.

2003: Saw action at both wide receiver and tight end during season ... finished the season ranked No. 3 on the team in receptions with 16 (for 192 yards) ... started home contests vs. Southern Mississippi, Cincinnati, Army and Tulane ... caught season-high four passes against South Carolina ... was on receiving end of 24-yard TD pass in Blazers' loss at South Carolina ... his 16 receptions were a career-high ... had two receptions for a season-best 44 yards vs. Tulane ... had 36-yard reception -- longest of season -- in game vs. Tulane.

2002: Started six games and played in 11 during the season ... ranked fourth on the team in receptions with 12 (130 yards, 2 TDs) ... caught a season-high three passes for 20 yards in opener at Florida ... also had a pair of receptions for 27 yards against both Troy State and Tulane ... season-long reception of 24 yards versus Memphis and Tulane ... had touchdown reception of 10 yards vs. Houston ... scored TD vs. Memphis when he recovered fumble of teammate Jhun Cook in the endzone.

2001: Moved to wide receiver after originally signing as a tight end/defensive end ... played in all 11 games for the Blazers as a true freshman ... had a career-high 44 receiving yards in UAB's 55-3 victory over Army Sept. 22 at Legion Field ... had a career-high four receptions and also had 39 receiving yards against Central Florida (Oct. 6).

HIGH SCHOOL: Multi-sport star for Selma High ... had 101 receptions for over 1,600 yards and 19 TDs during his career (16 yards per catch) ... received the Fred Davis, Jr., Scholarship Award from the Selma Quarterback Club, as well as his team's Most Outstanding Receiver Award ... also an outstanding post player for the Selma basketball team ... led team to region championships in 2000 (lost to Auburn in first of state playoffs).

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 29, 1982 ... son of Rachel Nelson ... a communication studies major.

 
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