5 Chimdi Chekwa

Chimdi Chekwa Ohio State
usa United States
Clermont, FL
High School
East Ridge
Past Teams
Ohio State
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Major: Accounting (2009), Biology (2008), Undecided (2006-07)

Weight: 188 (2008-09), 180 (2006-07)

2009 Media Guide: One of the most versatile and experienced components of the Buckeyes’ secondary … possesses excellent man-to-man coverage skills … good speed and athletic ability … anchored the Buckeyes’ Big Ten Champion 4×100 relay in outdoor track.

2008: Regular starter at corner … 30 tackles for the season … picked off USC quarterback Mark Sanchez in the endzone to end the first half … pair of tackles at Wisconsin … four solo stops and a pair of PBU in Purdue win … two solo tackles vs. Penn State, Northwestern and Michigan … led Buckeyes with 11 solo tackles in Fiesta Bowl.

2008 Media Guide: One of the most versatile components of the Buckeyes’ veteran secondary … possesses excellent man-to-man coverage skills … good speed and athletic ability.

2007: Saw considerable playing time as a nickel-back … was also part of three special teams units … freshman all-Big Ten (Sporting News) … 30 tackles, 9 PBU for season … nine-yard interception against Northwestern … five solo stops at Minnesota … 10 unassisted tackles in win at Purdue … defensive player of week: Purdue … Big Ten player of week: Purdue … first-year letterman.

2006: Redshirted.

2006 Media Guide: Possesses excellent man-to-man coverage skills … good speed and athletic ability … also a track standout in high school.

High School: Picked off seven passes and broke up six more as a senior … totaled 44 tackles and recovered four fumbles … first-team All-Central Florida and second-team All-Florida … qualified for the state track championships in the 100-meter dash (10.79) … collected 41 tackles, four interceptions, 11 pass break-ups, one sack and scored two touchdowns as a junior … four-year letterwinner and all-state in track.

Personal: Son of Charles and Eunice Chekwa … sister plays basketball at Mississippi State and brother ran track at Louisiana-Monroe … favorite TV show is Flavor of Love … favorite subject is Biology … favorite former Buckeye is Chris Gamble … favorite American from history is Jackie Robinson.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2007Ohio State13NA302732.07000019900
2008Ohio State13NA3028200000010400