NFL CAREER – Chamberlain, originally a seventh round (228th overall) pick by the St. Louis Rams in 2008, will return to the field in 2013 after missing the 2012 campaign with a torn ACL suffered in the preseason. The versatile linebacker and special teams ace has appeared in 59 regular season games with 19 starts, posting 112 tackles (70 solo), two sacks, one interception, three passes defensed and one forced fumble along with 73 special teams stops. The Bethany, Okla. native enjoyed a standout campaign in 2011 for the Rams as he started 13 of 16 contests he appeared in his first full season as a starter and finished fourth on St. Louis with a career-high 84 tackles (51 solo), two sacks, one interception, one pass defense, one forced fumble and seven special teams stops.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Placed on Reserve/Injured, 8/20/12; Signed to a three-year contract, 3/26/12; Agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Saints (UFA-STL), 3/23/12; Re-signed with the Rams to a one-year contract (RFA), 7/29/11; Signed to a three-year contract by the Rams, 7/20/08; Selected by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round (228th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.
2012 – Spent season on Reserve/Injured after tearing ACL in preseason vs. Jacksonville, Aug. 17. 2011 – Played in all 16 games with 13 starts and finished fourth on the Rams with a career-high 84 tackles (51 solo), two sacks, an interception, a pass defensed and a forced fumble. Also added seven special teams stops…Had two tackles (one solo) and a special teams stop at N.Y. Giants, Sept. 19…Recorded first career sack that caused Joe Flacco to fumble, marking first career forced fumble vs. Baltimore, Sept. 25…Tied for team lead with seven tackles (five solo) at Green Bay, Oct. 16…Notched six tackles (three solo) and a special teams stop vs. New Orleans, Oct. 30…Posted four tackles (three solo) at Arizona, Nov. 6…Recorded eight tackles (five solo) and added a special teams stop at Cleveland, Nov. 13…Collected first career interception when he picked off Tavaris Jackson on second play from scrimmage, in addition to six tackles (four solo) and a pass defense vs. Seattle, Nov. 20…Contributed eight tackles (five solo) vs. Arizona, Nov. 27…Finished with seven tackles (three solo) at San Francisco, Dec. 4…Tied his career-high with eight tackles (five solo) at Pittsburgh, Dec. 24…Notched his second career sack when he dropped Alex Smith in second quarter, in addition to seven tackles (four solo) and two special teams stops in the season finale vs. San Francisco, 1/1/12. 2010 – Appeared in final 11 games with six starts after being declared inactive for first five contests…Finished the season with 23 tackles (16 solo), two passes defensed and a team-high 19 special teams stops…Had two solo tackles and two special teams stops at San Francisco, Nov. 14…Made five defensive tackles (two solo) and two special teams stops vs. Atlanta, Nov. 21…Posted season-high seven tackles (four solo) and two special teams stops at New Orleans, Dec. 12…Recorded two defensive tackles (one solo), a career-high two passes defensed and two special teams stops vs. Kansas City, Dec. 19…Registered five solo tackles in finale at Seattle, 1/2/11. 2009 – Played in all 16 games. Collected three tackles (one solo) and led the team with 28 special teams tackles, the most for any Ram since 1998…Posted four special teams stops vs. New Orleans, Nov. 15…Recorded one solo tackle and a career-high five special teams stops in finale vs. San Francisco, 1/3/10. 2008 – Appeared in all 16 contests as a rookie…Recorded two solo tackles and 19 special teams stops…Had most special teams stops by a Rams rookie since 2005…Collected two special teams stops vs. Seattle, Dec. 14…Registered three special teams tackles vs. San Francisco, Dec. 21.
COLLEGE – Started 40 of the 50 games he appeared in at Tulsa as a three-year starter…Finished college career with 352 tackles (209 solo), 32.5 for a loss, 12.5 sacks, six forced fumbles and five interceptions…Tackle total of 352 ranked fifth in school history upon his departure…Set school single-season record with 165 tackles (101 solo) in 2007, when he was selected as a first-team All-Conference USA as a senior, recording double-digit stops in 10 contests…Also played fullback as a senior, rushing nine times for 22 yards with one touchdown and catching three passes for 74 yards…Third-team All-Conference USA selection as a junior…Majored in management.
PERSONAL – Attended Bethany (Okla.) HS…Four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at quarterback and free safety…Led team to Class 2A State Championship as a senior, earning District 2A-1 Player of the Year accolades…Totaled 399 tackles and 20 interceptions in his career, while rushing for 2,777 yards with 37 touchdowns and completing 148-of-324 passes for 2,433 yards with 29 touchdowns…Active in the charity “Super Baskets of Hope” both in St. Louis and now in New Orleans.
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