2017 NFL Draft

Cameron Chism, CB

School: Maryland  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Forestville, MD
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 190 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
Latest News
09/21/2011 - CB Cameron Chism extended his team-high starting streak to 25 games. Chism had a mixed bag in week 3, recovering a fumble, but drawing a couple of penalty flags and was obviously a target for the WVU offense. - The Sports Xchange

09/14/2011 - Cameron Chism's fourth quarter interception touchdown was the first career score for the senior, who caught a little grief from Coach Edsall for not going down and letting the offense seal the win earlier instead of scoring. "I didn't really think about getting down, but after I scored I knew I should have gone down," he said. "I never thought I'd get yelled at for scoring a touchdown, but he was right. I was real excited, but I saw Coach Edsall running over waving his arms." Chism had a key holding penalty in the fourth quarter, but he also had the hit that caused the fumble that DT Joe Vellano returned for a score. Edsall was right, though, because when the Terps botched the extra point with 39 seconds left, their final eight-point margin was within striking distance had Miami come up with a touchdown and two-point conversion on the 'Canes' final possession. - The Sports Xchange

09/14/2011 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: Lost in the excitement of the big win on opening night was the way Miami dominated the game offensively in the second half. The Hurricanes opened the second half with a nine-play drive and had a 15-play, eight-minute drive in the fourth quarter. Maryland is much faster on defense this year but the Terrapins aren't particularly big in the front seven and big, powerful offenses will continue to try to wear them down. The saving grace for the Terps defense, like last year, was an ability to come up with turnovers. Maryland got two fumbles and two interceptions and found the end zone twice on a 30-yard fumble return by DT Joe Vellano, and a 54-yard interception return by CB Cameron Chism. QUOTE TO NOTE: "We can't give up explosive plays and we can't make mistakes and penalties. They got up on us 14-0 last year and it was like we weren't really prepared like we should have been. We can't get off to a slow start like that." Senior CB Cameron Chism on the WVU game. - The Sports Xchange

09/06/2011 - ACC WEEK 1 DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK - Cameron Chism, Maryland, CB, Sr., 5-10, 190, Washington, D.C. Cameron Chism made a number of big plays for Maryland, none bigger than intercepting Miami QB Stephen Morris on fourth-and-three and returning it 54 yards for a TD with under a minute to play. The score increased Maryland's lead from a single point to 32-24. Chism also had a hand in another defensive score when he forced a fumble that Joe Vellano scooped up and ran in 30 yards for a TD just before halftime. The senior finished the game with six tackles, including one tackle for loss. - ACC football

09/05/2011 - Nick Ferrara kicked a 32-yard field goal with 1:39 left, Danny O'Brien threw for 348 yards and a touchdown, and Maryland beat short-handed Miami 32-24 Monday night in coach Randy Edsall's first game with the Terrapins. Miami was playing its initial game under Al Golden without eight suspended players, including quarterback Jacory Harris, linebacker Sean Spence and defensive linemen Marcus Forston and Adewale Ojomo. Stephen Morris capably filled in for Harris, going 19 for 28 for 195 yards and running for a touchdown. But on a fourth-and-4 in the final minute, the sophomore threw an interception that Cameron Chism took 54 yards for the clinching score with 39 seconds remaining. It was the second touchdown by the Maryland defense, both involving Chism. He also forced a fumble that provided the Terps with a 20-14 halftime lead. - AP Sports

08/09/2011 - AREAS OF CONCERN: There's no experience at fullback with the summer graduations of Taylor Watson and Haroon Brown, who both could have returned. Crowton may not need fullbacks often in his pass-happy offense but the Terps are also thin at tight end by past standards. The receivers have potential but are largely unproven save Ronnie Tyler. Three of four starters up front on defense are new and tackling machine Alex Wujciak has graduated. Coaches are keeping their fingers crossed about a secondary that has potential but was often vulnerable last season. Corners Cameron Chism, Dexter McDougle and Trenton Hughes all saw a lot of action but the safeties are green. The kicking game is also full of question marks that Edsall hopes to resolve quickly in summer camp. - The Sports Xchange

05/06/2011 - BUILDING BLOCKS: Defensively, Kenny Tate is the anchor. The All-ACC safety does nothing but make plays, and it was a relief to everyone in the program when he did not follow teammate Torrey Smith's early entry to the NFL. Also critical will be cornerback Cameron Chism and defensive tackle Joe Vellano, both of whom will be counted on to build from their successes in 2010. - The Sports Xchange

11/22/2010 - Cameron Chism's forced fumble of Florida State running back Chris Thompson was no small thing. It marked the first time anyone had caused a Florida State running back to lose a fumble in more than a year, since Nov. 7, 2009. - The Sports Xchange

10/01/2010 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: Duke had problems against Army, particularly against the Black Knights' zone defense. Look for Don Brown to do what he can to disguise his team's coverage schemes in an effort to force Sean Renfree into turnovers. The Terps will also have to watch the Blue Devils around the goal line, when reserve quarterback Brandon Connette comes in and often takes it himself - he has gotten the team on the scoreboard twice with first-quarter touchdowns. PLAYERS TO WATCH: CB Cameron Chism had an up-and-down day against Florida International, giving up a 43-yard touchdown pass to Greg Ellingson when he went for an inetrception and didn't get it in the second quarter. That bought him a seat on the bench to start the second half, though he came back and was credited with two passes defensed in the fourth quarter. Chism knows now that he needs to become more consistent if he wants to stay on the field.


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