Sunday, May 24, 2015

Football: Camden's Chandler, Stevens sign NLIs

Football: Camden's Chandler, Stevens sign NLIs

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By Phil Anastasia

For Camden's Sean Chandler and Andrew Stevens, National Signing Day was the culmination of countless hours in the weight room, on the practice field, in lonely runs around Cooper River Park.

"It shows me that all my hard work paid off," said Stevens, who signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of Maine on a football scholarship.

Chandler signed with Temple.

The two Camden athletes signed the paperwork Wednesday morning at a ceremony in a small room off the main office at Camden High. The event was attended by Camden coaches and school officials along with new Camden superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard.

"We're here to celebrate these two young men's accomplishments," Rouhanifard said.

Stevens and Chandler also had family in attendance as well as many of their Camden teammates.

"Its means everything," Chandler said of signing with Temple. "It means my mom won't have to take out loans or grants to pay for to go to college."

Chandler said his goals at Temple were to improve his academic performance, to excel on the football field and to possibly paved his way to the NFL.

"I have a 3.8 (grade point average) now and I'd like to get a 4.0," Chandler said.

Chandler, the Inquirer's South Jersey Defensive Player of the Year after making eight interceptions and returning three for touchowns for the 10-1 Panthers, was recruited as a defensive back.

Stevens, a second-team All-South Jersey selection, was recruited by Maine as a defensive lineman.

Stevens also is a standout wrestler with an undefeated record at heavyweight so far this season.

-- Contact Phil Anastasia at panastasia@phillynews.com

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Born and raised in South Jersey, Phil Anastasia prefers standing on the sidelines at high school football games on Friday nights to sitting in the press box at Eagles games on Sunday afternoons. He’s a graduate of Rowan University with a degree in English. Reach Phil at panastasia@phillynews.com.

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