August 29, 2013
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UNT history — and how the Mean Green fared without him at the end of last season — shows his value. Chancellor ranks sixth in UNT history with 3,539 all-purpose yards and can move into third place with another 297 yards. At that point only Lance Dunbar and Patrick Cobbs would rank ahead of him. Dunbar is UNT’s all-time leading rusher and plays for the Cowboys, while Cobbs played five seasons in the NFL, mostly with the Miami Dolphins. Chancellor is UNT’s all-time leader in kickoff return yards with 2,368. He can also crack the 1,000-yard mark in receiving yards this year — he currently has 919 — despite playing in a run-first offense and catching just one pass his freshman year. Chancellor came to UNT as a running back and had to learn to play receiver. “I feel like I’ve played well, but I haven’t reached my full potential yet,” Chancellor said. “There is always some way I can be better and separate myself from the rest. I’m never satisfied.” That is especially true after the way last
NORTH TEXAS CHANCELLOR Career stats The following is a look at North Texas senior wide receiver Brelan Chancellor: Receiving Year Rec Yds Avg TDs 2010 1 12 12.0 0 2011 37 457 12.4 3 2012 25 450 18.0 5 Totals 63 919 14.6 8 Rushing Year Att Yds Avg TDs 2010 2 0 0 0 2011 4 46 11.5 0 2012 16 155 9.7 2 Totals 22 201 9.1 2 Kick returns Year Att Yds Avg TDs 2010 33 923 28.0 2 2011 50 1,094 21.9 0 2012 18 351 19.5 0 Totals 101 2,368 23.4 2
season ended. Chancellor broke his collarbone on the opening play of a loss to Middle Tennessee in the eighth game of the season. “It hurt,” Chancellor said. “It was a big deal to me. I hate sitting out.” Losing Chancellor was just as big a deal
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North Texas wide receiver Brelan Chancellor breaks away from Western Kentucky defensive back Kiante Young during the 2011 season. to UNT, which was never the same offensively without him. UNT failed to reach the 20-point mark twice in the last four weeks of the season without Chancellor — the first time in a 37-19 loss to Arkansas State and again two weeks later a 42-16 loss to LouisianaMonroe. “It was like losing an extremity,” Canales said. “I depended on him so much. I still
try to get him the ball as much as I can and need to get it to him more.” Chancellor’s teammates certainly won’t oppose that plan. “Every time Brelan steps on the field, he’s a threat,” UNT quarterback Derek Thompson said. “I know when defensive coordinators are game-planning they are saying watch out for No. 3. He’s a playmaker and can do a lot of things.”
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