Career: Finished his four-year career with 156 tackles including 78 solo stops and 78 assists with 6.0 tackles for loss including a pair of sacks.
2018 (Senior): Started all 11 of the team’s games at linebacker … Led the team – and the Southern Conference – with 135 total tackles including 68 solo stops and 4.0 tackles for loss including two sacks … His 135 tackles represented the fourth-best single-season in school history … His 12.3 tackle per game average also paced the SoCon and additionally ranked third nationally in tackles per game at the NCAA FCS level … Dubbed first team All-Southern Conference by the voting members of the SoCon Sports Media Association (SCSMA) … Recorded double-digit tackles in all 11 seasonal games including a career-high 19 stops against The Citadel (Nov. 3).
2017 (Junior): Played in 11 of the team's 12 games on the season, each coming as a defensive reserve and on special teams ... Credited with 13 tackles on the season including six solo stops and two tackles for loss ... Posted a career-high three tackles in the road win at Gardner-Webb (Sept. 16), tallying his first career tackle for loss ... Recorded two tackles three-times including against Davidson (Sept. 9), ETSU (Oct. 14), and at FBS-foe, North Carolina (Nov. 18), picking up his second TFL against ETSU.
2016 (Sophomore): Saw action in 10 of the team's 11 games, mostly as a defensive reserve and on special teams ... Recorded five total tackles spread over four games including a then career-high two stops in the home win over Gardner-Webb (Sept. 10) ... Finished with three solo stops ... Credited with four tackles and a quarterback hurry in WCU's annual Spring Game.
2015 (Freshman): Played in eight games, mostly on special teams and as a defensive reserve ... Credited with three tackles including a solo stop ... Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener against Mars Hill (Sept. 5) ... Tallied his first career tackle at The Citadel (Sept. 12) ... Credited with eight stops in WCU's annual Spring Game.
Prior to Western Carolina: Played both running back and linebacker in high school ... Was the 2014 Mountain Athletic Conference (MAC) Defensive Player of the Year and an Asheville Citizen-Times All-Western North Carolina selection ... Recorded 159 tackles including 11 tackles for loss in his final season ... Set a school single-game record for tackles with 26 in a 27-24 win at Reynolds on Sept. 25, 2014 ... Also participated in the shot put in track & field as a prep ... High school coach was Mike Sexton.
Personal: Full name is Mitchell Aaron Chancey ... Is the son of Debbie Chancey ... Has an older brother, Matthew.