Physically gifted performer ... athletic specimen with great deal of natural ability ... expected to fill starting free safety spot this fall ... made great strides during solid spring showing ... voted team's most improved defensive player by coaching staff at conclusion of spring drills ... continues to improve with every practice session ... could develop into impact player for "Black, Gold and Gray" ... boasts high talent ceiling ... features excellent speed and size ... runs extremely well from sideline to sideline ... covers great deal of territory ... student of game ... harbors great understanding of club's defensive scheme ... brings physical presence to Black Knights' back line ... recorded team-high four tackles for Gold squad in annual Black/Gold game this spring ... credited with three primary hits ... product of USMA Prep School ... two-year letterman.
2004: Appeared in 10 of 11 contests ... missed only season finale versus Navy ... drew lone start of campaign against Cincinnati, subbing for injured starter Dhyan Tarver ... all other action came as secondary reserve ... also saw regular turn with specialty units ... amassed 18 tackles ... credited with 11 primary hits ... enjoyed successive four-tackle outings versus TCU, Cincinnati and USF ... registered three stops at Houston ... recorded two tackles against Louisville and one at Connecticut.
2003: Saw action in 12 consecutive contests after sitting out season opener against Connecticut ... registered three tackles ... credited with primary hit on all three stops ... notched two tackles against Houston, one versus East Carolina ... filled vital special teams role ... one of five freshmen to earn varsity letter.
High School: Two-sport standout at Long Beach Poly in Long Beach, Calif. ... played for head coach Jerry Jaso ... saw action at both free safety and strong safety positions ... two-time letterwinner ... helped squad to national championship in 2001 ... earned two additional varsity letters in track and field ... specialized in hurdles events.
Personal: Born Sept. 26, 1983 ... given name is Randall Barden Chasten ... parents' names are Herb and Norma Chasten ... enjoys singing in gospel choir during free time ... lists biggest fears as snakes and disappointing his parents ... born and raised in Long Beach, Calif., before moving to Savannah, Ga. ... served as tour guide at Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum in Savannah ... majoring in Human Geography.
CHASTEN'S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
Year G-GS TT PT AT TFL QBS FR PD Int.
2003 12-0 3 3 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
2004 10-1 18 11 7 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Totals 22-1 21 14 7 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Tackles: 4 vs. TCU, 10-2-04; vs. Cincinnati, 10-9-04; USF, 10-16-04