AP Photos: Baylor at No. 3 Oklahoma State - 10/29/11
Fourth-year senior defensive back, 22 career starts (fourth-most on
team)... Sat out 2012 spring camp recovering from knee surgery... Listed
No. 2 at cover safety on post-spring depth chart... Former All-Big 12
freshman honoree as true freshman in 2009... Has previously run for
Baylor track team, former state champion prep hurdler.
2011 (Junior): Played eight of 13 games, including seven starts, missed
final five games due to injury... Totaled 48 tackles, including 40 solo (tied
for sixth-most on team)... Also tallied six PBUs and forced one fumble...
Third-team Midseason All-Big 12 by Phil Steele... Starter at cornerback for
season's first five games (did not start at No. 21 Texas A&M)... Started at
safety at No. 3 Oklahoma State and against Missouri... Opened season
with at least one PBU in each of first five games... Led team with careerhigh
10 tackles (9 solo) in season-opening win vs. TCU... Also tallied PBU
and forced fumble against Horned Frogs... Tallied six solo stops in week
three win vs. Rice... Had game-high 10 tackles and two PBUs in week
four loss at No. 14 Kansas State... Had six tackles (4 solo) in reserve role
in week six loss at Texas A&M... Made six solo stops in week seven loss
at Oklahoma State... Made one tackle in Homecoming game against
Missouri before leaving game with injury... Named preseason third-team
All-Big 12 by Phil Steele.
2010 (Sophomore): Played 10 of 13 games, including nine starts,
missed three games due to injury... Totaled 48 tackles, including 38 solo
(fifth-most on team)... Also had three pass breakups, 2.5 tackles-for-loss
and an interception... Starter at cornerback for season's first eight games
before being sidelined with lower-leg injury, returned to start Texas
Bowl... Earned Baylor's Off-Season MVP Award... Had career-high eight
tackles, one PBU, one forced fumble and assisted tackle-for-loss in week
two win vs. Buffalo... Had four tackles and made one interception for
seven yards in win at Rice in fourth game... Tied career high with eight
tackles in games vs. Kansas and Texas Tech in fifth and six contests...
Injured leg in closing moments of win vs. Kansas State in eighth game...
Sat out three games recovering from injury... Returned in regular-season
finale and saw snaps as reserve cornerback vs. No. 16 Oklahoma -- made
two tackles... Started Texas Bowl vs. Illinois, made three tackles... Earned
Midseason All-Big 12 third-team honors from Phil Steele before injury...
Earned All-Big 12 honors in 400-meter hurdles at 2011 outdoor track and
2009 (True Freshman): Played all 12 games, started final six, as true
freshman cornerback in 2009... Earned first collegiate letter... Named to
All-Big12 freshman team by Sporting News, ESPN.com and Rivals.com...
Totaled 36 tackles (22 solo) and team-high two interceptions on season,
also responsible for squad's longest two returns of season (66-yard
interception and 62-yard punt)... Shared team lead with four PBUs on
season... One of eight true freshmen to letter in 2009... Played only
special teams in season's first two games, saw first action from scrimmage
in win over Northwestern State in third game... Burst on scene vs. NSU,
making career-first interception and returning it 66 yards for touchdown
in third quarter (team's longest return of season)... Saw action as
nickelback and reserve cornerback vs. Kent State in fourth game, made
second interception (on fourth-and-goal) as well as six tackles and seasonhigh
three pass breakups... Played nickelback and reserve cornerback vs.
No. 19 Oklahoma and Iowa State... Earned first career start vs. No. 14
Oklahoma State in seventh game, remained in starting lineup remainder
of season... Made season-high seven tackles (four solo) with one PBU vs.
OSU... Recorded team's longest punt return of season vs. Nebraska in
eighth game, a 62-yarder as third and final returner on double-lateralled
punt... Made five tackles (four solo) in 11th game at Texas A&M.
High School: Talented dual-sport (football and track & field) athlete at
Crosby (Texas) High School... State hurdles champion and star running
back amassed more than 3,000 rushing yards in prep career at Crosby
under head coach Kevin Flanigan... National position ranking among
running backs: No. 90 by Scout.com, No. 113 by ESPN.com... Earned first-
team All-District 19-4A honors at running back as senior in 2008...
Honored as District 21-4A offensive MVP as junior in 2007... Led Crosby
to 8-3 record, DIII bi-district finals and 6-1 record in District 21-4A in
2007... Rushed for 1,121 yards and 12 touchdowns as junior, added 16
receptions for 282 yards and two TDs... As sophomore ran for 1,030
yards and 15 touchdowns... Exceptional track and field athlete, won
Class 4A gold in both 110- and 300-meter hurdles at 2008 UIL State Track
and Field Championships as junior with times of 13.87 and 36.32...
Qualified for state meet with 6-8 high jump as junior... Repeated as state
champion as senior in 300m hurdles and was third in 110-meter hurdles.
Personal: Son of Walter and Elaine Casey... Full name is Chance Dylan
Casey... Born March 11, 1991, in Southlake, Texas... Majoring in