Wildcats' 15.83 awards per fall sport lead conference by a wide margin
2014Redshirt junior ... Played in 11 of 12 games with eight starts, providing versatility with the ability to play both defensive end and tackle ... Recorded 14 total tackles on the year ... Northwestern's nominee for the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, which recognizes outstanding contributions in community outreach ... Matched career high with two assisted tackles at Notre Dame ... Had a pass breakup at Penn State ... Totaled four tackles and tied career highs with 2.0 TFLs and 1.0 sack against Western Illinois ... Picked up a tackle against Cal ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2013: Redshirt sophomore ... Emerged as a regular in NU's defensive tackle rotation during the second half of the season ... Matched career high with three tackles in second-straight game against Michigan ... Registered first career sack at Nebraska ... Posted career-high three tackles against the Cornhuskers.
2012: Appeared in 11 of 13 games as a redshirt freshman, primarily on special teams ... Against Illinois, recorded his first career TFL to force a safety ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2011: Did not see action.
High School: ESPN.com three-star honoree ... Ranked 30th overall nationally among all weakside defensive ends by Rivals.com and 54th nationally among all defensive ends by ESPN.com ... All-County and Super 16 honoree ... Recipient of team's Maddog Hustle Award ... Set Nease's single-game school record with five sacks ... Totaled 62 tackles, 17 TFL's, 10 sacks and 4 fumble recoveries his senior season ... Totaled 21 sacks his junior and senior seasons combined ... Had 68 tackles and 19 TFL's as a junior ... Team captain ... Lettered three years for the Panthers ... Also played tight end and longsnapper ... Also lettered in weightlifting (three years) and track and field (four years) ... Runs sprints for Nease's track team (11.2 100-meter dash) ... Member of school's National Honor and National Hispanic Honor societys ... Coached by Danny Cowgill.
Personal: Born Maxwell Alexander Chapman ... Son of Stan and Dana Chapman ... Hails from the same high school that produced Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, as well as former NU safety Hunter Bates ... Played briefly with Bates when he was a freshman ... Communication Studies and economics double major.