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    Sam Cheatham
    Sam Cheatham

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    San Leandro, Calif.

    High School:
    San Leandro

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 200

    Position:
    WR

    Birthdate:
    03/29/1985



    General: Played backup receiver for the Wildcats ... Two-year letterwinner ... Appeared in 19 career games.

    2006: Part-time starting wide receiver ... Fourth-year junior ... Totaled three catches for 34 yards vs. New Hampshire ... One reception for 9 yards vs. Eastern Michigan ... Closed season with two receptions for 29 yards vs. Illinois. 2005: Playing time increased as season went along, appearing in eight of last nine games, including the Vitalis Sun Bowl ... Caught three passes, including a career-long 33-yarder vs. Wisconsin ... Notched a reception in the bowl game vs. UCLA.

    2004: Saw limited action, mostly on special teams.

    2003: Did not see action.

    High School: PrepStar/Rivals All-America wide receiver ... Ranked 40th nationally among wide receivers on Rivals.com ... Molded in the same vein as former NU star Sam Simmons ... SuperPrep all-region choice ... Caught 63 passes for 1,121 yards (17.8 ypr) and 14 touchdowns as a senior ... Had 38 catches for 884 yards (23.2 ypr) and 13 touchdowns as a junior ... Set Hayward Area Athletic League (HAAL) records for single-season TD receptions (13), career TD receptions (22) and single-season receiving yards (813) ... Named the 2003 Franklin D. Watkins Memorial Trophy Award winner on Feb. 22 in Charlotte, N.C. (presented to the top African American scholar-athlete) ... An HAAL first-team offensive and defensive (safety) player ... Contra Costa Times Cream of the Crop ... NCS Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... ANG Newspapers first-team offense and defense ... CIF Sportsmanship-Citizenship Award ... North Coast Section Athlete of the Week ... Daily Review Prep of the Week ... Helped lead team to an unbeaten season and the HAAL championship ... During his four-year career, the Pirates lost just four games ... Also ran sprints for track team ... Captain's Award for track ... GSE Academic Excellence Award in science and chemistry ... Coached by Dan Calcagno.

    Personal: Born Samuel August Cheatham on 3/29/85 ... Son of Linda Mattade and Thomas Cheatham ... Chose NU over Arizona, Colorado, Washington, Oregon State and Kansas State ... Sociology major.

    Cheatham's Career Stats

    RECEIVING
             G	Rec	Yds	TD	Lg	Rec/G	Avg/C	Avg/G
    2004	1	0	0	0	0	0.0	0.0	0.0
    2005	8	3	37	0	33	0.4	12.3	4.6
    2006	10	6	72	0	22	0.6	12.0	7.2
    TOTAL	19	9	109	0	33	0.5	12.1	5.7
    

    ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KR IR Total Avg/G 2004 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2005 8 0 37 0 0 0 37 4.6 2006 10 0 72 0 0 0 72 7.2 TOTAL 19 0 109 0 0 0 109 5.7