Ex-Bull WR Chambers to play in Division II
Former USF receiver Jackie Chambers, who was dismissed from the Bulls roster in November and had signed with Division I-AA Morgan State in February, said Monday he will play his final season of college football at Lane College, a Division II program in Jackson, Tenn.
Chambers will finish summer classes at Morgan, where he was reunited with former Miami Edison and USF teammate Chad Simpson, but said he can't play there this fall because current NCAA transfer rules only allow a transfer to play immediately at a I-AA school if he has at least two years of eligibility. So Chambers will start classes in August at Lane College, whose schedule includes more recognizable Division II programs such as Morehouse, Stillman College, Fort Valley State and Clark Atlanta.
Chambers shined in 2005, catching 21 passes for 290 yards and had the rare honor of being selected as a game captain as a sophomore. He was suspended from the first six games of last season for violating an unspecified team rule, then missed much of the rest of the season with a broken hand. For what it's worth, Lane College had a player drafted this year -- receiver Jacoby Jones to the Houston Texans in the third round -- and boasts the late Carolina Panthers running back Fred Lane among its alumni.