Chad Bayer
Chad Bayer


Smithville, Texas

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 231




Underrated linebacker that led the team in tackles with 107, including 71 solos... very steady performer... the senior is one of five returning starters on the defense... has recorded 192 tackles in last two seasons... has started every game in the last two seasons... a former walk-on who has developed into an all-league candidate.

Earned honorable mention All-WAC honors by league's head coaches... key member of TCU defense that led the nation in total defense (245.0) and scoring defense (9.6)... finished second on team with 14 tackles for losses of 38 yards, and three sacks... lone pass interception came in TCU's win over UTEP... all three of his career interceptions have occured against the Miners... had nine quarterback pressures, recovered two fumbles and forced one fumble... had six games with at least 10 tackles, including a career-high 13 tackles against Arkansas State.

Steady defender who was among team leaders in tackles, tackles for losses and interceptions... finished fourth on the team with 85 tackles... posted one sack and 14 tackles behind the line of scrimmage... had double-digit tackles in games against Northwestern, Fresno State and Texas-El Paso... had a career-high 12 tackles against UTEP... both of his interceptions came against the Miners... earned WAC Player of the Week honors after the UTEP contest... recorded two tackles against East Carolina.

Contributed to team as backup linebacker and special teams' performer as a redshirt freshman.

Redshirted in 1997.

High School:
Earned all-state and all-district honors as a high school senior... averaged 20 tackles per game for Smithville.

Chad Elliot Bayer is the son of Gary and Beverly Bayer of Smithville... born September 11, 1978... an engineering major.

Chad Bayer's Statistics

Year Tack UT AT TFL Sacks Int. FF FR QBP PBU
1999 85 59 26 14-26 1-3 2-36 3 0 6 1
2000 107 71 36 14-38 3-13 1-23 1 2 9 2
Totals 192 130 62 28-64 4-16 3-59 4 2 15 3

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