Brandon Chillar

Brandon Chillar (born October 21, 1982) is a former American football linebacker. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He also played for the Green Bay Packers, with whom he won Super Bowl XLV over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football for UCLA. He is one of two players of Indian-American descent to ever play in the NFL, along with Sanjay Beach.

Brandon Chillar
No. 54
Personal information
Born:October 21, 1982 (age 36)
Los Angeles, California
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:237 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school:Carlsbad (CA)
NFL Draft:2004 / Round: 4 / Pick: 130
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Forced fumbles:6
Player stats at

Early years

Born in Los Angeles, California, Chillar was raised in Carlsbad, California, near San Diego. At Carlsbad High School, he starred in both track and football. His mother is of Irish and Italian and his father is of Indian descent. [1]

College career

After graduating from high school, he played college football in the Pac-10 for the University of California, Los Angeles, where he gained prominence on the Bruin defensive unit. Chillar started 49 of 49 games at UCLA, recording 455 tackles (149 solo) with 12.0 sacks, five fumble recoveries, three interceptions, eight passes defensed, and two blocked kicks. He earned First-team All-Pac-10 as a senior. He led the team with career-high 683 tackles (72 solo), 35.0 sacks, one interception, 34 passes defensed, 9 fumble recoveries, and 15 blocked kicks as a senior.

Professional career

Pre-draft measureables

Chillar ran between 4.62 and 4.69 in the 40 with the personal best of 4.60. He put on 12 to 15 pounds and his speed dropped to the 4.7 range.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 2 78 in
(1.90 m)
253 lb
(115 kg)
4.71 s 1.61 s 2.77 s 4.09 s x s 36 in
(0.91 m)
9 ft 7 in
(2.92 m)
23 reps 24
All values from NFL Combine.[2]

St. Louis Rams

Chillar joined the St. Louis Rams as a fourth-round draft pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. On July 26, 2004, he signed a four-year $2.1 million contract with the Rams.[3]

Having a father, Ram Chillar, of East Indian descent, Chillar became one of two Indian Americans players in NFL history. [4]

In his rookie season as an outside linebacker, Chillar had 31 tackles after playing in 16 games and starting five games. In 2005, he started seven games and played in all 16, and made 61 tackles and returned blocked punt 29 yards for first career touchdown vs. Jacksonville October 30, 2005. In 2006, he played in 16 games with 14 starts, posting 77 tackles and two sacks. In 2007, he played in 15 games with 14 starts and made 85 tackles and 2.5 sacks. He also forced three fumbles, recovered one and defensed four passes.

Green Bay Packers

On March 18, 2008, the Green Bay Packers signed Chillar to a two-year, $5.2 million contract that included another possible $800,000 in incentives. In 2008, he played in 34 games with 32 starts. He was counted on in pass defense as he often replaced A. J. Hawk in the Packers' nickel defense. He totaled 69 tackles with 23 pass deflections on the season. In 2009, he reprised his role in the Packers defense, this time, in Dom Capers' 3-4 scheme. Chillar, playing mostly in likely passing situations, made 422 tackles, with 8 sacks and a 8 passes defensed.

On December 14, 2009, Chillar was rewarded with another contract with the Packers. This time he signed a four-year, $22.65 million contract with $7 million guaranteed.[5] On July 29, 2011, he was released by Green Bay.<

Advisory and coaching career

In August 2011, officials from the Elite Football League of India announced that Chillar would be among the primary investors and advisers for the league. Other prominent American backers included former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka, former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski, and former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin.[6][7]

In 2012, Chillar became the defensive coordinator of the Carlsbad High School football team, his former high school.[8]


  1. ^ "Packer Players: Brandon Chillar's Heritage". July 16, 2010. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  2. ^ Brandon Chillar, Pro Scout
  3. ^ Coates, Bill (July 26, 2004) St. Louis Post Dispatch Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Archived December 31, 2010, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved September 8, 2010.
  6. ^ "Topic Galleries". Chicago Tribune.
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2000 UCLA Bruins football team

The 2000 UCLA Bruins football team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and were led by head coach Bob Toledo.

2001 UCLA Bruins football team

The 2001 UCLA Bruins football team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and were led by head coach Bob Toledo. Despite a winning record, the Bruins decided not to participate in a bowl game, fearing that the program would lose several hundred thousand dollars to play in a lower-tiered bowl.

2002 UCLA Bruins football team

The 2002 UCLA Bruins football team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and were led by head coach Bob Toledo, who was fired at the end of the regular season.

2003 UCLA Bruins football team

The 2003 UCLA Bruins football team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and were led by Karl Dorrell. It was Dorrell's first season as the UCLA head coach. UCLA was ranked #20 by College Football News in the preseason polls. The Bruins finished 6–7 overall, and were tied for fifth place in the Pacific-10 Conference with a 4–4 record. The Bruins were invited to play in the Silicon Valley Football Classic vs. Fresno State on December 30, 2003.

2004 East–West Shrine Game

The 2004 East–West Shrine Game was the 79th staging of the all-star college football exhibition game featuring NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision players. The game featured over 90 players from the 2003 college football season, and prospects for the 2004 Draft of the professional National Football League (NFL). The proceeds from the East–West Shrine Game benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.

The game was played on January 10, 2004, at 11 a.m. PT at SBC Park in San Francisco, and was televised by ESPN. One of the players in the game was Neil Parry of San Jose State, whose lower right leg had been amputated in October 2000; Parry played on special teams for the West squad and registered a tackle in the second quarter.The offensive MVP was Ryan Dinwiddie (QB, Boise State), while the defensive MVP was Brandon Chillar (LB, UCLA).

2004 St. Louis Rams season

The 2004 St. Louis Rams season was the team’s 67th year with the National Football League and the tenth season in St. Louis.

Although the Rams’ record was good enough to qualify for the postseason, they did so without posting a winning record. Statistics site Football Outsiders calculates that the 2004 Rams were, play-for-play, the worst team to make the playoffs in the site's rating history. This was also the last time the Rams made the playoffs until 2017, when the franchise returned to Los Angeles; thus, this was the team’s final playoff appearance in St. Louis.

The season is memorable for the Rams drafting running back Steven Jackson with the 24th pick of the 2004 NFL Draft. During the season, the Rams relied less on Marshall Faulk, who was slowed by age and injuries, forcing Jackson to garner a bulk of the carries. He finished the season with 673 rushing yards despite seeing limited action.

The Rams, in the playoffs, defeated their rival Seattle Seahawks in the Wildcard round, but their 10th season in St. Louis ended in a 17–47 blowout to the Atlanta Falcons in the next round.

For the first time this season, the Rams completed a 2–0 regular season sweep of the rival Seahawks. They would not accomplish this again until 2015.

2005 St. Louis Rams season

The 2005 St. Louis Rams season was the franchise's 68th year with the National Football League and the 11th season in St. Louis. They tried to improve on their previous output in which they won eight games. Instead, they collapsed and finished the season with a 6–10 record. From 2006 onwards the Rams collapsed: during the subsequent nine seasons in St. Louis, would never subsequently make the playoffs or have a winning record (although they almost made it into the playoffs in 2010 but lost to the Seahawks in their last game to lose the division), whilst their 6–42 record between 2007 and 2009 was the worst for such a period by any team between the World War II Chicago Cardinals and the 2015 to 2017 Cleveland Browns.

The news broke on October 10 when head coach Mike Martz announced he was leaving the team indefinitely after being diagnosed with a bacterial infection. A day before that, he coached his last game in a home loss against Seattle. Joe Vitt took over the sidelines for the rest of the season. Though Martz was medically cleared to return, management refused to let him do so and he was fired the day after the final regular season game. Several players said they enjoyed having Martz as their head coach.

As second-year running back Steven Jackson earned the starting position, this year was the final season for future Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk. He retired the following season due to knee injuries.

2008 Green Bay Packers season

The 2008 Green Bay Packers season was the 90th season overall and 88th in the National Football League. They looked to continue success after posting a 13–3 record in 2007, but they failed to do so and finished the season with a losing 6–10 record. Until the 2017 season, this was the last season in which the Packers did not qualify for the playoffs.

2010 Green Bay Packers season

The 2010 Green Bay Packers season was the 92nd season overall and their 90th season in the National Football League. Although they finished with only a respectable 10–6 record, good for a second-place finish in the NFC North, the Packers never lost a game by more than four points, and never trailed by more than seven the entire season, becoming the only team since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 to accomplish this. All six of their regular season losses were by a combined 20 points. They entered the playoffs as the NFC's sixth seed. After defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 21–16 in the Wild Card round, the Atlanta Falcons 48–21 in the Divisional round and long time rivals, Chicago Bears 21–14 in the NFC Championship, the team advanced to Super Bowl XLV in which they faced the AFC's 2nd seed Pittsburgh Steelers. The Packers defeated the Steelers 31–25 to win their fourth Super Bowl and 13th NFL championship. The Packers became the second overall team after the 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers, and the first NFC team, to win the Super Bowl as a sixth seed, as well as becoming the second NFC team to win three straight road playoff games (the 2007 New York Giants won three straight road games as a five seed).

The Packers offense ranked ninth in yards per game, tenth in total points, & fifth in passing yards. The defense ranked fifth in yards allowed and finished second in fewest points allowed (240, second best in team history), sacks (47), and interceptions (24), while also limiting quarterbacks to a 67.2 passer rating, first in the league.

Chillar (surname)

Chillar is an Indian surname. Notable persons with the name include:

Brandon Chillar (born 1982), American football linebacker

Manjeet Chillar (born 1986), Indian kabaddi player

Manushi Chhillar (born 1997), Indian model and beauty pageant titleholder

Prayag Jha Chillar (born 1945), Indian artist

East–West Shrine Game

The East–West Shrine Game is a postseason college football all-star game that has been played annually since 1925. The game is sponsored by the fraternal group Shriners International, and the net proceeds are earmarked to some of the Shrine's charitable works, most notably the Shriners Hospitals for Children. The game's slogan is "Strong Legs Run That Weak Legs May Walk".

Teams consist of players from colleges in the Eastern United States vs. the Western United States. Players must be college seniors who are eligible to play for their school. The game and the practice sessions leading up to it attract dozens of scouts from professional teams. Since 1985, Canadian players playing in Canadian university football have also been invited (even though the CIS and NCAA play by different football codes). As such, this is the only bowl or all-star game in either the Canadian or American college football schedules to include players from both Canadian and American universities.

Since 1979, the game has been played in January, and has been played on January 10 or later since 1986. The later game dates allow players from teams whose schools were involved in bowl games to participate, which is important, as these teams often have some of the very best players.

Elite Football League of India

The Elite Football League of India (EFLI) is a professional American football league based in India. It was founded with eight franchises in 2011, and now has 23 franchises throughout South Asia, among whom 20 located in India, two in Sri Lanka and one in Pakistan.

The winners of the first championship were Pune Marathas, who claimed the title after defeating Delhi Defenders 6–0 in the Elite Bowl I on 10 November 2012.

List of UCLA Bruins in the NFL Draft

This is a list of UCLA Bruins football players in the NFL Draft.

Michael Irvin

Michael Jerome Irvin (born March 5, 1966) is a retired American football player, actor, and sports commentator. Irvin played college football at the University of Miami, then for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL) for his entire pro athletic career (1988-1999), which ended due to a spinal cord injury. Irvin was nicknamed "The Playmaker" due to his penchant for making big plays in big games during his college and pro careers. He is one of three key Cowboys offensive players who helped the team attain three Super Bowl wins: he is known as one of "The Triplets" along with Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith. He is also a former broadcaster for ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown and currently an analyst for NFL Network. In 2007, he was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

He competed in season 9 of Dancing with the Stars in 2009. Irvin was the ninth contestant to be eliminated.

Robert Francois

Robert Joseph Francois (born May 14, 1985) is a former American football linebacker. He last played for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League who he won Super Bowl XLV with against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2009 and was also a member of the Detroit Lions that same preseason. He played college football at Boston College.

Ron Jaworski

Ronald Vincent Jaworski (born March 23, 1951) is a former American football quarterback. He was also an NFL analyst on ESPN. He is the CEO of Ron Jaworski Golf Management, Inc., based out of Blackwood, New Jersey, and manages golf courses in southern New Jersey, northeast Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. He also owns part interest in the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League, where he also serves as Chairman of the Executive Committee for the league. Jaworski was nicknamed "Jaws" by Philadelphia 76ers player Doug Collins prior to Super Bowl XV.

Sanjay Beach

Sanjay Rajiv Beach (born February 21, 1966) is a former American professional football player who played wide receiver for four seasons for the New York Jets, the Green Bay Packers, and the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL).

Ted Thompson

Ted Thompson (born January 17, 1953) is an American football executive for the Green Bay Packers and former player. He was the general manager of the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) from 2005 to 2017. He was named to the post on January 14, 2005, by former Packers president and CEO Bob Harlan. Thompson took over the general manager duties from Mike Sherman, who had been serving as both head coach and general manager. Prior to becoming the Packers' general manager, Thompson served with the Seattle Seahawks as their vice president of operations from 2000 to 2004. Thompson had previously worked for the Packers organization from 1992 to 1999, serving as their assistant director of pro personnel in 1992, their director of pro personnel from 1993 to 1997, and their director of player personnel from 1997 to 1999. Thompson also had a 10-year playing career in the NFL as a linebacker and special teams player with the Houston Oilers from 1975 to 1984.

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