Former Saluki Jeremy Chinn named NFL defensive rookie of the month


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Saluki Jeremy Chinn reacts on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 during the Salukis’ 35-10 win against the Youngstown State Penguins.

Jeremy Chinn, a rookie out of SIU, has won NFL defensive rookie of the month in October. 

Chinn was taken 64th overall in the second round of the 2020 draft. He has already gotten 32 solo tackles through his first seven games. Chinn also got his first career interception in week six against the Chicago Bears. 

As of Oct. 29, Chinn has started all seven games for the Panthers. 


He also has gotten four pass defenses and one stuff.

Chinn is already the second Missouri Valley rookie to win rookie of the month this season as James Robinson, a running back out of Illinois State, won offensive rookie of the month in September. 

In his time at SIU, Chinn got 185 solo tackles, 13 interceptions and 6 forced fumbles. 

In his sophomore year he made the MVC All-Sophomore team. 

Chinn made All-MVFC First Team in his junior and senior season and in 2019 was a consensus All-American. 

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