New cornerbacks coach David Lockwood appreciates the effort of his defensive backs during camp
UNLV: Joined the Rebels as a graduate transfer during the summer … Will look to make a big impact during his one season to play in Las Vegas and is listed on the depth chart at both safety positions heading into fall.
SYRACUSE: Played 30 games (seven starts) in three seasons at safety and also contributed on special teams for the ACC school located in New York ... Recorded 48 career tackles (30 solo) and one pass breakup. 2016: Played in six games for the Orange, mainly on special teams, and tallied one tackle ... Member of the Fall 2016 SU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.
2015: Played in all 12 games, starting seven, at free safety ... Fourth on the team and second among SU defensive backs with 43 tackles (27 solo) ... Recorded six games with five or more tackles ... Posted a career-high six tackles vs. LSU (Sept. 26) and equaled the effort with six stops at USF (Oct. 10) ... Credited with a career-high five assisted tackles, including 0.5 for a loss, in his first career start at Virginia (Oct. 17) ... Notched a career-best six solo tackles vs. Pittsburgh (Oct. 24) ... At Florida State (Oct. 31), had two solo stops and broke up his first career pass ... Logged his fourth six-tackle game of the year at NC State (Nov. 21) … ACC Honor Roll selection … Member of the SU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll both semesters.
2014: Played in all 12 games, mostly on special teams ... Recorded four tackles on the season ... Tallied a season-best two tackles at Clemson … Member of the Fall 2014 SU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.
2013: Redshirted season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2013 graduate of Rush-Henrietta HS where he played for coach Joe Montesano … New York Sportswriters Association All-State First Team selection and was named to the Democrat & Chronicle All-Greater Rochester Second Team … Team captain as a senior … In 2010, helped lead Rush-Henrietta to the state championship … Member of two Section V championship teams … In 2012, recorded 23 tackles (19 solo) and completed 58-of-75 passes for 679 yards and nine touchdowns … Also played lacrosse and ran indoor track.
PERSONAL: Chauncey Scissum was born in Rochester, NY … The son of Arthur and Ginger Scissum … Earned his bachelor’s degree from Syracuse and is now pursuing a master’s in public administration at UNLV.