CAREER: Speedy veteran and two-time letterwinner who was a special teams standout in 2005 ... will look to make an impact on the depth chart at receiver this fall.

2005 (JUNIOR): Played in 11 games, seeing action primarily on special teams ... named special teams captain twice (Purdue and Stanford) ... made eight tackles (three solos) and three blocked punts ... named special teams captain for the Purdue game due to his performance against Washington ... made two tackles (one solo) and blocked a punt against Washington ... the blocked punt led to an Irish field goal for a 3-0 lead over the Huskies ... had two tackles (one solo) in the win at Purdue ... assisted on two tackles against USC ... made one tackle in the win over Navy ... credited with two blocked punts versus Syracuse, deflecting a pair of Orange punts to set up the Irish offense in good field position ... logged 8:54 of playing time with 102 special teams appearances.

2004 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 12 games primarily on special teams ... returned a team-high 19 kickoffs for 353 yards (18.6-yard average) ... posted four tackles in kickoff coverage ... longest return of the season was a 40-yarder versus BYU ... made three returns for 66 yards with a long of 26 yards in the USC game ... returned three kicks for 62 yards versus Stanford ... had his first career reception in the Purdue game (15 yards) ... returned three kicks for 69 yards against the Boilermakers ... returned a kick for 10 yards against Michigan State ... returned three kicks against Michigan for a total of 48 yards ... had two solo tackles versus Washington ... assisted on a tackle versus BYU ... recorded a solo tackle in the Michigan game ... returned three kicks for 25 yards versus Boston College ... returned one kick for 19 yards in the Pittsburgh game ... made 165 special teams appearances ... played 124:17.

2003 (FRESHMAN): Did not see action for the Irish as a rookie wide receiver in 2003.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Va. ... named to the USA Today National Top 100 ... caught 20 passes for 433 yards and six TDs as a senior in 2002 ... rushed 112 times for 681 yards and seven TDs, leading the team in rushing and receiving despite missing four games in 11-1 season due to an ankle sprain ... team won the 2001 state championship as a junior ... recorded two interceptions in state championship game that season ... during his junior and senior seasons he recorded 30 TDs, 10 interceptions, plus more than 1,200 yards rushing and almost 700 yards receiving ... totaled eight TDs in the playoffs during his junior and senior seasons ... won all-league honors from Washington Post at both running back and defensive back as a senior in the AAA Patriot District ... Virginia all-state pick as a junior at defensive back ... honorable mention selection as defensive back on Washington Post all-metro squad for 2002 ... three-time all-state selection in football ... team captain and most valuable player as a senior ... played in the Virginia East/West All-Star game ... played his sophomore season at Bishop Ireton High School where he earned all-conference honors after posting more than 700 yards receiving and 300 yards rushing with nine TDs ... three-year letterwinner in basketball, earning all-conference honors as a sophomore ... captain of the basketball team as a senior ... from same school that produced former Notre Dame punter Joey Hildbold (1999-2002) ... full name is Chase Joseph Anastasio ... younger of two children ... father played basketball at the University of Richmond ... was a member of the National Honor Society ... born Dec. 11, 1984, in Fairfax, Va. ... earned a 3.5 grade-point average in `06 spring semester and boasts 3.17 cumulative average ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in sociology and computer applications.

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Chase Anastasio
Chase  Anastasio


Burke, VA

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