From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rachal during his time at USC
|No. 62 San Francisco 49ers|
|Date of birth: March 15, 1986|
|Place of birth: Compton, California|
|Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)||Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)|
|College: Southern California|
|NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
| As player:|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Chilo Rachal (born March 15, 1986 in Compton, California) is a guard for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the 49ers in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Southern California.
Rachal redshirted his freshman year at offensive guard and tackle in the 2004 season. In the 2005 season he appeared in all 13 games as a backup offensive guard and on special teams. As a redshirt sophomore, he started all 12 games at right offensive guard in the 2006 season, earning a spot on the All-Pacific-10 Conference second team.
For the 2007 season, the redshirt junior again started at right guard. Despite missing three games due to a sprained knee suffered against Washington, Rachal was named to the 2007 All-Pacific-10 Conference First Team Offense. At the end of the season, Rachal's father, Charles, mentioned that his son had told him he was declaring for the 2008 NFL Draft due to family medical issues. The month following his father's comment, Rachal stated his 64-year-old father, who works in construction, had recently suffered two hernias, and has tendinitis in his knees and his mother had been diagnosed with an abdominal growth the size of a six-month-old child, though he was unclear whether it was benign or malignant. His mother had informed him of her condition after the 2007 regular season. The only underclassman at USC to leave that year, Rachal stated "I had to do what was best for my family."
San Francisco 49ers
Rachal started the last 6 games of the 2008 season.
- ^ Gregg Bell, After falling to No. 2, USC seeking an Oregon State-type wakeup, Associated Press, September 30, 2007.
- ^ Pac-10 Football Awards and All-Conference Team Announced, Pacific 10 Conference, December 3, 2007.
- ^ Gary Klein, Rachal to leave Trojans early, Los Angeles Times, January 11, 2008.
- ^ "Lone USC junior at Combine had no choice but to go pro". http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/story/10658928. Retrieved 2008-02-22.
- ^ Sam Farmer, Family issues send USC's Rachal into NFL draft, Los Angeles Times, February 22, 2008.
- ^ Neal Coolong, San Francisco inks second-rounder Rachal, Realfootball365.com, July 16, 2008, Accessed July 21, 2008.