UTAH STATE: A physical player who plays with a lot of energy and juice... Plays the game the right way with his effort and attitude.
PREVIOUS SCHOOL: Recorded 34 total tackles (22-solo, 12-assist) and one interception as a freshman at Southern Virginia University during the 2010 season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned Utah Class 5A second-team all-state and first-team all-region honors as a prep senior in 2009 at Viewmont High School in Bountiful, Utah... Was also named his team's MVP as he carried the ball 66 times for 370 yards (5.6 ypc) with five touchdowns and caught six passes for 38 yards... Also recorded 44 tackles... Had 62 tackles and two interceptions during his junior campaign... Also played baseball at Viewmont HS and helped the Vikings to a 20-7-1 record and a third-place finish as a senior in the state tournament... Spent his first three years in high school in Boise, Idaho at Borah HS, where he started his sophomore and junior seasons.
PERSONAL: One of four children of Jim and Jana Cheney... Served a two-year LDS Church Mission in Guatemala... Majoring in international business.