Nathan Chandler set PCC school records at quarterback on the Lancers’ 2001 Mission Conference champion team. Chandler made up half of the only First Team All-American backfield selected from one college in the history of the JC Grid-Wire with running back Jonathan Smith (a member of the 2011 PCC Hall class), Chandler used his 6-foot-7 size to pass for then Lancer single-season records for most passing yards, 2,633, most touchdowns, 29, and highest completion percentage, .648. He threw a PCC record six TDs in a victory over Long Beach. He was the signal caller on the highest scoring PCC football team ever—465 points in 11 games for a staggering 42.3 points average. Chandler also was part of an incredible streak between 2000 and 2001 when the Lancers scored touchdowns in 40 consecutive quarters. He led the team to a victory over Grossmont in the South County Bowl. Chandler earned a scholarship to the University of Iowa and was the team’s starting quarterback in 2003, helping the Hawkeyes to a 10-3 record, a No. 8 ranking in the final AP National Poll, and the program's first bowl win in 44 years in a victory over Florida in the Outback Bowl. Chandler’s younger brother, Scott Chandler, played tight end in the NFL for eight seasons, and their father Bryan played at PCC in 1973.