Chris Chester (American football)
Christopher Sean Chester (born January 12, 1983) is a former American football guard. He played college football at Oklahoma and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He also played for the Washington Redskins and Atlanta Falcons.
Chester with the Washington Redskins
|No. 65, 66|
|Born:||January 12, 1983|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||303 lb (137 kg)|
|High school:||Tustin (Tustin, California)|
|NFL Draft:||2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56|
|Career NFL statistics|
Chester attended Tustin High School in Tustin, California. He recorded 815 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior and rushed for 450 yards and five touchdowns. This led him to be named defensive player of the year in his league. He was also a Golden West All-League as a junior and senior and a first team All-Orange County by the Los Angeles Times.
Chester played college football at the University of Oklahoma. For the first three years, he played as a tight end for the Sooners, but switched over to being an offensive lineman in his senior year. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in political science in 2006.
|Ht||Wt||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 4 in
|4.83 s||1.68 s||2.85 s||4.51 s||7.33 s||31.5 in
|8 ft 10 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
At the 2006 NFL Combine he ran the fastest time for an offensive lineman at 4.83 seconds.
Chester was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round (56th overall) in the 2006 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, he played in 11 games making four starts. He helped to protect the quarterback and only 17 sacks were allowed, the 2nd fewest in the league. He made his NFL debut at the Denver Broncos on October 9, 2006.
In 2008, Chester was converted from the offensive line to tight end and switched from No. 65 to No. 48. His first NFL action at the new position came against the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 29. He later switched back to the offensive line and No. 65 in October.
In July 2011, Chester signed a five-year contract with the Washington Redskins. He was the only member of the Redskins' offensive line to start and play in all 16 games of the 2011 season at the same position. On May 27, 2015, Chester was released. During his four-year stint with the Redskins, Chester started all 64 games.
On May 30, 2015, Chester signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons. He played and started in all 16 games for the Atlanta Falcons in the 2015 season. On April 20, 2016 Chester re-signed with the Falcons.
On March 31, 2017, Chester announced his retirement from the NFL.
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- NFL Draft Scout Profile
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- Chris Chester leaves Ravens for Redskins’ five-year, $20 million offer
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- "Roster Review: Guards/Centers". Redskins.com. Retrieved February 15, 2012.
- Jones, Mike. "Redskins release guard Chris Chester and cornerback Tracy Porter". Washington Post. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
- "Falcons Re-Sign Veteran Offensive Guard Chester". www.atlantafalcons.com. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
- Sessler, Marc (May 30, 2015). "Falcons, Chris Chester strike one-year deal". NFL.com. Retrieved May 30, 2015.
- "Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons - February 5th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved August 6, 2017.
- McClure, Vaughn (March 31, 2017). "Falcons guard Chris Chester decides to call it a career". ESPN.com.
- Bonham, Chad. "A conversation with Washington Redskins lineman Chris Chester". BeliefNet.com. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved May 26, 2017.