Christian Erin Hairston (born April 26, 1989) is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football for the Clemson University Tigers.

Chris Hairston
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Hairston with the Buffalo Bills
Free agent
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1989-04-26) April 26, 1989 (age 30)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:330 lb (150 kg)
Career information
High school:Winston-Salem (NC) Carver
NFL Draft:2011 / Round: 4 / Pick: 122
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2009)
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Games played:74
Games started:31
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

High school careerEdit

Hairston attended Carver High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was named First-team all-state by Associated Press while at Carver High School. He was named an all-region and all-conference as a junior and senior. He played his entire senior year as a 16-year-old facing much older opponents.

Considered a three-star recruit by, he was ranked the No.53 offensive tackle in the nation.[1] He chose an offer from Clemson over Hampton and South Carolina State.

College careerEdit

During his career, he played in 47 games, including 36 starts. He was named to the First Team All-ACC in 2011 as a senior.

Professional careerEdit

Buffalo BillsEdit

Hairston was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round, 122nd overall of the 2011 NFL Draft.[2][3][4] On August 26, 2013, he was placed on the reserve/non-football illness list.[5]

San Diego / Los Angeles ChargersEdit

Hairston signed with the San Diego Chargers on April 15, 2015.[6]

On March 16, 2016, Hairston signed a two-year contract with the Chargers.[7]

On September 20, 2017, Hairston was placed on the reserve/non-football illness list, ending his 2017 season.[8]


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  2. ^ "2011 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  3. ^ Allen, Wilson (April 30, 2011). "Bills target O-line with fifth pick". The Buffalo News. Retrieved April 30, 2011.
  4. ^ Staff Reporters (April 30, 2011). "Three Clemson players taken on draft's last day". The Herald. Rock Hill, SC. Retrieved April 30, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Chris Hairston injury: OT to miss entire 2013 season
  6. ^ Wilkening, Mike. "Chris Hairston indicates he's joining Chargers". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  7. ^ Henne, Ricky (March 16, 2016). "Bolts Bring Back OT Chris Hairston". Retrieved September 20, 2017.
  8. ^ Henne, Ricky (September 20, 2017). "Bolts Sign Massive Tackle Tyler Marz; Chris Hairston Out for Year". Archived from the original on December 29, 2017.

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