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Pete Chryplewicz (born April 27, 1974) is a former American football tight end who played in the NFL for the Detroit Lions.

Pete Chryplewicz
No. 81
Position:Tight End
Personal information
Born: (1974-04-27) April 27, 1974 (age 45)
Detroit, Michigan
Career information
High school:Sterling Heights Stevenson
(Sterling Heights, Michigan)
College:Notre Dame
NFL Draft:1997 / Round: 5 / Pick: 135
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receiving Yards:65
Player stats at

High school careerEdit

Chryplewicz attended high school at Sterling Heights Stevenson High School in Sterling Heights, Michigan. He was named Michigan's top high school football recruit in 1991.[1]

College careerEdit

Chryplewicz played for the University of Notre Dame, where he had 48 catches and five touchdowns over five seasons. He sat out the 1994 season with a broken wrist, which allowed him the fifth season of eligibility. He was a named an honorable mention to the 1996 College Football All-America Team.[2]

NFL careerEdit

Chryplewicz was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fifth round (135th overall) of the 1997 NFL Draft. He played three seasons with the Lions, recording nine catches and three touchdowns.


Chryplewicz is fluent in Polish.[3] He now works in manufacturing sales.[4]


  1. ^ Nelsen, Chris (February 12, 2017). "Pete Chryplewicz to be honored at Free Press Dream Team banquet". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved November 5, 2018.
  2. ^ Marder, Keith; Spellen, Mark; Donovan, Jim (2001). The Notre Dame Football Encyclopedia: The Ultimate Guide to America's Favorite College Team. Kensington Publishing Corp. p. 36. ISBN 0-8065-2108-2. Retrieved November 5, 2018.
  3. ^ Faust, Gerry; Heisler, John; Logan, Bob (2004). Gerry Faust's Tales from the Notre Dame Sideline. Sports Publishing LLC. p. 102. ISBN 1-58261-399-0. Retrieved November 5, 2018.
  4. ^ "Seegrid Names Pete Chryplewicz to Detroit, MI Robotics Leadership Initiative". Seegrid. Retrieved November 5, 2018.