Chad Hutchinson

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Chad Hutchinson
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-02-21) February 21, 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth: San Diego, California
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 237 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school: San Diego (CA) Torrey Pines
College: Stanford
Debuted in 2002 for the Dallas Cowboys
Last played in 2004 for the Chicago Bears
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 2005
Pass attempts 413
Pass completions 220
Percentage 53.3
TD-INT 11-11
Passing yards 2,466
QB Rating 69.1
Stats at
Chad Hutchinson
Born: (1977-02-21) February 21, 1977 (age 37)
San Diego, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 4, 2001 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
April 17, 2001 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 24.75
Strikeouts 2
WHIP 3.75

Chad Martin Hutchinson (born February 21, 1977) is a retired National Football League quarterback and Major League Baseball pitcher. He played for the Chicago Bears and the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL and the St. Louis Cardinals of MLB. He played college football at Stanford University.

High school and college[edit]

Hutchinson attended Torrey Pines High School in San Diego, and was drafted by the Atlanta Braves as their first round selection (26th player taken) in 1995, but chose not to sign with the Braves by opting for Stanford. He pitched for the Stanford Cardinal baseball team in 1996 and 1997, then was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the second round of the 1998 Major League Baseball Draft.

Professional career[edit]

MLB career[edit]

Hutchinson pitched in the Major Leagues in three games, all in relief, for the St. Louis Cardinals during the 2001 season. He did not fare well, giving up 16 baserunners (nine hits, six walks, and one hit batsman) and 11 earned runs in just four total innings. His MLB career totals include an 0-0 record, two strikeouts (Ben Petrick and Denny Neagle), and an ERA of 24.75.

NFL career[edit]

Hutchinson was part of a highly publicized quarterback controversy with the Cowboys, when he and Quincy Carter competed for a roster spot in the 2002 edition of Hard Knocks, an HBO series that covers the training camp of an NFL team. Prior to the 2004 season, the Cowboys signed Vinny Testaverde and acquired Drew Henson, creating yet another quarterback controversy. Hutchinson was released on July 27, 2004, ostensibly in favor of Carter; however, when Carter was released under unclear circumstances, Testaverde was named the starter.

Hutchinson was signed as a backup by the Chicago Bears mid-season, and started several games after Rex Grossman suffered a season-ending injury.[1] Hutchinson had been named as the starter for the 2005 season after Grossman suffered a severe ankle injury during the preseason, but was replaced in favor of rookie Kyle Orton after several poor preseason performances. Following his demotion, he was released on August 31, 2005. The Bears would opt to sign Jeff Blake to be a backup behind Kyle Orton instead.

Hutchinson was the quarterback who handed the ball off to Emmitt Smith when Smith broke Walter Payton's career rushing record.


Hutchinson lives with his wife, and his son. His wife is the sister of baseball player Todd Walker.


  1. ^ Mayer, Larry. "Bears agree to terms with Hutchinson". Retrieved 2012-09-01. 

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