|Date of birth:August 17, 1981|
|Place of birth: Washington, D.C.|
|Undrafted in 2003|
|Debuted in 2004 for the Berlin Thunder|
|Last played in 2011 for the Virginia Destroyers|
Career highlights and awards
|Stats at ArenaFan.com|
Chas Gessner (born August 17, 1981) is a former American football wide receiver. He was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2003 to begin his NFL career and earned a super bowl ring in his first year. He played college football and college lacrosse at Brown.
Gessner has also been a member of the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seattle Seahawks, the Berlin Thunder of NFL Europe, Orlando Predators of the Arena League, and the Florida Tuskers of the UFL.
Gessner attended Our Lady of the Good Counsel High School in Wheaton, Maryland and was a good student and a letterman in football, basketball, and lacrosse. In football, he won All-County and All-Conference honors. In lacrosse, he was a team captain and won All-America honors.
New England Patriots
Gessner earned a Super Bowl ring as a member of the New England Patriots in 2003. He was allocated by the New England Patriots to the Berlin Thunder of NFL Europe, helped them win the World Bowl in 2004 and was named to the All-NFL Europe team.
New York Jets
Subsequently, he joined the New York Jets in 2005.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Gessner saw his first significant playing time in a regular season NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals in 2007.
Gessner joined the Arena Football League in 2008 with the Orlando Predators where he was honored as the March Rookie of the Month and posted 76 receptions for 801 yards and 20 touchdowns in the first 11 weeks of the season.
Gessner was signed by the Seattle Seahawks to a two-year contract in May 2008.
Gessner was drafed 2nd overall by the Baltimore Bayhawks in the MLL 2008 draft in December 2008.
Second stint with Predators
later re-joined the Orlando Predators and played in their playoff game against the Cleveland Gladiators where he scored 3 touchdowns in the 69-66 loss to the Gladiators.
- "United Football League Signs 21 Players to Florida Tuskers' Roster". PR Newswire. August 17, 2009. Retrieved July 14, 2011.