Chris Chester (American football)
Chester at Redskins training camp in 2011.
No. 66 Washington Redskins
|Guard / Center|
|Date of birth:January 12, 1983|
|Place of birth: Tustin, California|
|High school: Tustin (CA)|
|NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56|
|Debuted in 2006 for the Baltimore Ravens|
|Roster status: Active|
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Christopher "Chris" Sean Chester (born January 12, 1983) is an American football guard and center for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Oklahoma.
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 with a degree in political science in 2006.
2006 NFL Combine
At the 2006 NFL Combine he ran the fastest time for an offensive lineman at 4.83 seconds.
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 4 in||303 lb||4.83 s||1.68 s||2.85 s||4.51 s||7.33 s||31.5 in||8 ft 10 in||27 reps|
|All values from NFL Combine|
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 made the starting right guard. 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.
- NFL Draft Scout Profile
- Chris Chester leaves Ravens for Redskins’ five-year, $20 million offer
- Jones, Mike (July 28, 2011). "Redskins sign free agent guard Chris Chester". WashingtonPost. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
- "Roster Review: Guards/Centers". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2012-02-15.
- Bonham, Chad. "A conversation with Washington Redskins lineman Chris Chester". BeliefNet.com.