Chris DeGeare

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Chris DeGeare
Offensive Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-02-17) February 17, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: Chandler, Arizona
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 335 lb (152 kg)
Career information
College: Wake Forest University
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 5 / Pick: 161
Debuted in 2010 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2010
Games played 8
Games Started 5
Stats at

Chris DeGeare (Born February 17, 1987) is an American football offensive guard for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted 161st overall pick by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.[1]


DeGeare's wife, Moraya, is a graduate student and the granddaughter of the late folk singer and activist, Pete Seeger.

College career[edit]

He played collegiate football for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. He played high school football for Robert B. Glenn High School in Kernersville, NC, where he graduated in 2005.

Professional career[edit]

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

On August 31, 2012 as the Vikings reduced their roster down to league maximum of 53 players, he was released.[2]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

On September 5, 2012 he was added to the Tennessee Titans practice squad.[3]

New York Giants[edit]

On January 8, 2013, DeGeare signed a reserve/future contract with the New York Giants. On August 20, 2013, he was waived/injured by the Giants.[4] On August 21, 2013, he cleared waivers and was placed on the Giants' injured reserve list.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On January 8, 2014, DeGeare was signed to a reserve/future contract by the Dallas Cowboys.[5]


  1. ^ ESPN NFL draft tracker
  2. ^ Craig, Mark. "Chris Carr, Sage Rosenfels surprises among Vikings' final cuts". Star Tribune. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ex-Viking DeGeare fills final spot on Titans' practice squad". Star Tribune. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Eisen, Michael (August 20, 2013). "Injury forces Offensive Line shuffle". Retrieved August 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ Sabin, Rainer (January 8, 2014). "Dallas Cowboys add four players to reserve/future list". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved March 15, 2014.