Chris Massey

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Chris Massey
Chris Massey 2011.JPG
Massey during the 2011 NFL season.
No. 45     Retired
Long snapper
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-11-21) November 21, 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth: Chesapeake, West Virginia
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
College: Marshall
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 7 / Pick: 243
Debuted in 2002 for the St. Louis Rams
Last played in 2011 for the Chicago Bears
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2011
Games played 137
Tackles 31
Fumble recoveries 2
Stats at NFL.com

Christopher Todd "Chris" Massey (born November 21, 1979) is a former American football long snapper. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Marshall University.

He has also been a member of the Carolina Panthers and Chicago Bears.

College years[edit]

Massey attended Marshall University and was a four-year starter at long snapper. He never missed a snap during his college career and added 12 tackles on coverage units, and 19 more as a senior linebacker. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice in 2001 and completed a Master's in Sports Administration in 2009.

Professional career[edit]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

At a game in Denver in November, 2010.

Massey was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round (243rd overall) in the 2002 NFL Draft. During his career he has made clean snaps on 702 out of 703 attempts including a run of 528 consecutive clean snaps.

He was released on August 22, 2011.

Carolina Panthers[edit]

On August 27, 2011, Massey signed with the Carolina Panthers, but was waived on August 30.

Chicago Bears[edit]

On November 24, 2011, Massey signed with the Chicago Bears to replace Patrick Mannelly, lost for the season and placed on injured reserve after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament against the San Diego Chargers on November 20. Massey became an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year and was not retained.

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