Chris Chester (American football)

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Chris Chester
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Chester with the Washington Redskins
No. 65, 66
Position: Guard
Personal information
Born: (1983-01-12) January 12, 1983 (age 35)
Tustin, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 303 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school: Tustin (CA)
College: Oklahoma
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 169
Games started: 143
Fumble recoveries: 1
Player stats at

Christopher Sean Chester (born January 12, 1983) is a former American football guard. He played college football at Oklahoma and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He also played for the Washington Redskins and Atlanta Falcons.

Early years[edit]

Chester attended Tustin High School in Tustin, California.[1] He recorded 815 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior. He also played running back and rushed for 450 yards and five touchdowns. For his senior season efforts, he was named defensive player of the year in his league. He was also a Golden West All-League as a junior and senior and a first team All-Orange County by the Los Angeles Times.

Chester was also and a second-team All-league pick in basketball as a junior and a first-team All-league in the discus and shot put as a junior.

Chester was ranked as the eighth best tight end in the nation by

College career[edit]

Chester played college football at the University of Oklahoma.[2] 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.[3] He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in political science in 2006.

Professional career[edit]

Chester in 2009 while on the Baltimore Ravens.
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
303 lb
(137 kg)
4.83 s 1.68 s 2.85 s 4.51 s 7.33 s 31.5 in
(0.80 m)
8 ft 10 in
(2.69 m)
27 reps
All values from NFL Combine[4]

At the 2006 NFL Combine he ran the fastest time for an offensive lineman at 4.83 seconds.

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Chester was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round (56th overall) in the 2006 NFL Draft.[5] In his rookie season, he played in 11 games making four starts.[6] 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.

Washington Redskins[edit]

In July 2011, Chester signed a five-year contract with the Washington Redskins.[7][8] 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.[9] On May 27, 2015, Chester was released.[10] During his four-year stint with the Redskins, Chester started all 64 games.[11]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

On May 30, 2015, Chester signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons.[12] He played and started in all 16 games for the Atlanta Falcons in the 2015 season.[11] On April 20, 2016 Chester re-signed with the Falcons.[11]

In the 2016 season, Chester and the Falcons reached Super Bowl LI on February 5, 2017. Against the New England Patriots, the Falcons would fall in a 34–28 overtime defeat.[13]

On March 31, 2017, Chester announced his retirement from the NFL.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Chester lives in Frisco, Texas with his wife and three young children. He is also a devout Christian.[15]


  1. ^ Burt, Tim (2017-02-02). "Atlanta Falcons guard Chris Chester: From Tustin High to Super Bowl LI". Orange County Register. Retrieved 2018-01-07. 
  2. ^ "Chris Chester College Stats". College Football at Retrieved 2018-01-07. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ NFL Draft Scout Profile
  5. ^ "2006 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved 2018-01-07. 
  6. ^ "2006 Baltimore Ravens Starters, Roster, & Players". Retrieved 2018-01-07. 
  7. ^ Chris Chester leaves Ravens for Redskins’ five-year, $20 million offer
  8. ^ Jones, Mike (July 28, 2011). "Redskins sign free agent guard Chris Chester". WashingtonPost. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  9. ^ "Roster Review: Guards/Centers". Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  10. ^ Jones, Mike. "Redskins release guard Chris Chester and cornerback Tracy Porter". Washington Post. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  11. ^ a b c "Falcons Re-Sign Veteran Offensive Guard Chester". Retrieved 2016-04-21. 
  12. ^ Sessler, Marc (May 30, 2015). "Falcons, Chris Chester strike one-year deal". Retrieved 2015-05-30. 
  13. ^ "Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons - February 5th, 2017". Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  14. ^ McClure, Vaughn (March 31, 2017). "Falcons guard Chris Chester decides to call it a career". 
  15. ^ Bonham, Chad. "A conversation with Washington Redskins lineman Chris Chester". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 

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