Chris Dalman

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Chris Dalman
No. 50, 67
Position:Center / Guard
Personal information
Born: (1970-03-15) March 15, 1970 (age 49)
Salinas, California
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:287 lb (130 kg)
Career information
High school:Salinas (CA) Palma
NFL Draft:1993 / Round: 6 / Pick: 166
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:105
Games started:64

Christopher William Dalman (born March 15, 1970) is a former professional American football player who played offensive lineman for seven seasons for the San Francisco 49ers (1993–2000).

Early life and college career[edit]

He was an offensive/defensive tackle for Palma High School in Salinas, and was a four-year football letter-winner at Stanford University. Dalman is notable in that he is one of the few players to successfully undergo spinal fusion and return to the playing field, having undergone the surgery between his sophomore and junior years at Stanford.[1] While an undergraduate at Stanford he became a member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity.[2]

Professional playing career[edit]

Drafted in the sixth round (166th overall) in the 1993 NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers, Dalman started 64 games in seven seasons with the 49ers.[3] He first started all 16 regular season games in 1996.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

After playing in the National Football League, he went back to Palma in 2001 to become an assistant football coach and English teacher.[5] After a stint as the assistant offensive line coach for the Atlanta Falcons from 2005 to 2006, he became the offensive line coach and running game coordinator at Stanford until resigning in January 2009 to become varsity offensive line coach at Palma and the Director of Admissions.[6]


  1. ^ Silverstein, Tom (April 10, 2012). "Nick Collins hopes to return to football after fusion surgery". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
  2. ^ The Rainbow, vol. 132, no. 2, p. 14
  3. ^ "Chris Dalman". NFL. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  4. ^ "Chris Dalman: Career highlights". NFL. Archived from the original on August 16, 2000.
  5. ^ "Chris Dalman". Stanford Athletics. Archived from the original on February 26, 2009. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  6. ^ "Offensive Line Coach Chris Dalman Resigns". Stanford Athletics. January 21, 2009. Archived from the original on February 26, 2009.