Chris Hairston

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Chris Hairston
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Hairston with the Buffalo Bills
Free agent
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1989-04-26) April 26, 1989 (age 30)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:330 lb (150 kg)
Career information
High school:Winston-Salem (NC) Carver
NFL Draft:2011 / Round: 4 / Pick: 122
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2009)
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Games played:74
Games started:31
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Christian Erin Hairston (born April 26, 1989) is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football for the Clemson University Tigers.

High school career[edit]

Hairston attended Carver High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was named First-team all-state by Associated Press while at Carver High School. He was named an all-region and all-conference as a junior and senior. He played his entire senior year as a 16-year-old facing much older opponents.

Considered a three-star recruit by, he was ranked the No.53 offensive tackle in the nation.[1] He chose an offer from Clemson over Hampton and South Carolina State.

College career[edit]

During his career, he played in 47 games, including 36 starts. He was named to the First Team All-ACC in 2011 as a senior.

Professional career[edit]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Hairston was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round, 122nd overall of the 2011 NFL Draft.[2][3][4] On August 26, 2013, he was placed on the reserve/non-football illness list.[5]

San Diego / Los Angeles Chargers[edit]

Hairston signed with the San Diego Chargers on April 15, 2015.[6]

On March 16, 2016, Hairston signed a two-year contract with the Chargers.[7]

On September 20, 2017, Hairston was placed on the reserve/non-football illness list, ending his 2017 season.[8]


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  2. ^ "2011 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  3. ^ Allen, Wilson (April 30, 2011). "Bills target O-line with fifth pick". The Buffalo News. Retrieved April 30, 2011.
  4. ^ Staff Reporters (April 30, 2011). "Three Clemson players taken on draft's last day". The Herald. Rock Hill, SC. Retrieved April 30, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Chris Hairston injury: OT to miss entire 2013 season
  6. ^ Wilkening, Mike. "Chris Hairston indicates he's joining Chargers". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  7. ^ Henne, Ricky (March 16, 2016). "Bolts Bring Back OT Chris Hairston". Retrieved September 20, 2017.
  8. ^ Henne, Ricky (September 20, 2017). "Bolts Sign Massive Tackle Tyler Marz; Chris Hairston Out for Year". Archived from the original on December 29, 2017.

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