Chris Hudson

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Chris Hudson
No. 20, 37, 47
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-10-06) October 6, 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 199 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school: Houston (TX) Worthing
College: Colorado
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 3 / Pick: 71
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 77
Games started: 63
Interceptions: 11
Fumbles recovered: 5
Touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Christopher Reshard Hudson (born October 6, 1971) is a former American college and professional football player who was a safety in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons during the 1990s and early 2000s. Hudson played college football for the University of Colorado, and earned All-American honors. A third-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 1995 NFL Draft, he also played professionally for the Chicago Bears and Atlanta Falcons of the NFL.

Early years[edit]

Hudson was born in Houston, Texas.[1] He attended Worthing High School in Houston,[2] and played high school football for the Worthing Colts.

College career[edit]

While attending the University of Colorado at Boulder, Hudson played for the Colorado Buffaloes football team from 1991 to 1994. He was a versatile defensive back who could play any position in the backfield and play it well.[3] As senior in 1994, he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American and won the Jim Thorpe Award awarded annually to the best college defensive back in the nation.[3][4] He finished his college career with the second-most interceptions in Buffaloes team history, and fifth on the team's all-time list for pass deflections.[3]

Professional career[edit]

The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Hudson in the third round (71st pick overall) of the 1995 NFL Draft,[5] and he played for the Jaguars from 1995 to 1998.[1] He also was a member of the Chicago Bears in 1999, and after a year off in 2000, returned to the NFL in 2001 with the Atlanta Falcons.[1] During his six his seasons in the NFL, he played in 77 regular season games, started in 63 of them, and compiled 11 interceptions.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c National Football League, Historical Players, Chris Hudson. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  2. ^ databaseFootball.com, Players, Chris Hudson Archived 2012-03-24 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c Jim Thorpe Association, Thorpe Award Winners, Chris Hudson Archived December 30, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  4. ^ 2010 Division I Football Record Book, Award Winners and All-Americans, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, p. 10 (2010). Retrieved February 7, 1914.
  5. ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1995 National Football League Draft. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  6. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Chris Hudson. Retrieved February 7, 2012.