Chris Hutchinson (American football)

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Chris Hutchinson
Michigan Wolverines No. 97
Position Defensive tackle, Outside linebacker
Class Graduate
Career history
College
High school Cypress Creek
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-12-17) December 17, 1969 (age 45)
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 249 lb (113 kg)
Career highlights and awards

Christopher H. Hutchinson (born December 17, 1969) is an American former college football player who was a defensive tackle and outside linebacker for the Michigan Wolverines football team of the University of Michigan from 1989 to 1992. He was selected as a first-team All-American in 1992. He was also named the Big Ten Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year in 1992, was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team three times, and won an NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship.

Early years[edit]

A native of Houston, Texas, Hutchinson was born in 1969. He attended Cypress Creek High School in Harris County, Texas.[1]

University of Michigan[edit]

Hutchinson enrolled at the University of Michigan in 1988 and played college football for the Michigan Wolverines football team from 1989 to 1992.[2]

After redshirting in 1988, he started all 12 games at defensive tackle for the 1989 Michigan Wolverines football team that compiled a 10-2 record in Bo Schembechler's final year as Michigan's head coach.[3] Hutchinson was selected by the Sporting News as the nation's outstanding freshman defensive lineman.[4]

As a sophomore, Hutchinson started seven games at defensive tackle for the 1990 Michigan team that compiled a 9-3 record in Gary Moeller's first year as head coach.[5]

As a junior, Hutchinson started eight games at defensive tackle for the 1991 Michigan team that compiled a 10-2 record, and finished the season ranked #6 in the AP Poll.[6] At the end of the season, Hutchinson was selected as a first-team All-Big Ten defensive tackle.[6]

As a senior, Hutchinson was a team tri-captain and started six games at defensive tackle and six games at outside linebacker for the undefeated 1992 Michigan team that compiled a 9-0-3 record and defeated Washington in the 1993 Rose Bowl.[7] During the 1992 season, Hutchinson broke Michigan's single season record for quarterback sack yardage with 99 and tied the single season sack record with eleven.[8] He concluded his collegiate career with 20 career sacks, then the second highest total in Michigan history.[4]

At the end of the 1992 season, Hutchinson was selected as the team's Most Valuable Player, won the Dick Katcher and Meyer Morton Awards,[7] and was named the Big Ten Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year.[8] He was also selected by the American Football Coaches Association, Football Writers Association of America, Scripps-Howard and Football News as a first-team player on the 1990 College Football All-America Team. In addition to his athletic performance, Hutchinson also performed at a high level academically, being named to the Academic All-Big Ten team three times and becoming an NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship winner.[8]

Later years[edit]

After graduating from Michigan, Hutchinson signed as a free agent with the Cleveland Browns. During training camp, Hutchinson developed complications from at tetanus shot and retired from football. He enrolled at the University of Michigan Medical School and became a medical doctor. As of September 2011, he was living in Plymouth, Michigan, and working as an emergency room doctor at Beaumont Hospital.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bruce Madej (September 1, 2011). "Where are They Now: Chris Hutchinson". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved April 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ "All-Time Football Roster Database". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved April 6, 2015. 
  3. ^ "1989 Michigan Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved April 3, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Postgraduate scholarship winners announced" (PDF). The NCAA News. December 23, 1992. p. 8. 
  5. ^ "1990 Michigan Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved April 3, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "1991 Michigan Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved April 3, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "1992 Michigan Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved April 3, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c "Chris Hutchinson: Defensive Tackle". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved April 6, 2015.