Chris Massey

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This article is about the American football player. For the lacrosse player, see Chris Massey (lacrosse). For the actor, see Christopher Massey. For the politician, see Chris Massey (politician).
Chris Massey
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Massey during the 2011 NFL season.
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Position: Long snapper
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-11-21) November 21, 1979 (age 36)
Place of birth: Chesapeake, West Virginia
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
College: Marshall
NFL draft: 2002 / Round: 7 / Pick: 243
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 141
Tackles: 31
Fumble recoveries: 2
Player stats at

Christopher Todd "Chris" Massey (born November 21, 1979) is a former American football long snapper. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Marshall University.

He was also a member of the Carolina Panthers and Chicago Bears.

College years[edit]

Massey attended Marshall University and was a four-year starter at long snapper. He never missed a snap during his college career and added 12 tackles on coverage units, and 19 more as a senior linebacker. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice in 2001 and completed a Master's in Sports Administration in 2009.

Professional career[edit]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

At a game in Denver in November, 2010.

Massey was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round (243rd overall) in the 2002 NFL Draft. During his career he has made clean snaps on 702 out of 703 attempts including a run of 528 consecutive clean snaps.

He was released on August 22, 2011.

Carolina Panthers[edit]

On August 27, 2011, Massey signed with the Carolina Panthers, but was waived on August 30.

Chicago Bears[edit]

On November 24, 2011, Massey signed with the Chicago Bears to replace Patrick Mannelly, lost for the season and placed on injured reserve after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament against the San Diego Chargers on November 20. Massey became an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year and was not retained.

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