Chris Mims

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Chris Mims
No. 94, 91
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-09-29)September 29, 1970
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Date of death: October 15, 2008(2008-10-15) (aged 38)
Place of death: Los Angeles, California
Career information
College: Tennessee
NFL draft: 1992 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Sacks: 42
Fumble recoveries: 8
Games played: 104
Player stats at

Christopher Eddie Mims (September 29, 1970 – October 15, 2008) was an American football defensive end in the National Football League who played seven seasons for the San Diego Chargers and one season with the Washington Redskins. Mims retired in 2000 after being cut by the Chicago Bears in training camp that same year. Mims was drafted by the Chargers in the first round of the 1992 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Tennessee.[1]

On October 15, 2008, Mims was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment by police officers conducting a welfare check.[2] The cause of death was determined to be an enlarged heart. Mims weighed 456 pounds at the time of his death.[3]

In the October 18, 2010 issue of Sports Illustrated, former NFL agent Josh Luchs alleged that he paid Mims 'about $500 a month' during his last year at the University of Tennessee.[4]


  1. ^ "Chris Mims". Pro-Football-Reference. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Chris Mims Obituary". San Diego Union-Tribune. 2008. 
  3. ^ Schrotenboer, Brent (7 June 2009). "Chris Mims: A fallen star's burnout". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Confessions of an agent". Sports Illustrated. 18 October 2010.