Date of birth
September 17, 1966
Place of birth
Little Rock, Arkansas
CFL status International
6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
345 lb (156 kg)
1989 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55
New England Patriots ( NFL)
Cleveland Browns ( NFL)
Career highlights and awards
1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001
CFL West All-Star
1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001
DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy
1998 DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy
1998 CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award
Fred Childress (also known as "Freddie Childress"), born September 17, 1966 (aka "the Big Chill" for his 6 feet 4 inch and 345 pound size) is a former all-star offensive lineman in the Canadian Football League and the National Football League.
Early Life [ edit ]
While born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Childress grew up in
Helena, Arkansas, playing football in high school for the Central High School Cougars. Coming out of high school, Childress was highly recruited by many top football programs, finally deciding to stay home and attend the University of Arkansas, then coached by Ken Hatfield.
College [ edit ]
Childress played his college football at the
University of Arkansas, where he was selected as a 2nd team All-American by as a senior in 1988. There he played with other standouts such as Pro Football Weekly Steve Atwater and Barry Foster.
Professional career [ edit ]
Childress was selected in the 2nd round of the 1989 NFL Draft by the
Cincinnati Bengals. After two seasons of tryouts, he finally played one season for the New England Patriots in 1991 (scoring a touchdown) and another in 1992 for the Cleveland Browns. [1 ]
Childress moved to the CFL with the
Shreveport Pirates in 1994 and switched to the Birmingham Barracudas in 1995 (both failed expansion franchises in the CFL bid to play in the US). He then went on to an 8-year stay with the Calgary Stampeders, where he was an all-star 6 times, received the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award in 1998, the DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy in 1997 and won the Grey Cup in 1998 and 2001.
Childress played his final three seasons with the
Saskatchewan Roughriders. He retired from the CFL after the 2006 season.
References [ edit ]
^ Freddie Childress Past Stats, Statistics, History, and Awards - databaseFootball.com