Randy Chevrier

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Randy Chevrier
Free agent
Born: (1976-06-06) June 6, 1976 (age 42)
Montreal, Quebec
Career information
Position(s)LS/DT
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight270 lb (120 kg)
CollegeMcGill
High schoolVanier College
CFL draft2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Drafted byEdmonton Eskimos
NFL draft2001 / Round: 7 / Pick: 241
Drafted byJacksonville Jaguars
Career history
As player
2001Jacksonville Jaguars*
2001Dallas Cowboys
2001Cincinnati Bengals
2002Barcelona Dragons
20022003Edmonton Eskimos
2004New York Jets*
20052015Calgary Stampeders
2016Saskatchewan Roughriders
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Randy Robert Chevrier (born June 6, 1976) is a former Canadian football long snapper in the Canadian Football League for the Edmonton Eskimos, Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders. He also was a member of the Dallas Cowboys and Cincinnati Bengals in the National Football League. He played college football at McGill University.

Early years[edit]

Chevrier began playing Canadian football at 18 years old. He played with distinction at CEGEP level for Vanier College during the 1995 season. He subsequently attended McGill University, where he was a teammate of future NFL player Jean-Philippe Darche. He received All-Canadian honors as a defensive lineman and long-snapper. He was a versatile player that saw time at defensive tackle, defensive end, nose tackle and offensive tackle (in short-yardage situations).

He finished his college career with 40 games, 157 tackles, 82 solo tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss (school record) and 10 sacks. He was the first player in school history to win the J. P. Metras Trophy for the outstanding lineman in Canadian universities. He also received the Alouette alumni trophy for the outstanding player in Quebec football and played in the East–West Shrine Game.

Professional career[edit]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Chevrier was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round (241st overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft to play as a long snapper.[1] He was also selected by the Edmonton Eskimos fifth overall in the 2001 CFL Draft. On September 2, he was waived after being passed on the depth chart by Joe Zelenka.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On September 4, 2001, Chevrier was claimed off waivers by the Dallas Cowboys, who were looking to replace long snapper Dale Hellestrae who was released in a salary-cap move.[2] On November 13, he was cut after struggling with his long snapper duties and having an errant snap that led to placekicker Tim Seder being injured.[3][4] He was replaced with Mike Solwold.

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

On December 4, 2001, he was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals to the practice squad. On December 7, he was promoted to the active roster after Brad St. Louis re-aggravated his left groin injury.[5]

In 2002, he was allocated to the Barcelona Dragons of NFL Europe, where he appeared in 10 games, while recording 7 tackles, one forced fumble and 3 special teams tackles. On August 26, he was released by the Bengals after not being able to pass St. Louis on the depth chart.

Edmonton Eskimos[edit]

On September 26, 2002, he signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, playing in 5 games and making 4 tackles. The next year, he appeared in all 18 regular season games, posting 15 tackles, 6 special team tackles, 3 knockdowns and one quarterback sack.

New York Jets[edit]

On March 22, 2004, he was signed as a free agent by the New York Jets.[6] He was released on August 28.[7]

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

On January 31, 2005, he signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. The next year, he played the whole season wearing a cast on his left hand, while making 9 tackles, 8 special teams tackles and one quarterback sack.

In 2008, he registered 13 special-teams tackles, one defensive tackle and one pass defensed. The next year, he was converted into an offensive tackle, playing as a reserve and making 7 special teams tackles.

In 2010, he posted 5 special teams tackles, one punt for 53 yards, one fumble recovery and one reception for his second career touchdown. The next year, he had 8 special teams tackles.

In 2012, he tallied 5 special teams. The next year appeared in all 18 regular-season games, made 9 special-teams tackles and also played in the Western Final.

In 2014, he became the 23rd player in franchise history to play with the club at least 10 seasons. He also earned the CFL's Tom Pate Memorial Award for outstanding sportsmanship and community contributions.[8] He wasn't re-signed after the 2015 season. During his time with the team he served as an offensive lineman, defensive lineman and fullback.

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

After not signing with a team for much of the 2016 season, Chevrier signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders on October 21 and played in 3 games. He was not re-signed after the season.

Personal life[edit]

Before becoming a pro-footballer, Randy spent some time working in various downtown Montreal nightclubs. This included occasional stints as a busboy at Metropolis where his older brother was a manager.

In 2000, while working as a bouncer, he was stabbed in the side of his chest, with the knife narrowly missing his lung.[9] He hosted a radio show on Fan 960 called the “Chevy and Nasty show” with former Stampeders teammate Sheldon Napastuk.

Further reading[edit]

  • "Three McGill grads make grade in CFL". Canadian Interuniversity Sport. July 1, 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Long, Winding Road Led Chevrier To Jacksonville". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "Weinke Returns To Practice, Splits Snaps With Lytle". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "Cowboys sign kicker". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  7. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  8. ^ "Chevrier recognized for community work with Pate Award". cfl.ca. November 27, 2014. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  9. ^ "McGill snapper on Jaguars". Retrieved February 19, 2018.

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