Chris Chambers Biography
Chris Chambers born as Christopher J. Chambers is a former American football wide receiver who played ten seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He also played college football for the University of Wisconsin. Chris was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft, and also played for the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs.
Chris Chambers Age
Chris was born on August 12, 1978, in Cleveland, Ohio. He is 41 years old as of 2019.
Chris Chambers Wife
Chambers married Stacey Saunders in 2010.
Chris Chambers NFL
In the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft, Chambers was drafted by the Miami Dolphins 52nd overall. He turned in one of the most productive seasons of any rookie wide receiver in club history. He began seven of the 16 games in which he played, and finished with 48 receptions for 883 yards and seven touchdowns.
His yardage and touchdown totals both led the team, as did his 18.4-yards per reception average. His reception figure ranked third on the team behind those of fellow receivers Oronde Gadsden and James McKnight. Chambers finished the year ranked 18th in the AFC in receiving yards, while his average per catch was first among the top 20 receivers in both the AFC and NFC.
Chambers topped the 100-yard receiving mark three times. He also returned 36 kickoffs for a 22.5-yard average with a long of 47. Chambers missed the team’s first-round playoff game on January 13, 2002, against the Baltimore Ravens due to a sprained ankle suffered the last week of the regular season.
In 2002 his rushing total on the year was the fourth-highest single-season total by a Dolphins wide receiver at the time and it was the highest figure since Nat Moore had 89 yards in 1977. Chambers began all 16 games in 2003, becoming the first Dolphins wide receiver to do so since Oronde Gadsden in 2000.
Chris since 1999 accounted for the most catches by a Dolphin when Tony Martin had 67 receptions. His yardage total was the most by a Dolphin since Martin had 1,037 yards in 1999, and his 11 touchdowns were the most since Mark Clayton hauled in 12 receiving scores in 1991.
Before October 16, 2007, NFL trade deadline, the San Diego Chargers acquired wide receiver, Chris, from the Miami Dolphins for a 2nd round pick in the upcoming 2008 NFL Draft.
As of Week 15 in the 2008 season with the San Diego Chargers, Chris had 26 receptions for 357 yards with 5 touchdowns, and 1 rushing yard on 1 rushing attempt.
He was inactive in weeks 6 and 7 due to an ankle injury sustained during a game against the Miami Dolphins. Chambers completed the 2008 season with 33 receptions for 462 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Chris Chambers Football
Chris topped the football team in receiving his sophomore season when he totaled 28 catches for 563 yards and seven touchdowns, including an 80-yard grab against Michigan. He missed two games as a junior with a broken finger, but still led the team in receiving with 41 catches for 578 yards and four scores, and was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection.
Despite playing in only nine games as a senior because of a stress fracture in his right foot, Chambers put together the most productive season of his career with 52 receptions for 813 yards and five touchdowns. He was a second-team All-Big Ten Conference selection.
He had the best game of his career when he hauled in 11 passes for 191 yards against Iowa. That game came one week after he had 11 receptions for 173 yards and a touchdown against Purdue.
He finished his collegiate career with 127 receptions for 2,004 yards and 16 touchdowns. He also rushed for 17 yards on two carries, returned one kickoff for 15 yards, and fielded five punts for two yards. He currently ranks fourth on the school’s all-time list for receptions and yardage, and fifth in receiving touchdowns.
He was part of Badger teams that won the Rose Bowl following the 1998 and 1999 seasons. Chambers signed a one-day contract to retire as a member of the Dolphins on April 19, 2018.
Chris Chambers Personal Life
Chambers at Wisconsin majored in sociology and law. He did a commercial for Reebok in which he is seen catching three footballs, one with each hand, then caught the third one between the two.
Chris Chambers Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $11 million.