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Chris Chester

Date of birth : 1983-01-12
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Tustin, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-27

Chris Chester (born January 12, 1983 in Tustin, California) is an American football guard/center for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League.

Highlights:

o Has started at both TE and guard during his career
o Ravens posted 5,619 total yards (second-highest total in franchise history) in 2009
o Baltimore tied a franchise record for points (391, 2003) in 2009
o Ravens set a franchise record for most TDs (47) and rushing TDs (22) in 2009
o Baltimore allowed a franchise-low 17 sacks, the second-fewest (Ind. - 15) in the NFL in 2006

Pro Career:

2009: (16/13, 2/1) Helped the Ravens post 5,619 total yards (second-highest total in franchise history), including three of the top single-game yardage totals in team history (548 in game 13 vs. Det. - 12/13, 501 in game 1 vs. KC - 9/13 and 479 yards in game 3 vs. Cle. - 9/27)...Protected QB Joe Flacco, allowing him to set career highs in attempts (499), completions (315), completion percentage (63.1), yards (3,613), TDs (21) and QB rating (88.9)...Also helped pave the way for the Ravens to rush for 2,200 yards, including 1,339 yards (third-highest total in franchise history) by RB Ray Rice, who finished second in the NFL in yards from scrimmage (2,041) and became just the second player in franchise history (Jamal Lewis - 2,271 in 2003) to gain 2,000 combined yards...Started at TE (Ravens began the game in a two-TE set) and helped pave the way for a Ravens’ franchise-record 548 total yards, including 230 passing and 308 rushing yards (second-most in franchise history) and a franchise-record 5 rushing TDs in the 48-3 victory in game 13 vs. Det. (12/13)...Played in his 50th career game when he started at RG and was part of a line that helped pave the way for 125 team rushing yards and 1 TD in game 7 vs. Den. (11/1)... Also protected Flacco, allowing him to complete a franchise-record-tying 80% of his passes (20 of 25) in the 30-7 victory...Started at RG and helped set a then-Ravens’ franchise record with 501 total yards in game 1 vs. KC (9/13)...Helped pave the way for 198 yards rushing and protected Flacco, allowing him to throw for a career-high 307 yards and 3 TDs in the 38-24 win...Helped the Ravens rush for 321 yards (4.5 avg.) and 4 TDs in 2 postseason contests...Also helped protect Flacco, with the Ravens only allowing 1 sack on 45 dropbacks in the two games...Saw extensive action from scrimmage and helped the Ravens rush for a postseason-franchise-record 234 yards and 4 TDs, including a postseason franchise-record 83-yard TD run (second-longest rush in NFL postseason history) by Rice on the first play from scrimmage in the 33-14 victory in the Wild Card Game at NE (1/10/10)...Ravens also did not allow a sack against the Patriots.

2008: (16/11, 3/3) Was switched back from TE after a season-ending knee injury to RG Marshal Yanda in game 5 (Chester worked at both TE and O-line in 2008 training camp)...Helped pave the way for the Ravens to rush for 2,376 yards and a then-franchise-record 20 TDs, including 902 yards and 10 TDs by Pro Bowl FB Le’Ron McClain...Also helped protect rookie QB Joe Flacco, allowing him to complete 257 of 428 passes (60.0%) for 2,971 yards and 14 TDs for an 80.3 QB rating (fifth-best single-season mark in franchise history)...O-line allowed the second-fewest sacks in franchise history (33)...Helped pave the way for the Ravens to rush for 274 yards and 4 TDs in the postseason, as part of a line that allowed just 3 sacks in 78 pass plays in the playoffs.

2007: (16/5) Helped protect Ravens QBs, allowing them time to complete a franchise-record 341 passes (61.2%) for 3,308 yards and helped open holes, allowing the Ravens to rush for 1,797 yards and 11 TDs.

2006: (11/4, 1/0) Helped protect Ravens QBs, allowing a franchise-low 17 sacks, the second-fewest (Ind. - 15) in the NFL in 2006...Also helped pave the way for the Ravens to rush for 1,637 yards and 11 TDs...Started his first-career game at RG and helped Jamal Lewis rush a careerhigh-tying 3 TDs and protected QB Steve McNair, allowing him to post an 89.9 QB rating, completing 70.6% of his passes for 236 yards and no INTs in the 24-10 win in game 10 vs. Atl. (11/19)...Saw his first-career NFL action on special teams in game 5 at Den. (10/9).

College

o Found a home on the O-line as a senior
o Came to the Sooner program as a 220-pound TE, adding over 60 pounds during college
o Appeared in 22 career games, starting 9
o Collected 25 knockdown blocks for a Sooner offense that averaged 355.1 ypg in 2005
o Posted 5 TD-resulting blocks that season
o Played 3 positions on offense (TE, RG and C)
o Used mostly on special teams as a junior
o Redshirted as a freshman in 2001
o Political science major.

Personal:

#Two-time Golden West All-League and 1st-team All Orange County selection by the Los Angeles Times
#Chester was rated the 8th-best TE in the nation by Rivals.com during his senior year at Tustin (CA) HS
#Gained 815 yards with 11 TDs receiving as a senior and rushed for 450 yards and 5 scores
#Earned the League Defensive Player of the Year honors as a small forward on the basketball team as a junior
#Was an accomplished basketball player and discus thrower
#Chester was 1 of 32 players to attend The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Feb. 24-27 and March 25-27, 2009)
#The Wharton program focuses on a broad range of business topics, including financial analysis, entrepreneurship, real estate development, stock market investing, negotiation skills, risk management, and community reinvestment
#Attendees work on individual real estate, entrepreneurial and personal finance projects during the month between the program’s 2 sessions
#Chris and his wife, Kirbie, have two sons, Sean Hendrix, born 10/27/05, and Sylas James, born 7/25/09
#Full name: Christopher Sean Chester.


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