American Football Database
American Football Database
Chas Gessner
No. --     Free Agent
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-08-17) August 17, 1981 (age 40)
Place of birth: Washington, D.C.
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
College: Brown
Undrafted in 2003
Debuted in 2004 for the Berlin Thunder
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards

Chas Gessner (born August 17, 1981) is a former American football wide receiver. He was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2003 to begin his NFL career and earned a super bowl ring in his first year. He played college football and college lacrosse at Brown.

Gessner has also been a member of the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seattle Seahawks, the Berlin Thunder of NFL Europe, Orlando Predators of the Arena League, and the Florida Tuskers of the UFL.

Early years

Gessner attended Our Lady of the Good Counsel High School in Wheaton, Maryland and was a good student and a letterman in football, basketball, and lacrosse. In football, he won All-County and All-Conference honors. In lacrosse, he was a team captain and won All-America honors.

College career

In addition to excelling on the gridiron, Gessner was an All-America lacrosse player at Brown University.

Professional career

New England Patriots

Gessner earned a Super Bowl ring as a member of the New England Patriots in 2003. He was allocated by the New England Patriots to the Berlin Thunder of NFL Europe, helped them win the World Bowl in 2004 and was named to the All-NFL Europe team.

New York Jets

Subsequently, he joined the New York Jets in 2005.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Gessner saw his first significant playing time in a regular season NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals in 2007.

Orlando Predators

Gessner joined the Arena Football League in 2008 with the Orlando Predators where he was honored as the March Rookie of the Month and posted 76 receptions for 801 yards and 20 touchdowns in the first 11 weeks of the season.

Seattle Seahawks

Gessner was signed by the Seattle Seahawks to a two-year contract in May 2008.

Professional Lacrosse

Gessner was drafed 2nd overall by the Baltimore Bayhawks in the MLL 2008 draft in December 2008.

Second stint with Predators

later re-joined the Orlando Predators and played in their playoff game against the Cleveland Gladiators where he scored 3 touchdowns in the 69-66 loss to the Gladiators.

Florida Tuskers

Gessner was drafted by the Florida Tuskers on the UFL Premiere Season Draft in 2009 and signed with the team on August 17.[1] He was placed on injured reserve on October 25.


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