BornAllentown, Pennsylvania
NFL Draft1951 / Round 10
Cleveland Browns
Green Bay Packers

Chester Gierula was an American football player. He was selected in the tenth round of the 1951 NFL Draft.

Gierula was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and attended William Allen High School.[1][2]

Gierula attended college at the University of Maryland, where he played football as a guard. He played on the offensive line alongside Maryland football greats Bob Ward and Dick Modzelewski. Gierula was said to have played "his best game of the year" in the 1950 upset win over number-two Michigan State in East Lansing, Michigan.[3]

In 1951, Gierula was selected in the tenth round of the 1951 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. In 1954, Gierula (along with Bobby Garrett, John Bauer, and Jack Miller) was traded to the Green Bay Packers for Babe Parilli and Bob Fleck.[4]


  1. Lehigh Valley All-Time Football Team Nominees, The Morning Call (Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania), retrieved 26 December 2008.
  2. Text from Page 281, Reveille, University of Maryland yearbook, 1951, p. 281, retrieved 26 December 2008.
  3. Text from Page 286, Reveille, University of Maryland Yearbook, 1951, p. 286, retrieved 26 December 2008.
  4. The 1954 Packers (4–8): Pre-Season, The Green Bay Packers - America's Real Team, retrieved 26 December 2008.

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