American Football Database
American Football Database
For his son, see Chet Gladchuk Jr..
Chet Gladchuk
Date of birth: (1917-04-04)April 4, 1917
Place of birth: Bridgeport, Connecticut
Date of death: September 4, 1967(1967-09-04) (aged 50)
Place of death: Northampton, Massachusetts
Career information
Position(s): Center
NFL Draft: 1941 / Round: 2 / Pick: 12
(By the Pittsburgh Steelers)
Playing stats at
College Football Hall of Fame

Chester Stephen Gladchuk Sr. (April 4, 1917 – September 4, 1967) was an American football center who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants. He played college football at Boston College and was selected as a first-team All-American by the Associated Press in 1940. He was drafted in the second round of the 1941 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. After playing seven seasons for the New York Giants and after taking a season off, Gladchuk joined the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League in 1949, played a full 12-game season, and helped win the Larks first Grey Cup. Gladchuk was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1975.


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