Chris Colmer
Date of birth: (1980-11-21)November 21, 1980
Place of birth: Port Jefferson, NY
Date of death: December 28, 2010(2010-12-28) (aged 30)
Career information
Position(s): Offensive tackle
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
College: North Carolina State
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 3 / Pick 91
 As player:
2005–2006 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Playing stats at

Christopher James "Chris" Colmer (November 21, 1980 – December 30, 2010) was an American football offensive lineman in the National Football League.[1] He played professionally for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Early yearsEdit

Colmer graduated from Earl L. Vandermeulen High School, located in his hometown of Port Jefferson, New York. He was named to the All-Long Island squad and the Golden 50 All-State team, where he was a team captain playing tackle. He also earned a USA Today honorable mention All American.

College careerEdit

Colmer went to college at North Carolina State and was the first person from his high school to earn a Division I scholarship in 27 years. In his junior year, he was co-winner of the teams' Jim Richter Award, giving annually by North Carolina State to the team's best offensive lineman. In 2003 he missed his college season due to Parsonage Turner Syndrome.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Colmer was drafted 91st in the 2005 NFL Draft.[3] The Tampa Bay Buccaneers received this pick in a trade with the San Diego Chargers. He was released on June 6, 2007 due to a shoulder injury


Colmer was teaching as a technology teacher at Little Flower U.F.S.D. and coaching at Centereach High School on Long Island in New York, when he died at the age of thirty on December 28, 2010.[4]


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