|Green Bay Packers|
|Position:||Strength & Conditioning Coordinator|
|Born:||March 8, 1975|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school:||Cleveland (OH) St. Ignatius|
|Career NFL statistics|
Christopher Aaron Gizzi is an assistant coach and former linebacker in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers. He played for two seasons with the Packers with one start. Gizzi carried out the American Flag for the Packers on the next game following the September 11th attacks and its ten-year anniversary.
Early life[edit | edit source]
College career[edit | edit source]
Gizzi went to college at the United States Air Force Academy where he lettered in football in 1994, 1996, and 1997. He was named as the Western Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 1996 and 1997.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Gizzi was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Denver Broncos in 1998. He was listed on the Bronco's inactive roster while fulfilling his military obligation with the Air Force during the 1998 and 1999 football seasons.
Gizzi made the Green Bay Packers squad in 2000, playing in eleven games. He played in twelve games and had one start in 2001. He recording five tackles, four assists, and one forced fumble that year. It was his final season in the league as a player.
During his time with the Packers, Gizzi led the team onto the field while carrying the American flag before the team's first game following the September 11 Attacks. Gizzi was a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve at the time.
Gizzi, though out of the league for quite a few years, was honored by the Packers and carried the American flag on to the field during pregame ceremonies for the NFL season opener between the Saints and Packers held at Lambeau Field on September 8, 2011.
Coach[edit | edit source]
Gizzi was the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University of North Carolina football team in 2013. He founded and ran a strength and conditioning business called Atlas Performance in downtown Chicago in 2010 with his wife, Jennifer Gizzi. Gizzi was named as the Green Bay Packers coach for the same role on February 7, 2014. On February 18, 2019 Gizzi was promoted to Strength & Conditioning Coordinator for the Packers.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Career Statistics". Pro Football Reference.com. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/G/GizzCh20.htm. Retrieved February 8, 2014.
- "Green Bay Packers: Chris Gizzi". Green Bay Packers. http://www.packers.com/team/coaches/chris-gizzi/8e08323b-20e4-4f58-9d21-412ed1ec0319?icampaign=hottopics. Retrieved February 8, 2014.
- Packersnews.com | Green Bay Packers | Out of Bounds blog» Remember that flag, that moment?
- Siegle, Evan. "Green Bay Packers season opener pregame ceremonies". Green Bay Press Gazette. http://www.packers.com/team/coaches/chris-gizzi/8e08323b-20e4-4f58-9d21-412ed1ec0319?icampaign=hottopics. Retrieved February 8, 2014.