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Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-11-27) November 27, 1972 (age 48)
Place of birth: North Branford, Connecticut
Career information
College: Yale
Undrafted in 1996
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Cincinnati Bengals
Career highlights and awards
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Chris Ray Hetherington (born November 27, 1972) is a former American football fullback in the NFL who last played for the San Francisco 49ers.[1] He went to Yale University. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1996. He then played for the Indianapolis Colts from 1996 to 1998. He was then signed by the Carolina Panthers from 1999 to 2002. He then played for the St. Louis Rams in 2002. He then played for the Oakland Raiders in 2003 and 2004. He was then signed by the 49ers in 2005.

Hetherington is one of several professional sports alumni of both Avon Old Farms school in Avon, Connecticut and Yale. At Avon, he was coached by Kevin Driscoll and was a three-sport standout (in baseball, ice hockey, and football). After graduating in 1991, he moved to Yale, where starred in football as starting quarterback and holds numerous passing records. He also played baseball at Yale, before graduating in 1995.


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