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Chris Slade
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Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-01-30) January 30, 1971 (age 48)
Place of birth: Newport News, Virginia
Career information
College: Virginia
NFL Draft: 1993 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New England Patriots ( 1993)
Career highlights and awards
* Consensus All-American (1992)
Games played     142
Games started     108
Tackles     665
Quarterback sacks     53.5
Forced fumbles     16
Touchdowns     2
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Christopher Carroll Slade (born January 30, 1971) is an American former professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons. He played college football for the Virginia Cavaliers, and earned consensus All-American honors. A second-round pick in the 1993 NFL Draft, he played professionally for the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers of the NFL. Slade was recognized as a Pro Bowl selection and All-Pro after the 1997 season.

Personal lifeEdit

Slade was born in Newport News, Virginia.[1] He graduated from Tabb High School in Yorktown, Virginia,[2] where he played for the Tabb Tigers high school football team. Chris is married to Talisa Slade, a Global Health Consultant; he is the head football coach at Pace Academy, they have two children.

College careerEdit

While attending the University of Virginia on an athletic scholarship, Slade played for coach George Welsh's Cavaliers teams from 1989 to 1992. As a senior in 1992 and a junior in 1991, he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American.

Professional careerEdit

The New England Patriots selected Slade in the second round, as the 31st overall pick, of the 1993 NFL Draft,[3] and he played for the Patriots from 1993 to 2000.[4] During his final pro season in 2001, he was a member of the Carolina Panthers.[1] In nine NFL seasons, he played in 142 regular season games, started 108 of them, and compiled 665 tackles, 53.5 quarterback sacks, 16 forced fumbles, three interceptions and two touchdowns.[4]

NFL statisticsEdit

Year Team Games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Fumble Return Yards Interceptions Interception REturn Yards Yards per Interception Return Longest Interception Return Interceptions Returned for Touchdown Passes Defended
1993 NE 16 39 25 14 9.0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 NE 16 102 60 42 9.5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1995 NE 16 94 70 24 4.0 1 2 0 0 1 27 27 1 4
1996 NE 16 68 49 19 7.0 3 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 3
1997 NE 16 87 61 26 9.0 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 8
1998 NE 15 70 43 27 4.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1999 NE 16 94 52 42 4.5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
2000 NE 16 78 52 26 4.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 CAR 15 24 17 7 2.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Career 142 656 429 227 53.5 16 3 0 3 3 1 2 1 27
[5]

Life after footballEdit

Slade is married to Talisa Slade, a Global Health Consultant; he is the high school head football coach at Pace Academy in Atlanta. His 2015 Pace Academy varsity squad won the AA 2015 Georgia High School football Championship on December 12, 2015. He and his wife have two children and reside in Atlanta, Georgia.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 National Football League, Historical Players, Chris Slade. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  2. databaseFootball.com, Players, Chris Slade Script error. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  3. Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1993 National Football League Draft. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Chris Slade. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  5. "Chris Slade Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/417/chris-slade. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
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