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Chris Vargas
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-01-29) January 29, 1971 (age 49)
Career information
College: Nevada
Undrafted in 1994
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Edmonton Eskimos (19941995)
Career highlights and awards
Passing TDs–INTs     34–37
Passing yards     5,821

Chris Vargas (born January 29, 1971) is an American former gridiron football quarterback. He played in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for the Edmonton Eskimos, BC Lions and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He played college football for the Nevada Wolf Pack.[1]


Vargas played for Nevada in the 1990 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game, where the Wolf Pack lost to Georgia Southern, 36–13. He was then the starting quarterback for Nevada during the 1991 through 1993 seasons.

Vargas went undrafted in the 1994 NFL Draft, and went on to play in the Canadian Football League (CFL). In 1997, he took over as starting quarterback for Winnipeg.[2] He retired after the 1998 season.

In 2000, Vargas donated part of his lungs to his brother-in-law.[3]

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