|Date of birth:January 29, 1971|
|Undrafted in 1994|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Edmonton Eskimos (1994–1995)|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
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. He retired after the 1998 season.
In 2000, Vargas donated part of his lungs to his brother-in-law.
- List of NCAA major college football yearly passing leaders
- List of NCAA major college football yearly total offense leaders
- ↑ Pack special section: Vargas says Nevada's QBs must put team first
- ↑ "Reinhold hands ball to Vargas". Winnipeg Free Press. https://newspaperarchive.com/winnipeg-free-press-sep-09-1997-p-45/. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
- ↑ "Former CFLer donates lung to brother in law". CBC. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/former-cfler-donates-lung-to-brother-in-law-1.204469. Retrieved 16 August 2018.