|Date of birth: May 12, 1978|
|Place of birth: Montgomery, Alabama|
|High School: Lanier High School|
|Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)||Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)|
|Undrafted in 2000|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
|Career highlights and awards|
Chrys Chukwuma (born May 12, 1978) in Montgomery, Alabama is a former professional American football running back who was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys and has played for the Las Vegas Outlaws of the defunct XFL, Tennessee Titans, Edmonton Eskimos, Montgomery Maulers and the Arkansas Stars of the National Indoor Football League. He was drafted in the 16th round of the All American Football League by Team Arkansas.
High School[edit | edit source]
Chrys attended Lanier High School located in Montgomery, Alabama. He was named all-state and all-metro honors due to his senior career that totaled 1,200 rushing yards and 16 TDs. He was also a member of the track and baseball teams.
College[edit | edit source]
Chukwuma attended Arkansas. His freshman year he went into the record book for most rushing yards in school history for a freshman with 590 yards. His sophomore year he gained 186 yards for 3 touchdowns. He was later sidelined due to a back injury that put him out the rest of the season.As a junior he led Arkansas with 870 yards and 8 touchdowns for 149 carries. His senior year was the second leading rusher with 552 yards and 8 touchdowns on 172 carries.
Pro career[edit | edit source]
He went undrafted in the 2000 NFL Draft. He was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Dallas Cowboys in 2000. Chrys was drafted in the XFL Draft by the Las Vegas Outlaws. During his tenure in the XFL his nickname was Chuckwagon.In on May 8, 2001, he was signed by the Tennessee Titans, however he was injured before the season. On April 23, 2002, Chrys was signed by the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL. He was released on June 6. Chrys did not play on a professional team until 2005 when he was signed by the Montgomery Maulers. He rushed for 535 yards, 25 touchdowns and 7 catches for 1 TD. On December 15 he was signed by the Arkansas Stars. In the 2006 season for the Stars he rushed for 324 yards and 10 TDs. In 2008 he was drafted by Team Arkansas of the defunct All American Football League. The league never played a game.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Former Hog Football Player Bios". Hognation.net. http://www.hognation.net/football/bios/c.html. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
- "Las Vegas Outlaws Roster-Chrys Chukwuma". All-xfl.com. 1978-05-12. http://www.all-xfl.com/lasvegasoutlaws/team/roster/chryschukwuma.htm. Retrieved 2012-08-17.