Chuck Commiskey
No. 66, 69, 55     
Guard / Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1958-03-02) March 2, 1958 (age 62)
Place of birth: Killeen, Texas
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 290 lb (132 kg)
Career information
College: Ole Miss
NFL Draft: 1981 / Round: 9 / Pick: 247
Debuted in 1983 for the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars
Last played in 1988 for the New Orleans Saints
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team USFL All-Time Team
  • USFL All-League Team (1984)
Career NFL statistics as of 1988
Games played     34
Games started     14
Stats at
Stats at

Charles Edward "Chuck" Commiskey (born March 2, 1958 in Killeen, Texas) is a former American football guard and center who played for three seasons in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints from 19861988. He also played for three seasons in the United States Football League for the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars from 19831985. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the ninth round of the 1981 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ole Miss.

College careerEdit

On August 15, 1978, Ole Miss Rebels football head coach Steve Sloan announced that Commiskey would be suspended for the entire 1978 season for disciplinary reasons.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Commiskey was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the ninth round of the 1981 NFL Draft. He was placed on injured reserve on August 25, 1981.[2] He was waived on September 6, 1982.[3]

Philadelphia/Baltimore StarsEdit

After being released from the Eagles, Commiskey signed with the Philadelphia Stars of the United States Football League in 1983. In 1984, he was named to the USFL All-League Team. He played with the Stars until 1985 when the league folded. He was named second-team to the USFL All-Time Team.

New Orleans SaintsEdit

Commiskey was signed by the New Orleans Saints following the fold of the USFL in 1986. He was re-signed to a two-year contract on March 29, 1988.[4]


  1. "Tingelhoff's Record Goes Down The Drain". Lakeland Ledger. Ledger Wires: p. 5D. August 16, 1978.,4694345&dq=chuck+commiskey&hl=en. Retrieved 2010-02-10. "Coach Steve Sloan announced Tuesday that Chuck Commiskey, starting center for the Mississippi Rebels, has been suspended for the 1978 season for disciplinary reasons. Sloan would not elaborate on the suspension."
  2. "Transactions". Gainesville Sun: p. 2D. August 26, 1981.,4964651&dq=chuck+commiskey&hl=en. Retrieved 2010-02-10. "PHILADELPHIA EAGLES-Placed Chuck Commiskey, offensive lineman, Scott Fitzkee, wide receiver; and Steve Wagner, linebacker, on the injured reserve list."
  3. "TRANSACTIONS". Sarasota Herald-Tribune: p. 9F. September 7, 1982.,4072694&dq=chuck+commiskey&hl=en. Retrieved 2010-02-10. "Philadelphia - Cut wide receivers Wally Henry and Rodney Parker, linebackers Ray Phillips, Mike Curcio and Aaron Brown, quarterback Jim Krohn, defensive end Brad Anae and center Chuck Commiskey and placed halfback Ken Jenkins, Jim Fritzsche and tight end Steve Folsom on injured reserve."
  4. "Transactions". New York Times: p. B10. March 30, 1988. Retrieved 2010-02-10. "NEW ORLEANS (NFC) - Signed Daren Gilbert, lineman, to a one-year contract; Chuck Commiskey, lineman, to a two-year contract; and Derek Holloway, wide receiver, and Garland Jean Baptiste, fullback."
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