Fred Childress
No. 69     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1966-09-17) September 17, 1966 (age 53)
Place of birth: Little Rock, Arkansas
Career information
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Retired
Career highlights and awards
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Fred Childress (also known as "Freddie Childress"), born September 17, 1966 (aka "the Big Chill" for his 6 feet 4 inch and 345 pound size) is a former all-star offensive lineman in the Canadian Football League and the National Football League.


Childress played his college football at the University of Arkansas, where he was selected as a 2nd team All-American by Pro Football Weekly as a senior in 1988.

Professional careerEdit

Childress was selected in the 2nd round of the 1989 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. After two seasons of tryouts, he finally played one season for the New England Patriots in 1991 (scoring a touchdown) and another in 1992 for the Cleveland Browns.[1]

Childress moved to the CFL with the Shreveport Pirates in 1994 and switched to the Birmingham Barracudas in 1995 (both failed expansion franchises in the CFL bid to play in the US). He then went on to an 8 year stay with the Calgary Stampeders, where he was an all-star 6 times, received the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award in 1998, the DeMarco-Becket Memorial Trophy in 1997 and won the Grey Cup in 1998 and 2001.

Childress played his final three seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He retired from the CFL after the 2006 season.

References Edit

  1. Freddie Childress Past Stats, Statistics, History, and Awards -

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