American Football Database
American Football Database
Pete Chryplewicz
No. 81     
Tight End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1974-04-27) April 27, 1974 (age 47)
Place of birth: Detroit, Michigan
Career information
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 5 / Pick: 135
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Detroit Lions (19971999)
Career highlights and awards
Receptions     9
Receiving Yards     65
Touchdowns     3
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Pete Chryplewicz (born April 27, 1974) is a former American football tight end who played in the NFL for the Detroit Lions.

High school career

Chryplewicz attended high school at Sterling Heights Stevenson High School in Sterling Heights, Michigan. He was named Michigan's top high school football recruit in 1991.[1]

College career

Chryplewicz played for the University of Notre Dame, where he had 48 catches and five touchdowns over five seasons. He sat out the 1994 season with a broken wrist, which allowed him the fifth season of eligibility. He was a named an honorable mention to the 1996 College Football All-America Team.[2]

NFL career

Chryplewicz was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fifth round (135th overall) of the 1997 NFL Draft. He played three seasons with the Lions, recording nine catches and three touchdowns.


Chryplewicz is fluent in Polish.[3] He now works in manufacturing sales.[4]