Chris Hinton

Chris Hinton
No. 75, 71, 78
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1961-07-31) July 31, 1961
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school: Chicago (IL) Phillips
College: Northwestern
NFL Draft: 1983 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 177
Games started: 172
Fumble Recovered: 7
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Christopher Jerrod Hinton (born July 31, 1961) is a former American football tackle and guard who played thirteen seasons in the National Football League, mainly with the Indianapolis Colts.

After being selected by the Denver Broncos as the fourth pick in the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft, he was traded to the Colts for John Elway. Hinton later said that he had "a good career, but I will always be known as the guy traded for John Elway." He went to seven Pro Bowls, six with the Colts and one with the Atlanta Falcons. (Hinton also said "I used to always be kidded by the guys on the Colts, 'We could've had Elway instead of you.' And I'd say, 'Yeah, but you wouldn't have had anybody to block for him.'")[1] He was the second player since the Colts moved to Indianapolis in 1984 to be inducted into the Indianapolis Colts Ring of Honor, behind receiver Bill Brooks . He played college football at Northwestern University where he was a first-team All-American, first-team All-Big Ten, and a team captain. He currently owns and operates a wine store with two locations, one in Johns Creek, Georgia and the other in Sandy Springs, Georgia.[2]


  1. "Elway to Marino". 30 for 30. Season 2. 2013-04-23. ESPN.
  2. "About us". Hinton's Wine Store. Retrieved 2013-05-25.

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