Wally Chambers

Wally Chambers
No. 60
Position: Defensive linemen
Personal information
Date of birth: (1951-05-15) May 15, 1951
Place of birth: Phenix City, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school: Mount Clemens (MI)
College: Eastern Kentucky
NFL Draft: 1973 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Fumble recoveries: 3
Interceptions: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Wallace Hashim Chambers (born May 15, 1951)[1] is a former American football defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears and defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1970s. He was selected with the eighth overall pick by the Bears in the 1973 NFL Draft out of Eastern Kentucky University, and played previous to that for Mount Clemens High School, where he graduated in 1969.


Chambers attended Eastern Kentucky University[2] Eastern Kentucky University gives out a Wally Chambers Scholarship to an applicant involved in athletics at Eastern Kentucky University. [3]

Professional career

Chambers was chosen as the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year following the 1973 NFL season and was selected to play in the Pro Bowl three times (1973, 1975 and 1976). Chambers was named All-Pro following the 1976 campaign, 1976 NFL linemen of the year, NFC defensive player of the year (1975 and 1976) and also garnered second team All-Pro honors in 1973, 1974 and 1975. [4]

Coaching career

Following his playing career Chambers coached at the University of Northern Iowa, at East Carolina University, and for the New York Jets[5]

In 1989 Chambers was a defensive coach for the New York Jets under Joe Walton [6][7]

Personal life

Chambers has had trouble standing up the last 10 years due to knee and back problems and spends a great deal of his time in a wheel chair. [8][9]


Preceded by
Jack Youngblood
UPI NFC Defensive Player of the Year
Succeeded by
Harvey Martin
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