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Wally Chambers Biography

Chicago Bears Great Star Dies: Wally Chambers Biography, Wiki, Age, Family, Net Worth, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Wally Chambers Biography

Wallace Hashim Chambers was an 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.

Wally Chambers Age

He was 68 years old.

Wally Chambers Education

Chambers enrolled at Mount Clemens High School, where he graduated in 1969. Later on, he joined Eastern Kentucky University where he was selected with the eighth overall pick by the Bears in the 1973 NFL Draft.

Wally Chambers College

Chambers attended Eastern Kentucky University.

Wally Chambers Professional Playing 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.

Wally Chambers Coaching Career

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

In 1989 Chambers was a defensive coach for the New York Jets under Joe Walton. He then served as the defensive line coach for the WLAF’s Ohio Glory in their sole season in 1992 under head coach Larry Little.

Wally Chambers Personal life

Chambers had trouble standing up the last 10 years of his life due to knee and back problems and spent a great deal of his time in a wheelchair or using a walker. He lived in Saginaw, Michigan with his wife Patsy.

Wally Chambers Injury

In his third trip to the Pro Bowl, however, Chambers banged his right knee during the January 1977 game, leading to “traumatic arthritis” and the decomposing of the cartilage underneath his kneecap. He suffered a knee injury in the 1977 Pro Bowl that ended up limiting his playing time the following year. He had trouble standing up the last 10 years of his life due to knee and back problems and spent a great deal of his time in a wheelchair or using a walker.

Wally Chambers Death, Wally Chambers Cause of Death

Chambers passed away this Sunday, September 22nd, at the age of 68. Cause of death has not been announced–An administrator in the athletic department at Eastern Kentucky University, Chambers’ alma mater, confirmed his death Wednesday.

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