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Wally Chambers
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Defensive linemen
Jersey #(s)
Born May 15, 1951 (1951-05-15) (age 58)
Phenix City, Alabama
Career information
Year(s) 19731979
NFL Draft 1973 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
College Eastern Kentucky
Professional teams
Career stats
Sacks --
Interceptions 1
Fumble recoveries 3
Stats at
Career highlights and awards

Wallace Hashim Chambers (born May 15, 1951 in Phenix City, Alabama) was 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 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 & 1976} and also garnered second team All-Pro honors in 1973,1974 & 1975.

Preceded by
Willie Buchanon
Defensive Rookie of the Year
Succeeded by
Jack Lambert
Preceded by
Jack Youngblood
UPI NFC Defensive Player of the Year
Succeeded by
Harvey Martin


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