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Chris Hairston

Chris Hairston





6 Years Pro

2016 Season


The versatile Chris Hairston originally joined the Chargers on a one-year contract in 2015 and he became one of the team’s most valuable performers.



The versatile Chris Hairston originally joined the Chargers on a one-year contract in 2015 and he became one of the team’s most valuable performers. Hairston played in all 16 games that season and started 11. As injuries wreaked havoc on the Chargers’ offensive line, he saw time at every position but center, starting nine games at left tackle, one at left guard and one at right guard, while also seeing time at right tackle. The 2016 season was much of the same as Hairston played in 15 games with five starts, including four at left tackle and one at right tackle.

Hairston proved to be equal parts tough and versatile right from the get-go. During his first year with the Chargers, Hairston turned in perhaps his most impressive performance during a game against Green Bay just six days after he suffered a severe ankle injury during a Monday Night Football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. As injuries left the Chargers shorthanded on the offensive line, Hairston defied the odds and played a season-high 92 snaps against the Packers as Philip Rivers set franchise records for attempts, completions and yards. His gritty performance caused an emotional Rivers to tear up after the game.

Hairston and his high school sweetheart, the former Carmen Baldwin, were married in July. The couple has two children – son, Chris Jr., and daughter, Chloe. Hairston’s second cousin is former Baylor University guard-forward Ishmail Wainright, who played in all 35 games for the Bears as a senior in 2016-17 while averaging 5.5 points per game and 5.1 rebounds.


TRANSACTION HISTORY: Fourth-round pick (122) by Buffalo, April 30, 2011...signed July with Buffalo, April 22, 2014...contract expired March 10, 2015...signed with Chargers, April two-year contract with Chargers March 24, 2016.


2016: Started at left tackle for King Dunlap Sept. 25 at Indianapolis...left New Orleans game Oct. 2 in late second quarter with groin injury and did not return...started for Joe Barksdale at right tackle Oct. 9 at Oakland...saw brief action at left and right tackle Oct. 30 at Denver...took over at right tackle in fourth quarter Nov. 13 vs. Miami for injured Barksdale...started at left tackle Dec. 24 at Cleveland and Jan. 1 vs. Kansas City for injured Dunlap. 2

2015: Saw reserve action at both right guard and right tackle in second half of 33-28 Sept. 13 win over Detroit...replaced D.J. Fluker at right guard and then took over at right tackle later when Joe Barksdale left game for brief second quarter vs. Lions, came into game as extra tackle for one play and threw key block to open hole for Danny Woodhead on nine-yard touchdown run...started Sept. 20 at right guard for injured Fluker...saw action at left guard Sept. 27 at Minnesota for injured Orlando Franklin...started at left tackle Oct. 4 for injured King Dunlap in 30-27 win over Cleveland Oct. 4 as Bolts passed for 358 yards and three touchdowns, while line surrendered just two sacks in won contest on 34-yard field goal with no time left on clock...started at left tackle Oct. 12 vs. Pittsburgh but left game in second quarter with ankle injury and did not return...played entire game at left tackle Oct. 18 at Green Bay as Philip Rivers set franchise records for attempts, completions and yards...saw action briefly at left tackle Oct. 25 vs. Oakland...took over at left tackle in first quarter Nov. 1 at Baltimore for injured Dunlap...briefly left game with knee injury but returned to finish captain Nov. 9 vs. Chicago...took over at left tackle in third quarter Nov. 22 vs. Kansas City for Dunlap...started for Dunlap at left tackle during 31-25 win Nov. 29 at Jacksonville... played all 71 snaps as line allowed just two sacks in 45 total dropbacks while Rivers passed for 300 yards and four touchdowns...took over for Dunlap at left tackle in first quarter Dec. 13 at Kansas City...started for Dunlap at left tackle Dec. 20 vs. Miami and helped team rush for season-high 140 yards, while line allowed just one sack in 37 passing plays as Rivers threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns...left Oakland game Dec. 24 at halftime with abdominal injury...returned as starting left tackle for Dunlap Jan. 3 at Denver but left game on first offensive series after re-aggravating abdominal injury.

2014: Saw action in every game, seeing time on both line and special teams.

2013: Spent season on “Reserve-Non-Football Injury” list.

2012: Took over at left tackle for injured Cordy Glenn Sept. 30 vs. New England...starting left tackle Oct. 7 at San Francisco, Oct. 14 at Arizona and Oct. 21 vs. Tennessee...started at right tackle Nov. 4 at Houston, Nov. 11 at Patriots, Nov. 15 vs. Miami, Nov. 25 at Indianapolis and Dec. 2 vs. Jacksonville...helped Bills rush for season-high 232 yards vs. Jaguars but left game third quarter with ankle injury and did not return...placed on “Reserve-Injured” list Dec. 6.

2011: NFL debut Sept. 11 at Kansas City, seeing time at left and right tackle...first-career start as left tackle Oct. 9 vs. Philadelphia...part of line that held League’s top-ranked sack defense to just one sack...started Oct. 16 at New York Giants but left game in fourth quarter with ankle injury...inactive (ankle) Oct. 30 vs. Washington and did not play next two games...returned Nov. 20 at Miami and started final seven games of season at left tackle.


COLLEGE: First-team All-ACC as senior...started 36 of 47 games, including 22 straight to close out career...redshirted in 2006...played at Clemson from major.


PERSONAL: Born in Winston-Salem, N.C....first-team all-state and two-time all-region and all-conference lineman at Carver High School in Winston-Salem.


Career Stats


Recent Games

17KCL 27-37
16@CLEL 17-20
15OAKL 16-19
14@CARL 16-28
13TBL 21-28
12@HOUW 21-13
10MIAL 24-31
9TENW 43-35
8@DENL 19-27
7@ATLW 33-30
6DENW 21-13
5@OAKL 31-34
4NOL 34-35
3@INDL 22-26
2JAXW 38-14
1@KCL 27-33


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Houston Texans1------
Indianapolis Colts1------
Jacksonville Jaguars1------
Kansas City Chiefs2------
Miami Dolphins1------
New Orleans Saints1------
Oakland Raiders2---1--
Tampa Bay Buccaneers1------
Tennessee Titans0------

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Qualcomm Stadium7------
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Atlanta Falcons10----------
Carolina Panthers10----------
Cleveland Browns11100-0-----
Denver Broncos20----------
Houston Texans10----------
Indianapolis Colts10----------
Jacksonville Jaguars10----------
Kansas City Chiefs20----------
Miami Dolphins10----------
New Orleans Saints10----------
Oakland Raiders20----------
Tampa Bay Buccaneers10----------
Tennessee Titans00----------

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vs AFC Teams111100-0-----
vs NFC Teams40----------
vs Own Division60----------

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Arrowhead Stadium10----------
Bank of America Stadium10----------
FirstEnergy Stadium11100-0-----
Georgia Dome10----------
Lucas Oil Stadium10----------
NRG Stadium10----------
Oakland Coliseum10----------
Qualcomm Stadium70----------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High10----------

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