Chris Hanburger

Chris Hanburger

Christian G. Hanburger, Jr. (born August 13, 1941 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League who played his entire fourteen year career with the Washington Redskins.

About Chris Hanburger

Christian G. Hanburger, Jr. (born August 13, 1941 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League who played his entire fourteen year career with the Washington Redskins from 1965 to 1978. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011. After being a star end for the 'Crabbers' at Hampton High School in Hampton, Virginia, Hanburger joined the Army. Years later, he accepted a scholarship from the University of North Carolina, where he played college football. From 1962 until 1964, Chris played for the Tar Heels on offense, at the center position, as well as on defense, as a middle linebacker. During his stay at UNC, Hanburger was named the All-Atlantic Coast Conference center as both a junior and senior. In 1963 he helped lead his team to the Gator Bowl and an ACC Championship. Hanburger was drafted by the Redskins in the 18th round of the 1965 NFL Draft.

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