Chip Kell

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Chip Kell
Born: (1949-03-10) March 10, 1949 (age 71)
Career information
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight240 lb (110 kg)
NFL draft1971 / Round: 17 / Pick: 429
Drafted bySan Diego Chargers
Career history
As player
1971–1972Edmonton Eskimos
Career highlights and awards

Curtis Chip Kell (born March 10, 1949) is a former center in the Canadian Football League and for the University of Tennessee Volunteers college football team. Kell was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006.[1]

High school[edit]

In 1966, Kell set the Georgia All Classifications record for Avondale High School in the shot put, at a distance of 66' 7", which is a record that stood for 50 years until broken in 2016 by Isaiah Rogers of Campbell High School.

Professional career[edit]

Kell was drafted in the 17th round of the 1971 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. He played for the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL in 1971 and 1972.


Kell was a three-time All SEC and two-time All-American performer for the Tennessee Volunteers football team. He helped lead the Vols to an SEC Championship in 1969. During Kell's time in Knoxville, Tennessee was undefeated at Shields–Watkins Field. In 2006, Kell was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, making him the 20th Tennessee player to be inducted.


  1. ^ " Story on Hall of Fame induction". Archived from the original on February 12, 2007. Retrieved December 11, 2006.

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