Chet Adams

Tackle, American football player

1915 – 1990

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Who was Chet Adams?

Chester Frank "Chet" Adams was a professional American football tackle and placekicker who played ten seasons in the National Football League and All-America Football Conference, mainly with the Cleveland Rams and Cleveland Browns. He was selected to the NFL's All-Star game twice. In 1978, he was inducted into the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame.

Adams grew up in Cleveland and went to college at Ohio University. After graduating, he played four seasons for the Cleveland Rams before World War II forced the team to suspend operations in 1943. Adams was put out on loan to the Green Bay Packers, where he played for a year before joining the U.S. Army.

When Adams returned from duty, the Rams had moved to Los Angeles, and he signed up to play for the Cleveland Browns, a team under formation in the AAFC. The Rams sued to prevent him from playing for the Browns, but Adams won. He stayed with Cleveland between 1946 and 1948, a span during which the team won three AAFC championships. He was then traded to the Buffalo Bills, where he stayed for a year. He played for the NFL's New York Yanks for a final year before retiring.

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Oct 24, 1915
  • United States of America
  • Ohio University
Lived in
  • Cleveland
Oct 27, 1990

on July 23, 2013


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