Thursday, January 29, 2009

What ever happened to… Chuck Cecil?

You remember Chuck Cecil. He was that mad safety that played for the Packers in the late 80s/early 90s – the guy who had a permanent open wound on the bridge of his nose as a result of absolutely demolishing the wide receivers who dared cross his path. He was arguably the hardest hitter in the history of the NFL. Think I’m kidding? Take a look at this SI cover from ’93 that screams B.A.

Chuck crushed players so brutally they had to change the rules because of him – how many players can say that? In an article his wife wrote in 2007, Chuck admits "No, I couldn't play in the National Football League today," he said. "The rules have changed." That’s because of you, sir Charles.

Cecil not only hit so hard that he not only knocked players out of the game, he also knocked himself out of a few as well. In fact, he had so many concussions he was forced to retire in ’95. So what’s ol’ #26 been up to since? Apparently, Cecil played on the Celebrity Golf Tour for a few years before getting back into the league – this time as a coach. For the last eight years, Chuck’s had a series of coaching roles with the Tennessee Titans. Word is he might even be their defensive coordinator in 2009. Along the way he had a child and married a Hollywood writer/producer, who worked on a few movies like Dogma. Not bad, Chuck. Not bad at all.

I’ll leave you with a great quote from #26, which was also in the article I referenced. "I love the game and still get excited on Sundays. I'll always have a spot in my heart for the Green Bay Packers, their fans, and Brett Favre. I was very fortunate to play in Green Bay and the NFL, bordering on the fairytale." Makes me wish we would've nabbed him somewhere along the way as one of our coaches.


  1. I think I read somewhere that this guy drank roofing nail-sawdust- and hydrochloric acid smoothies before his games.

    If he wouldn't have turned his melon to mush and had to quit the NFL, how many guys would he have killed? I say the over/under should be about 2.5.


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