Barney Chavous

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Barney Chavous
Born: (1951-03-22) March 22, 1951 (age 69)
Aiken, South Carolina
Career information
Position(s) Defensive End
College South Carolina State
NFL draft 1973 / Round: 2 / Pick 36
Career history
As player
1973–1985 Denver Broncos

Barney Lewis Chavous ( /ˈvʌs/ CHAY-vuhs; [1] born March 22, 1951) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted in the second round (36th overall) of the 1973 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos after playing college football for South Carolina State University.

He played his entire NFL career with the Broncos from 1973-1985. He ranks third on the Broncos' all-time sacks list with 75 and is tied with Tom Jackson for third in Broncos' career starts with 177.

Chavous was head football coach at T. W. Josey High School in Augusta, Georgia. Chavous is the uncle of former Minnesota Vikings cornerback Corey Chavous. Now he works as team sports coach at Tutt Middle school in Augusta, Georgia.

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