Chet Mutryn

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Chet Mutryn
HB , DB , KR
Jersey numbers:
89, 83, 81
born March 12, 1921 in Cleveland , Ohio
died on March 24, 1995 , ibid
Career information
Active : 1946 - 1950
NFL Draft : 1943 / Round: 20 / Pick: 182 ( Philadelphia Eagles )
College : Xavier University
Career statistics
Games     65
Touchdown     42
Gaining space through running play     3,031 yards
Stats at
Career highlights and awards

Chester A. " Chet " Mutryn , (born March 12, 1921 in Cleveland , Ohio , USA ; † March 24, 1995 , ibid) was an American American football player. He played, among other things, as a halfback in the National Football League (NFL) with the Baltimore Colts .

Player career

College player

Chet Mutryn attended Cathedral Latin High School in his hometown , where he played American football as a quarterback . After graduating from high school, he joined Xavier University . There he played for the Xavier Musketeers in addition to American football , basketball and baseball . For the football team of his college he scored the most points in all of his three seasons and was elected to the state selection of Ohio. In 1943 he took part in the Blue-Gray All-Star Game , a selection game of the best college players.

Professional player

Chester Mutryn was drafted 182nd in the 20th round by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1943 . He never competed for the Philadelphia team, rather he did his military service in the United States Navy during World War II . After the war was over, he joined the Cleveland Browns , but they gave him up to the Buffalo Bisons before the 1946 season . The bisons played in the newly formed All-America Football Conference (AAFC). Mutryn's team was renamed Buffalo Bills after the first year of play . In 1948 Mutryn set several individual records in the AAFC. Among other things, he was able to achieve 10 touchdowns by running play and thus make a decisive contribution to the progression of his team into the play-offs . In the game against the Baltimore Colts he managed to gain 54 yards by running game . His Red Dawson team was able to win the game with 28:17. In the following AAFC final against the Cleveland Browns coached by Paul Brown , however, the Mutryn team went with a 49: 7 defeat as a loser from the square. The 1949 regular season was also successful for Chet Mutryn. His team succeeded again in the AAFC final. There you met the Browns again. Mutryn showed a good performance in the confrontation, he managed to use two passes from quarterback George Ratterman for touchdowns. Nevertheless, his team had to admit defeat to the Browns with 31:21. Mutryn moved after this season - the AAFC had to cease playing due to its bankruptcy - to the Baltimore Colts, who had moved to the NFL. However, the team had to stop playing after the game round in 1950 due to financial difficulties. Although the Philadelphia Eagles drew him again in 1951 in the NFL Draft, Mutryn ended his career. He returned to his hometown and from then on worked in business with the valuation of real estate.


Chet Mutryn has been voted All Pro three times . He is a member of the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame and the Xavier University Athletics Hall of Fame .


  • Kenneth R. Crippen, The Original Buffalo Bills: A History of the All-America Football Conference Team, 1946-1949 , 2009, ISBN 978-0-7864-4619-3

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Annual statistics of the Buffalo Bills 1948
  2. Statistics AAFC play-off game Buffalo Bills versus Baltimore Colts
  3. Statistics AAFC final 1948
  4. Annual statistics of the Buffalo Bills 1949
  5. Statistics AAFC final 1949