Chris Baker (tight End)
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Chris Baker Tight End

Chris Baker
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Baker with the Patriots in 2009
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Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1979-11-18) November 18, 1979 (age 41)
Queens, New York
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:258 lb (117 kg)
Career information
High school:Saline (MI)
College:Michigan State
NFL Draft:2002 / Round: 3 / Pick: 88
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:168
Receiving yards:1,763
Receiving touchdowns:15
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Christopher T. Baker (born November 18, 1979) is a former American football tight end. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the third round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Michigan State.

College career

He played college football at Michigan State from 1998-2001. He finished with 133 catches for 1,705 yards and 13 touchdowns[1] including a career best season as a Senior with 40 catches for 548 yards and four touchdowns.

College statistics

Receiving
Year Team GP Rec Yards TDs
1998 Michigan State 11 22 305 3
1999 Michigan State 12 38 391 4
2000 Michigan State 11 33 461 2
2001 Michigan State 12 40 548 4
College Totals 46 133 1,705 13

Source:[2]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
258 lb
(117 kg)
 in
(0.80 m)
 in
(0.23 m)
35 in
(0.89 m)
9 ft 4 in
(2.84 m)
All values were taken from the NFL Scouting Combine and published in scouting report.

New York Jets

Baker was drafted by the New York Jets in the third round (88th overall) of the 2002 NFL draft. During the 2005 season, he served as the starting tight end until becoming injured and placed on the injured reserve list. Baker had a breakout season in 2006, setting career bests in receiving yards, receptions, touchdowns and starts, as the Jets finished 10-6 earning the fifth wild card spot. After a career year in 2007, Chris said the Jets promised him a new contract and lied.[3]

Baker felt disrespected with the Jets decision to use their first-round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft on Dustin Keller and their acquisition of free agent Bubba Franks, which pushed Baker to third on the depth chart and made him the least paid Jets tight end, despite his productive past two seasons.[4][5] The Jets finally extended Baker with a three-year, $12.2 million contract extension through 2012, but it came with an out-clause stating the Jets would owe him nothing if he cut from the team before March 5, 2009.[6]

On February 20, 2009, Baker was released by the Jets.[7]

New England Patriots

On February 27, 2009, Baker signed a five-year contract with the New England Patriots.[8] On September 27, 2009, Baker caught Tom Brady's 200th career touchdown pass in the fourth quarter of the Patriots and Falcons game.[9]

On March 4, 2010, Baker was released by the Patriots.[10] Baker played in all 16 regular games for the 2009 season.

Seattle Seahawks

On March 13, 2010, Baker signed a contract with the Seattle Seahawks, primarily to serve as a blocking tight end.[11] On January 4, 2011, Baker was placed on a season-ending injured reserve due to a fractured bone in his hip, four days before Seattle's playoff game against the New Orleans Saints.[12][13] He caught nine passes for 116 yards and a touchdown through the season.

On February 24, 2011, Baker was released by the Seahawks.[14] Baker played in all 16 regular games for 2010 season.

Personal life

In May 2009 Chris married his girlfriend, Yadira Taveras, in Long Island, New York. Together, they have a son, Chris Jr, and daughter Tamia. They reside near Boca Raton, Florida.

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Chris Baker College Stats | College Football at". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Baker upset over contract situation as Jets draft another tight end Archived November 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine ESPN.com, April 28, 2008
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 22, 2008. Retrieved 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 3, 2011. Retrieved 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Jets Release Tight End Baker Archived February 24, 2009, at the Wayback Machine SI.com, February 20, 2009
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 10, 2009. Retrieved 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ Ex-Jet Baker Happy to Join Rival[permanent dead link] Yahoo Sports, March 3, 2009
  10. ^ "Patriots release TE Chris Baker". Boston.com. March 4, 2010. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 28, 2012. Retrieved 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Seattle Seahawks place tight end Baker, guard Pitts on injured reserve". GuelphMercury.com. January 4, 2011. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ O'Neil, Danny (January 3, 2011). "#Seahawks TE Chris Baker (hip) and G Chester Pitts (concussion) out for this game". @dannyoneil. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ O'Neil, Danny (March 3, 2011). "Seahawks release TE Chris Baker, QB Nate Davis". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2019.

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