Cris Dishman life and biography

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Cris Dishman biography

Date of birth : 1965-08-13
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-21
Credited as : Former football player NFL, assistant defensive coach for the San Diego Chargers, Super Bowls

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Cris Edward Dishman (born August 13, 1965 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a former American football cornerback who played for the Houston Oilers, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Minnesota Vikings, and the Washington Redskins during his thirteen year career from 1988 to 2000 in the National Football League. On January 21, 2009, Dishman was hired by the San Diego Chargers as an assistant defensive backs coach, helping out newly acquired secondary coach Steven Wilks.

Former Pro Bowl and All-Pro cornerback Cris Dishman helped the Chargers rank 11th in pass defense in 2009.

He came to San Diego from Menlo College in Northern California where he participated in the NFL’s Minority Coaching Fellowship Program. Dishman worked training camps with Miami in ’06, Oakland in ’07 and the Chargers in ’08.

A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Dishman earned a football scholarship to Purdue University. He was chosen All-Big Ten as a senior and was a member of the school’s track team.

Dishman was a fifth-round draft choice of the Houston Oilers in 1988 and played 13 seasons in the NFL, including two for Norv Turner in Washington (1997-98). He also played for Kansas City and Minnesota, and retired in 2000 with 43 career interceptions and three touchdown returns.

Dishman had a career-high six interceptions in 1991, pulling down Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors. In ’93 he had another six-pick season, and he also forced a career-high four fumbles. In ’97, his first season in Washington, Dishman was named a Pro Bowl alternate after intercepting four passes and returning one for a TD.

Dishman and wife, Carmen, have three sons, Cris, Coy and Ethan, and daughter, Bianca.

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