Chris Gizzi

Christopher Aaron Gizzi is an assistant coach and former linebacker in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers. He played for two season with the Packers with one start. Gizzi carried out the American Flag for the Packers on the next game following the September 11th attacks and its ten-year anniversary.

Chris Gizzi
Green Bay Packers
Position:Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
Personal information
Born:March 8, 1975 (age 44)
Brunswick, Ohio
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Cleveland (OH) St. Ignatius
College:Air Force
Undrafted:1998
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Early life

Gizzi was born on March 8, 1975 in Brunswick, Ohio.[1] He is of Italian descent. His father is a retired English teacher at Center Middle School in Strongsville, Ohio.

College career

Gizzi went to college at the United States Air Force Academy where he lettered in football in 1994, 1996, and 1997.[2] He was named as the Western Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 1996 and 1997.[2]

Professional career

Gizzi was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Denver Broncos in 1998.[2] He was listed on the Bronco's inactive roster while fulfilling his military obligation with the Air Force during the 1998 and 1999 football seasons.[2]

Gizzi made the Green Bay Packers squad in 2000, playing in eleven games.[1] He played in twelve games and had one start in 2001.[1] He recording five tackles, four assists, and one forced fumble that year.[1] It was his final season in the league as a player.[1]

During his time with the Packers, Gizzi led the team onto the field while carrying the American flag before the team's first game following the September 11 Attacks. Gizzi was a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve at the time.[3]

Gizzi, though out of the league for quite a few years, was honored by the Packers and carried the American flag on to the field during pregame ceremonies for the NFL season opener between the Saints and Packers held at Lambeau Field on September 8, 2011.[4]

Coach

Gizzi was the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University of North Carolina football team in 2013.[2] He founded and ran a strength and conditioning business called Atlas Performance in downtown Chicago in 2010 with his wife, Jennifer Gizzi.[2] Gizzi was named as the Green Bay Packers coach for the same role on February 7, 2014.[2] On February 18, 2019 Gizzi was promoted to Strength & Conditioning Coordinator for the Packers.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Career Statistics". Pro Football Reference.com. Retrieved February 8, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Green Bay Packers: Chris Gizzi". Green Bay Packers. Retrieved February 8, 2014.
  3. ^ Packersnews.com | Green Bay Packers | Out of Bounds blog» Remember that flag, that moment?
  4. ^ Siegle, Evan. "Green Bay Packers season opener pregame ceremonies". Green Bay Press Gazette. Retrieved February 8, 2014.
  5. ^ https://www.packers.com/news/packers-finalize-strength-conditioning-staff
1994 Air Force Falcons football team

The 1994 Air Force Falcons football team represented the United States Air Force Academy in the 1994 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was led by 11th-year head coach Fisher DeBerry and played its home games at Falcon Stadium. It finished the season with an 8–4 record overall and a 5–3 record in Western Athletic Conference games.

1996 Air Force Falcons football team

The 1996 Air Force Falcons football team competed for the United States Air Force Academy in the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was led by 13th-year head coach Fisher DeBerry and played its home games at Falcon Stadium. It finished the season with a 6–5 record overall and a 5–3 record in Western Athletic Conference games.

1997 Air Force Falcons football team

The 1997 Air Force Falcons football team competed for the United States Air Force Academy in the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was led by 14th-year head coach Fisher DeBerry and played its home games at Falcon Stadium. It finished the regular season with a 10–2 record overall and a 6–2 record in Western Athletic Conference games. The team was selected to play in the Las Vegas Bowl, in which it lost to Oregon.

1997 College Football All-America Team

The 1997 College Football All-America Team is composed of the following All-American Teams: Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Foundation, The Sporting News and Football News.

The College Football All-America Team is an honor given annually to the best American college football players at their respective positions. The original usage of the term All-America seems to have been to such a list selected by football pioneer Walter Camp in the 1890s. The NCAA officially recognizes All-Americans selected by the AP, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, and the WCFF to determine Consensus All-Americans.

1998 NFL Draft

The 1998 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players. It is officially known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. The draft was held April 18–19, 1998, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.

Before the draft, there was much debate in the media on if the Indianapolis Colts would select Peyton Manning or Ryan Leaf, both of whom were considered excellent prospects and future franchise quarterbacks, with the first overall pick. Leaf was considered to have more upside and a stronger throwing arm, while Manning was considered a prospect who was NFL ready and more mature.

On the day of the draft, the Colts selected Manning due to Leaf's disdain for Indianapolis. Manning went on to be a five-time Most Valuable Player award winner, the most of any player in NFL history, and a two-time Super Bowl champion, whereas Leaf was out of the NFL by 2002, and is considered one of the biggest draft busts in NFL history.

2000 Green Bay Packers season

The 2000 Green Bay Packers season was their 82nd season overall and their 80th in the National Football League. It was the first season for which Mike Sherman was the head coach of the team. Sherman was the thirteenth head coach in franchise history. The Packers finished 9–7, failing to qualify for the playoffs. The Packers total offense ranked 15th in the league, and their total defense ranked 15th in the league.

2001 Green Bay Packers season

The 2001 Green Bay Packers season was their 83rd season overall and their 81st season in the National Football League.

The Packers returned to the postseason after two years of missing the playoffs if the 1999 and 2000 seasons.

They finished with a 12–4 record. After easily defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the wild card round, Green Bay's season ended with a loss to the 14–2 St. Louis Rams in the NFC divisional playoff game, in which quarterback Brett Favre threw a career high six interceptions.

2014 Green Bay Packers season

The 2014 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 96th season overall, the 94th in the National Football League, and the ninth under head coach Mike McCarthy. The team tied with four other teams for a league-best 12 wins and 4 losses, while also adding a fourth consecutive NFC North division title. The club went undefeated at home for the first time since 2011. They also led the league in scoring, with 486 points, the second-most in franchise history. It marked the first time since the 2009 season that the team had a 4,000-yard passer, two 1,000-yard receivers, and a 1,000-yard rusher. They won the divisional round playoff game against the Cowboys, but then lost the conference championship game against the Seattle Seahawks in one of the biggest collapses in NFL playoff history. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the league's Most Valuable Player.The Packers made the playoffs for the sixth straight season, tying the record set between 1993–98.

2015 Green Bay Packers season

The 2015 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 97th season overall, 95th in the National Football League, and the tenth under head coach Mike McCarthy. With a Week 15 win over the Oakland Raiders, the Packers clinched a playoff spot for the seventh consecutive season, but they failed to win their fifth consecutive NFC North title after a Week 17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings as does matching their 12-4 record from last season. As a result, the fifth-seeded Packers traveled to Washington to face the fourth-seeded Redskins in the Wild Card round. They beat the Redskins 35–18, and then traveled to Arizona for a rematch against the second-seeded Arizona Cardinals, where the Packers' season ended as they lost to the Cardinals in overtime, 20–26.

2016 Green Bay Packers season

The 2016 Green Bay Packers season was their 98th season overall, 96th season in the National Football League, and the 11th under head coach Mike McCarthy. Despite a 4-6 start to the season, the Packers went on a 6-game winning streak to finish the regular season with a 10–6 record. The team clinched the NFC North for the fifth time in six years with their week 17 win over the Detroit Lions. They routed the fifth-seeded New York Giants 38–13 in the wild card round of the playoffs and upset the top-seeded Dallas Cowboys 34–31 in the divisional round of the playoffs, but their season came to an end when they were beat by the second-seeded Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game 44–21.

2017 Green Bay Packers season

The 2017 Green Bay Packers season was their 99th season overall, 97th season in the National Football League, and the 12th under head coach Mike McCarthy. After reaching the NFC Championship Game in the previous season, the Packers failed to improve a 10–6 record from 2016 and were eliminated from postseason contention after Week 15, making this the first time since 2008 that they failed to make the playoffs. After a 4-1 start, the Packers lost starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a collarbone injury during the week 6 game against the Minnesota Vikings, and went on to lose 8 of the 11 remaining games. A loss to the Lions in week 17 secured the Packers’ first losing season since 2008.

The Packers' opponents in this season were almost identical to that of their 2005 season in which the team finished 4-12; this season the Packers faced the Seattle Seahawks, and teams from the NFC South & AFC North. The lone difference between these two seasons was that the team faced the Dallas Cowboys, replacing the Philadelphia Eagles, as the Cowboys won the NFC East in 2016.

2018 Green Bay Packers season

The 2018 season was the Green Bay Packers' 98th season in the National Football League, their 100th overall and their 13th and final season under head coach Mike McCarthy. After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and losing quarterback Aaron Rodgers to injury, the Packers were aiming to improve their 7–9 record from last season but finished with a 6–9–1 record.

For the first time since 2007, Jordy Nelson did not play for the Packers as he signed with the Oakland Raiders via free agency during the offseason.

On January 7, 2018, Brian Gutekunst was named the new general manager, after Ted Thompson took over as the senior advisor to football operations.On December 2, 2018, after a 4–7–1 start, Mike McCarthy was fired hours after the Packer's Week 13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals and Joe Philbin was named as the interim head coach. After a loss to the Chicago Bears in week 15, the Packers were eliminated from the postseason. This was the first time the Packers missed the postseason back to back years since 2005 to 2006, which were also the first two seasons of the Aaron Rodgers era and the beginning of the Rodgers/McCarthy era. This was also the first time the Packers suffered from back to back losing seasons since 1990 to 1991.

2019 Green Bay Packers season

The 2019 season will be the Green Bay Packers' upcoming 99th season in the National Football League, their 101st overall and their first under new head coach Matt LaFleur. After suffering back-to-back losing seasons in for the first time since 1990–91 and missing the playoffs back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2005–06, the Packers will look to improve on their 6–9–1 record from last year, and attempt to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2016.

Air Force Falcons football

The Air Force Falcons football program represents the United States Air Force Academy in college football at the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) level. Air Force has been a member of the Mountain West Conference since its founding in 1999. The Falcons play their home games at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Troy Calhoun has been the team's head coach since 2007.

The three major service academies—Air Force, Army, and Navy—compete for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy, which is awarded to the academy that defeats the others in football that year (or retained by the previous winner in the event of a three-way tie).

Air Force Falcons football statistical leaders

The Air Force Falcons football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Air Force Falcons football program in various categories, including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Falcons represent the United States Air Force Academy in the NCAA's Mountain West Conference.

Although Air Force began competing in intercollegiate football in 1955, these lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

Since 1955, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.

The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972, allowing players to have four-year careers.

Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Falcons have played in nine bowl games since this decision, giving recent players an extra game to accumulate statistics.The values on these list are often smaller than the values seen on other programs' lists for several reasons:

Air Force has only played since 1955, making it a relatively new college football program.

The Air Force Academy is a four-year undergraduate program, so it does not redshirt players. This means that for a player to play for four years, he must be good enough to see the field as a true freshman. Relatively few players are prepared to do this, which depresses career records.

Air Force has run a triple option offense since the arrival of head coach Ken Hatfield in 1978. This offense emphasizes running over passing. Most passing records were established in the 24-year period before this time.These lists are updated through the end of the 2018 season.

Gizzi

Gizzi is both a given name and surname. Notable people with the name include:

Gizzi Erskine (born 1979), British chef

Chris Gizzi (born 1975), American football player

Domenico Gizzi (1680–1745), Italian singing teacher

Jairo Ramos Gizzi (born 1971), Italian baseball player

John Gizzi (born 1955), American political journalist

Loris Gizzi (1899–1986), Italian actor

Michael Gizzi (1949–2010), American poet

Peter Gizzi (born 1959), American poet

Tom Gizzi, American football player

Tommaso Pasquale Gizzi (1787–1849), Italian cardinal

Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) North division. It is the third-oldest franchise in the NFL, dating back to 1919, and is the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team based in the United States. Home games have been played at Lambeau Field since 1957.

The Packers are the last of the "small town teams" which were common in the NFL during the league's early days of the 1920s and '30s. Founded in 1919 by Earl "Curly" Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun, the franchise traces its lineage to other semi-professional teams in Green Bay dating back to 1896. Between 1919 and 1920, the Packers competed against other semi-pro clubs from around Wisconsin and the Midwest, before joining the American Professional Football Association (APFA), the forerunner of today's NFL, in 1921. Although Green Bay is by far the smallest major league professional sports market in North America, Forbes ranked the Packers as the world's 26th most valuable sports franchise in 2016, with a value of $2.35 billion.The Packers have won 13 league championships, the most in NFL history, with nine pre–Super Bowl NFL titles and four Super Bowl victories. The Packers won the first two Super Bowls in 1967 and 1968 and were the only NFL team to defeat the American Football League (AFL) prior to the AFL–NFL merger. The Vince Lombardi Trophy is named after the Packers' coach of the same name, who guided them to their first two Super Bowls. Their two subsequent Super Bowl wins came in 1996 and 2010.The Packers are long-standing adversaries of the Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, and Detroit Lions, who today comprise the NFL's NFC North division, and were formerly members of the NFC Central Division. They have played over 100 games against each of those teams through history, and have a winning overall record against all of them, a distinction only shared with the Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys. The Bears–Packers rivalry is one of the oldest in NFL history, dating back to 1921.

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