||Although Chris never played on a Panther grid team with a winning record, his onfield efforts were impossible to miss both offensively and defensively. An exceptionally strong, 6'2", 235-lb. offensive and defensive tackle, he was a force on both sides of the ball. Chris was selected "All-Big 9" as an offensive tackle following his senior season after three campaigns as a starter.
He was also outstanding as a wrestler for the Panthers with a fifth place finish at state as a heavyweight in 1992, a district title in '93 and a second place at regionals. Chris received the "Panther Best" award as a senior.
He went on to an excellent grid career as a defensive lineman at Eastern Washington University. A three-year starter who set season and career sack records for the Eagles, Chris capped his senior campaign by being named the "Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year" and "first team NCAA-IAA All-American" defensive tackle. He was selected "NCW Sports Awards College Male Athlete of the Year" in 1998.
- Caricatures of inductees as they appeared while involved in WHS athletics and the synopsis of accomplishments are drawn and written by Jeff Mertes.