SYRACUSE — Syracuse University senior associate athletics director and former All-America tight end Chris Gedney died on Friday at the age of 47, school officials said.
A native of Liverpool, Gedney was a four-year standout for the Orange football team from 1989-92. During his time at Syracuse, the team was 35-12-2 and won four bowl games.
Gedney was a third-round pick in the 1993 NFL draft and played seven seasons for the Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals. In 2008, he returned to Syracuse as the Orange’s Club’s assistant athletics director for major gifts. He was named senior associate athletics director for the Orange Club in 2011.
Gedney also served as an analyst for Syracuse IMG Sports Network football broadcasts from 2007-2017.