Byron Daniel Chamberlain is a former NFL tight end. Byron played for Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, and the Washington Redskins. Chamberlain was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the seventh round (222nd overall) in 1995 out of Wayne State. He spent the 1996 World League season with the Rhein Fire and led the league with 58 receptions for 685 yards (11.8) and a league leading 8 touchdowns. Byron was a key contributor as a member of the Denver Broncos back to back Super Bowl wins (Super Bowl XXXII & XXXIII). He was voted to the 2002 Pro Bowl while with the Minnesota Vikings. Byron finished his outstanding career with 167 catches for 2,048 yards (12.3) with 6 touchdowns. His longest reception went for 88 yards.
Chamberlain started his college career at the University of Missouri, where he made the All-Big Eight Conference freshman team. Chamberlain transferred to Wayne State College, a Division II College in Nebraska where he broke most of the receiving records and was a Harlon Hill Trophy finalist. Chamberlain was one of two players to ever be nominated in the school's history for the Harlon Hill Award. In the fall of 2008 Chamberlain returned to Wayne, Nebraska to complete his degree. In an afternoon ceremony, Friday December 19, 2008 Chamberlain received his Bachelors Degree in Communications after nine seasons in the NFL and two Super Bowl Titles with the Denver Broncos.
Byron has always had a passion for giving back and helping others. He started The Byron Chamberlain Foundation in 2000 to help assist underserved individuals and communities. Some of the foundations programs have included sports camps for underprivileged kids, clothes and shoe drives, food drives, toy drives as well as health education. Byron looks forward to adding new programs to his foundation including college scholarships as well other health education initiatives.