Wally Chambers was born in Phenix City, Alabama. He attended Mount Clemens High School in Michigan and then enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University where he played football and graduated with two degrees. Drafted by the Bears in 1973, he was NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. Chambers was a right defensive tackle for the Bears from 1973-1977 and finished out his career in Tampa in 1978-1979.  In 1975, he had 14 sacks (unofficial). He was an All Pro in 1976 and invited to the Pro Bowl for three consecutive seasons: 1973, 1974, and 1975. Chambers was a fan favorite,  an explosive guy who was fun to watch who played during some tough years for the Bears.

After his playing career, he coached in college and the pros.

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