James Winchester plays long snapper in American football for the National Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs. He was a University of Oklahoma football player.
As an undrafted free agent, Winchester signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on August 11, 2013. As part of the Eagles’ first round of roster cutdowns, on August 25, he was released by the team.
The Kansas City Chiefs signed Winchester on March 13, 2015, according to the team’s website.
A five-year, $4.45 million contract extension with the Chiefs was signed on January 23, 2017, according to Winchester.
A Darren Sproles punt return was intercepted by Winchester on September 17, 2017, during the second week of the 2017 season against the Philadelphia Eagles. It was teammate Anthony Sherman who recovered the ball, which set up a field goal drive that ended with a touchdown.
Winchester and the Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV after defeating the San Francisco 49ers, 31–20. Winchester signed a two-year contract extension with the Chiefs that will take him through the 2023 season on November 23, 2021.
On November 15, 2016, a shooting at Will Rogers World Airport resulted in the death of Winchester’s father, Michael, who played punter for the University of Oklahoma from 1984 to 1985. He is married and has a child.
How Tall is James Winchester?
James Winchester is 1.91m tall