Barney Chavous
No. 79
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1951-03-22) March 22, 1951 (age 71)
Aiken, South Carolina, U.S.
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:252 lb (114 kg)
Career information
High school:Schofield
(Aiken, SC)
College:South Carolina State
NFL Draft:1973 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Fumble recoveries:8
Player stats at · PFR

Barney Lewis Chavous (/ˈvʌs/ CHAY-vuhs;[1] born March 22, 1951) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted in the second round (36th overall) of the 1973 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos after playing college football for South Carolina State University. He was selected by the Associated Press as a first-team defensive end on the 1972 Little All-America college football team.[2]

He played his entire NFL career with the Broncos from 1973-1985. He ranks third on the Broncos' all-time sacks list with 75 and is tied with Tom Jackson for third in Broncos' career starts with 177.

Chavous was the head football coach at T. W. Josey High School in Augusta, Georgia. Chavous is the uncle of former Minnesota Vikings cornerback Corey Chavous. Now he works as a team sports coach at Tutt Middle school in Augusta, Georgia.


  1. ^ Denver Broncos 1977 Media Guide (pronunciations on page 141). Retrieved June 8, 2020
  2. ^ "UC Davis QB Is Little All-American". Santa Cruz Sentinel. December 6, 1972. p. 22 – via