Aidan Hutchinson Father: All About Chris Hutchinson

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The American football player Aidan Hutchinson’s father, Chris Hutchinson, was so close to making his NFL dream come true when he had to abandon his football career because of a sudden health complication.

In 1993, the demotivated Chris returned to college and obtained his medical degree, and since then, he has been a medical practitioner. However, the football fever was far from over for him.

Indeed, he had been a football fanatic since he was a kid, but his relationship with the game became even more strengthened when his son, Aidan, was drafted into the NFL as one of the top picks in 2022.

Aidan has recently started playing as a defensive end for the Detroit Lions of the NFL.

Aidan Hutchinson With His Father
Aidan Hutchinson With His Father (Source: Instagram)

This article helps you explore Aidan Hutchinson’s father’s life, his brief football journey, his family life, and much more.

However, before we proceed to the greater details, here are some quick facts you would want to check out about Chris Hutchinson.

Aidan Hutchinson Father | Quick Facts

Full Name Christopher H. Hutchinson
Date of Birth December 17, 1969
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Nicknames Not Available
Age 54 Years Old
Birth Place Joliet, Illinois, United States
Current Residence Plymouth, Michigan, United States
Education • Cypress Creek High School ( Houston, Texas)

• University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

Nationality American
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity White American
Height 1.88 m/6 feet 2 inches/188 cm
Weight 113 kg/249 lb.
Hair Color Greyish 
Eye Color Blue
Tattoo None
Sexual Orientation Straight
Father’s Name Not Available
Mother’s Name Not Available
Siblings Unknown
Marital Status Married
Wife’s name Melissa Hutchinson
Children Three (Daughters- Mia and Aria, Son- Aidan)
Profession Doctor, Former Athlete
Famous As Aidan Hutchinson’s Father
Net Worth Under Review
Merch of Aidan Hutchinson Autographed College HelmetSigned Football
Social Media InstagramTwitter
Last Update April 2024

Aidan Hutchinson Father | Early Life & Education

Christopher H. Hutchinson, commonly known as Chris Hutchinson, was born on December 17, 1969, in Joliet, Illinois, United States.

Although born in Illinois, his family immediately relocated to Texas, so he spent his childhood in Houston, Texas. As a result, he attended Cypress Creek High School in Harris County for his high school education.

Aidan Hutchinson's dad Chris (Source: Michigan Athletics)
Aidan Hutchinson’s dad, Chris (Source: Michigan Athletics)

Chris was a huge guy in his teens, so he developed an interest in sports from a young age.

He mostly played basketball and football with boys, usually senior to him.

Yet, it did not harm his studies, and he graduated high school with good grades in 1988. Following his graduation, Chris enrolled in the University of Michigan and played college football for the Michigan Wolverines.

After his college football career became a success, he initially went on to pursue a professional football career. Sadly, he had to abandon his sports career because of health complications.

He later graduated with a medical degree from the university in 1997. He has worked as an emergency room doctor at William Beaumont Emergency Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.

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Aidan Hutchinson Father | Age, Weight & Height

Born in 1969, Chris Hutchinson is currently 54 years old.

Regarding his body measurements, Chris stands tall at 1.88 meters (6 feet 2 inches) and weighs around 249 lb.

Chris Hutchinson
Chris Hutchinson On His 50th Birthday (Source: Twitter)

Being a medical practitioner himself, Chris knows well about the problems of obesity in America and does his best to stay fit. However, one can see he has gained some weight in recent years.

Besides, he has blue eyes and brown hair, although his hair fall is apparent.

Aidan Hutchinson Father | Sports Career

After graduating from Cypress Creek High School, Chris joined the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and played college football primarily in the defensive positions for the Michigan Wolverines.

Chris redshirted his first year at college, but he made sure that his talent was noticed in his debut season in 1989. The Houston native played and started all 12 games that season, and the team finished with a record of 10-2.

In his senior year, Chris led his team to the Rose Bowl victory defeating the Washington Huskies. 

Chris finished his college career with 24 sacks, the second-highest in Michigan Wolverines history. 

Unfortunately, he could not fulfill his wish to play in the NFL, as he had to forgo his football career in 1993 unwillingly. He was briefly associated with the Cleveland Browns of the NFL shortly before he retired.

Career Awards & Achievements

  • First-team All-American (1992)
  • Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year (1992)
  • First-team All-Big Ten (1991, 1992)
  • Red Bowl champion (1993)

Aidan Hutchinson Father | Wife & Children

Aidan Hutchinson married Melissa Sinkevics, a Michigan native, on June 4, 1995. He met her on the university premises while pursuing his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan.

Talking more about her, Melissa was studying bachelor’s in communications at the university and was about three years younger than him. 

Aidan Hutchinson with his family (Source: Instagram)
Aidan Hutchinson With His Family (Source: Instagram)

Sinkevics was a popular model since her high school days and was very popular among the students in her college. Many students had a crush on her, and Chris was among them.

Lucky for him, Chris was also popular in college, for he was one of the best football defensemen the university team had at that time. So, when he approached Melissa, she did not hesitate to date him.

After some years of dating, they married and settled in Plymouth, Michigan. Soon after, Melissa gave birth to their eldest daughter, Mia. She was born on November 24, 1996.

Their second daughter, Aria, was born in 1998, and she later went on to win the Miss Michigan USA, like her mother Melissa had once won a beauty pageant back in her youthful days.

The couple was blessed with their youngest son, Aidan Hutchinson, on August 9, 2000.

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About Aidan Hutchinson in Brief

As mentioned above, the Plymouth native Aidan Hutchinson is a football player for the NFL team Detroit Lions.

Hutchinson was born as the youngest child of Chris (Father) and Melissa (Mother) Hutchinson in Plymouth, Michigan, United States.

As a teenager, he grew up alongside his two sisters, Mia and Aria, and attended Divine Child High School in Dearborn, where his mother studied during her high school days. 

Aidan has been fond of football and basketball since he was a kid. After graduating high school, he went to the University of Michigan for further studies and played college football for the Wolverines until 2021.

Aidan Hutchinson
Aidan Hutchinson (Source: Twitter)

Everyone is aware that his dad, Chris, was an extremely successful Wolverines defensive player in the past. Well, Aidan surpassed his dad’s achievements and emerged as one of the top prospects at the end of his college career.

He won several awards and achievements for his performance throughout his college career, including Chicago Tribune Silver Football, Lombardi Award, and Ted Hendricks Award.

After college, he declared for the NFL draft in 2022 and has been playing for the Lions since the 2022 season.

Aidan Hutchinson Father | Social Media Presence

Chris Hutchinson is available on almost all social media platforms but prefers to stay low profile.

His Instagram handle with the username @chutch97 have only around 186 followers as of this writing. Although he has many posts on his Insta, one cannot view them as he has kept them private.

Likewise, you can find him on Twitter with the same username as his Insta, which has a little over 1k followers. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Why does Aidan wear jersey number 97?

Aidan Hutchinson has stated that he prefers wearing jersey number 97 solely to pay homage to his dad, Chris Hutchinson. Chris had worn that number while he was a college football player for the Michigan Wolverines in the early nineties.

Did Aidan graduate?

Yes, Aidan Hutchinson graduated college in 2021. He holds a bachelor’s degree in applied exercise science from the University of Michigan.

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