|Chester & Ephraim|
|Members|| Chester Pitts II|
|Birth Dates|| June 26, 1979 (Chester)|
June 19, 1976 (Ephraim)
|Age|| 33 (Chester)|
|Hometown|| Missouri City, TX (Chester)|
Studio City, CA (Ephraim)
|Relation||Former NFL teammates|
|Occupation|| Sports Anchor/Analyst (Chester)|
Co-host of "Fox Sports Live" (Ephraim)
|Roadblock Count|| Chester: 2|
Chester Pitts II and Ephraim Salaam are a team of Former NFL Teammates on the 23rd season of The Amazing Race 23.
- Age: 33
- Hometown: Missouri City, Texas
- Connection to Teammate: Friend and Former NFL Teammate
- Current occupation: Sports Anchor/Analyst for "Texans Insider," Executive Consultant for ZT Wealth and Altus HMS. Played for the Houston Texans and Seattle Seahawks, totaling nine seasons over 10 years in the NFL.
- Describe what you do: I anchor and report mainly sports, but occasionally do some feel-good stories. I educate others on how to live within their means. I help people achieve their goals, one person at a time.
- 3 words to describe you: Genuine, passionate and hard-working.
- Favorite hobbies: Reading, autocross and watching movies.
- What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I am proud of having the most awesome family ever!
- What famous person reminds you of yourself? Shaquille O'Neal but far more handsome.
- What famous person reminds you of your teammate? No one. Ephraim is truly a unique individual. But, if I have to pick one, Forrest Whittaker.
- What scares you most about traveling? Germs!
- What excites you most about traveling? New experiences, people and cultures.
- Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: He is impulsive, but also "smells the roses."
- Pet peeve about your teammate: He struggles with the truth on occasion.
- What country and place would you most like to visit and why? London. I would like to have tea with the Queen.
- What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Winning is enough for me.
- Age: 36
- Hometown: Studio City, Calif.
- Connection to your teammate: Friend and NFL Teammate
- Current occupation: Co-host of "Fox Sports Live." Played for the Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons totaling 13 years in the NFL.
- Describe what you do: I guest host for a few shows across different networks, as well as do football analysis.
- 3 words to describe you: Obstinate, competitive (ultra) and proud.
- Favorite hobbies: Movies, video games and traveling.
- What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Being a great father.
- What famous person reminds you of yourself? Shaquille O'Neal
- What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Michael Clarke Duncan
- What scares you most about traveling? Leg room on the planes, trams and busses
- What excites you most about traveling? Exploring new places and experiencing different cultures.
- Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: He doesn't listen very much. He thinks he's smarter than everyone else. I would like to see him in a situation where he had to listen.
- Pet peeve about your teammate: He never wants to do anything new and exciting and he's cheap as hell.
- What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Africa. I would love to see the motherland. My mother travels there a lot and she says it's glorious.
- What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I would like to experience the race with Chester because he never wants to do anything adventurous. He loves to play it safe.
The Amazing Race 23
|Chester & Ephraim's Race History|
|Episode||Leg||Destination(s)|| Detour Choice|
|1||1||United States → Chile||No Detour||Ephraim||4 of 11|||
|2||2||Chile||Brining / Mining||Chester||1 of 10|
|3||3||Chile → Portugal||Did not perform||Did not perform||9 of 9|||
- Joyce Eng at TV Guide Online (10/13/2013): "We Don't Regret Taking the Double Connection"
- Elimination Interviews at CBS.com (10/14/2013): "Elimination Interview: Chester and Ephraim"
- Elizabeth Kwiatkowski at Reality TV World (10/15/2013): "Exclusive - Chester Pitts II and Ephraim Salaam talk 'The Amazing Race" [Parts 1 & 2]
- Gina Scarpa at Reality Wanted (10/16/2013): "The Amazing Race 23: Exclusive Interview with Chester Pitts II and Ephraim Salaam"
- Sheri Block at CTV.ca (10/18/2013): "Chester and Ephraim wish they hadn't taken such an aggressive travel route"
- Daniel Fienberg at HitFix.com (10/20/2013): "Former NFL teammates discuss keeping their cool on national TV"
Social Media Profiles
- Chester's Twitter: @ChesterPitts
- Chester's Website: chesterpittsfoundation.org
- Ephraim's Twitter: @EphraimSalaam
|The Amazing Race 23 Teams|