Jim Chambers was a native of Montreal and played Intermediate football for the Westmount Warriors. Chambers had tried out with the Montreal Alouettes in 1946 and 48, but failed to make the team at that time. Chambers finally cracked the CFL with Edmonton in 1951* where he was fourth in the West in rushing with 513 yards and an amazing 9.9 yard average per carry. Of the three guys who finished higher than Chambers in rushing, two were his team mates, the great Normie Kwong and Mike King. Chambers was again a regular contributer on offence in 1952, finishing sixth in the West in rushing with 400 yards, again behind team mates Kwong and King. With the arrival of Rollie Miles and Billy Vessels in Edmonton in 1953, Chambers saw little action on offence with just t wo carries, and he then finished his playing career with BC in their inaugral season in 1954.
* Some versions of the Montreal All-Time roster such as the 2006 Media Guide list JIm Chambers as playing 12 games for the Alouettes in 1951. That is incorrect. Bill Chambers played for the Alouettes in 1951, not Jim.
Chambers Has Come A Long Way According to Lew Hayman - November 7, 1950
Former Westmount Warrior Jim Chambers Doing Well In Edmonton - November 7, 1951
Chambers Leader in Acreage Romps - Leading Rusher in West Final - November 21, 1951
Bombers Win Three In East While Chambers Helps Edmonton Beat Montreal in Exibition Game - August 18, 1952 - Ottawa Citizen
Filchock and Chambers Looking Like One Of the Best Passing And Receiving Combinations In the West - August 20, 1952