Chris Ackie, was born on January 26,1992. He was born in Toronto, but later moved to Cambridge, Ontario where he grew up. Chris started playing football at the age of 10 where he knew after his first touchdown that he wanted to play professional football one day.
In high school, Chris had a lot of success playing multiple sports where he was awarded Athlete of The Year 4 years in a row. At the end of his high school career Chris made the decision to focus on football and commit to play at the University of Wilfrid Laurier.
At Laurier, he began to polish his game making him one of the most dominant defensive players in the league. Due to his hard work and determination, Chris was drafted 4th overall by the Montreal Alouettes.