Chris Cortez is entering his fourth year as Head Athletic Trainer for the Las Vegas Raiders and his 16th season with the organization. He spent the previous 12 years as assistant athletic trainer with the Silver and Black. He supervises the evaluation and care of injuries as well as rehabilitation and treatment of all players. He started his professional career in 2007 with the Raiders after graduating from Oklahoma State University. He served on the Professional Football Athletic Trainers' Society (PFATS) executive committee from 2017-2019 as AFC Assistant Athletic Trainer representative. In 2020, he was awarded with the PFATS Tim Davey Assistant Athletic Trainer Award, which recognizes exceptional dedication to the profession.
Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Cortez graduated from Texas State University with a degree in exercise and sports science and earned his master's degree in health and human performance from Oklahoma State University in 2007. Chris and his wife Desiree have three children Rachael, Loralei and Remy.