Player Bio

Chris Conte
FS #47
Height:
6-2
Weight:
203
College:
California
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 57 231 180 51 0 0 21 9 0 124 -- 35
2014 CHI 12 43 32 11 0 -- 3 3 0 6 2 5
2013 CHI 16 90 73 17 0 -- 7 3 0 48 16 35
2012 CHI 15 68 52 16 0 -- 9 2 0 70 35 35
2011 CHI 14 30 23 7 0 -- 2 1 0 0 -- 0

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Started 40-of-45 games played in three seasons (2011-13) with the Bears recording 230 tackles - including 3 TFLs - 6 INTs, 13 PBUs, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery... Added 4 special teams stops... Set career-highs in games played (16), starts (16), tackles (95), interceptions (3), pass break ups (7) and forced fumbles (1), in 2013... Made first career start vs. MIN (10/16/11)... Recorded first career INT in London vs. TB (10/23/11).
PRO CAREER: Started 40-of-45 games played in three seasons (2011-13) with the Bears recording 230 tackles - including 3 TFLs - 6 INTs, 13 PBUs, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery... Added 4 special teams stops... Set career-highs in games played (16), starts (16), tackles (95), interceptions (3), pass break ups (7) and forced fumbles (1), in 2013... Made first career start vs. MIN (10/16/11)... Recorded first career INT in London vs. TB (10/23/11).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft (4/29/11)... Signed a 4-year contract with Chicago (7/29/11). SIGNED through 2014

2013 SEASON: Started all 16 contests, setting career-highs in tackles (95), interceptions (3), pass break ups (7) and forced fumbles (1)… Added 1 tackle for a loss… One of four players on Bears defense to start every contest along with Julius Peppers, James Anderson and Tim Jennings. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-16

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2012 - Started all 15 contests in which he appeared, recording 87 tackles - including 1 TFL - 2 INTs and 5 PBUs and his first career fumble recovery… Added 1 special teams tackle… Started Games 1-15 at FS… Inactive Game 16 at DET (12/30) due to a hamstring injury. 2011 - Started 9 of 14 games played, collecting 48 tackles (24 solo) - including 1 TFL - 1 INT and 1 PBU... Added 3 special teams tackles... Made first career start vs. MIN (10/16)... Recorded first career INT in London vs. TB (10/23)... Started Games 6-14) at FS... Injured ankle in Week 15 vs. SEA (12/18)... Missed last two contests after being placed on Injured Reserve (12/19) due to ankle injury.

COLLEGE CAREER: Played in 50 games at Cal (2007-10), making 17 starts (12 at safety, 5 at corner) for the Golden Bears… Made switch from corner to safety and started all 12 games at safety as a senior... Finished with 157 tackles (100 solo), 4 TFLs, 2 INTs and 11 PBUs... Added 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery… Returned 3 kickoffs for 55 yards and blocked a punt that he returned for a touchdown... Earned first-team all-Pac 10 honors as a senior... Honorable mention freshman All-American (The Sporting News, Scout Media).

PERSONAL: Went to Loyola High School (Los Angeles, Calif.) where he was an all-Far West selection by SuperPrep… Posted 58 tackles with 4 INTs and caught 43 passes for 614 yards and 4 TDs as a senior… Helped team to CIF Division I title as a junior, collecting 38 tackles and 2 INTs.

Recent Articles

  • Conte cleared to play versus Bills

    Posted Sep 4, 2014

    Practicing without restrictions Thursday, Bears safety Chris Conte completed his concussion protocol and was cleared to play in Sunday’s season opener against the Buffalo Bills.

  • Conte suffers concussion in defeat

    Posted Aug 23, 2014

    Playing in his first game in nearly eight months, safety Chris Conte started with a bang but ended Friday night’s preseason contest in Seattle on the bench with a concussion.

  • Conte produces three key plays in defeat

    Posted Nov 10, 2013

    Chris Conte hasn't performed as well as many expected this season, but the Bears safety delivered three key plays in Sunday's 21-19 loss to the Lions.

  • Hoke excited to see how young safeties play

    Posted Aug 8, 2012

    The Bears have selected a safety in the third round of the draft each of the last three years, choosing Major Wright in 2010, Chris Conte in 2011 and Brandon Hardin in 2012...

Recent Videos

  • Bear Down of the Season: No. 3

    Posted Jan 14, 2015

    Chris Conte thwarted a 49ers drive with a diving interception of a Colin Kaepernick pass intended for receiver Anquan Boldin over the middle, which was voted the #3 play of 2014.

  • Week 2: Conte's diving interception

    Posted Dec 17, 2014

    Chris Conte thwarted a 49ers drive with a diving interception of a Colin Kaepernick pass intended for receiver Anquan Boldin over the middle in a 28-20 win in San Francisco.

  • Conte: We are working to get better

    Posted Nov 25, 2014

    Safety Chris Conte talks to the media following practice on Tuesday.

  • Bear Down of Week 12: Nominations

    Posted Nov 24, 2014

    Vote for one of the three plays you think should be the Bear Down of the Week for the Bears-Buccaneers game in week 12. To vote, go to www.chicagobears.com/beardownoftheweek.