Player Bio

Cody Whitehair
OL #65
Height:
6-3
Weight:
310
Age:
25
College:
Kansas State
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2017):

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10
GS
10
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 26 26
2017 CHI 10 10
2016 CHI 16 16
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 ATL L 17-23
2 @TB L 7-29
3 PIT W 23-17
4 @GB L 14-35
5 MIN L 17-20
6 @BAL W 27-24
7 CAR W 17-3
8 @NO L 12-20
10 GB L 16-23
11 DET L 24-27

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Enters second NFL season after starting all 16 games at C as a rookie for the Chicago Bears... Paved the way for rookie Jordan Howard to 1,313 rushing yards (2nd in NFL)... Helped the Bears to the 3rd most passing yards (gross and net) in franchise history.

HONORS AND AWARDS: 2016 - PFWA All-Rookie Team

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted in the 2nd round (56th overall) by the Chicago Bears in the 2016 draft.

2016 SEASON: Started all 16 games as a rookie for the Chicago Bears... Paved the way for rookie Jordan Howard to 1,313 rushing yards (2nd in NFL)... Helped the Bears to the 3rd most passing yards (gross and net) in franchise history. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-16

COLLEGE CAREER: Four-time all-Big 12 honoree (2012-15) who started 51-of-52 career games, including 41 straight to end his college career at Kansas State… Since 2012, helped the Wildcats compile a 34-18 record en route to a Big 12 Championship (2012) and four bowl berths (2012-15)... Started all 13 games at left tackle, earning first-team all-Big 12 honors, the first first-team honor of his career... Helped K-State rank second nationally in red zone offense (94.5-percent) and 18th in passing yards per completion (14.12)... Blocked for six rushing touchdowns against TCU, which was tied for the fourth most in school history... Named a team captain... Earned First Team Academic all-Big 12 honors... Earned second-team All-Big 12 honors from both the league's coaches and the Associated Press after notching 13 starts in 13 contests... Member of the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award watch lists... Helped Kansas State tally 30 rushing touchdowns (10th most in school history)… Part of an offense that ranked in the top 25 nationally in nine categories, including top-20 marks in team passing efficiency (11th), red zone offense (14th) and passing offense (16th)... Posted 13 starts in 13 games in 2013, earning Second Team all-Big 12 honors from the league's coaches and Phil Steele... Made 12-of-13 starts… Named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 honors from the league's coaches and a Freshman All-American by Phil Steele and to the ESPN.com all-Big 12 team... Started the season opener at right tackle before starting nine-straight at left guard and finishing up the regular season at right tackle.

PERSONAL: Four-year letter winner at Abilene High School (Abilene, KA)... Named to the All-Kansas Top-11 Team by the Kansas Football Coaches Association (KFBCA) and Varsity Kansas... Also earned All-Kansas 4A honors from the KFBCA and Varsity Kansas... Named to PrepStar magazine's All-Midlands Region team... Had 140 pancake blocks and recorded 81 total tackles (41 solo, 40 assisted) with 15 sacks during his senior season... Helped lead the Cowboys to a combined 31-11 record in four seasons.
PRO CAREER: Enters second NFL season after starting all 16 games at C as a rookie for the Chicago Bears... Paved the way for rookie Jordan Howard to 1,313 rushing yards (2nd in NFL)... Helped the Bears to the 3rd most passing yards (gross and net) in franchise history.

HONORS AND AWARDS: 2016 - PFWA All-Rookie Team

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted in the 2nd round (56th overall) by the Chicago Bears in the 2016 draft.

2016 SEASON: Started all 16 games as a rookie for the Chicago Bears... Paved the way for rookie Jordan Howard to 1,313 rushing yards (2nd in NFL)... Helped the Bears to the 3rd most passing yards (gross and net) in franchise history. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-16

COLLEGE CAREER: Four-time all-Big 12 honoree (2012-15) who started 51-of-52 career games, including 41 straight to end his college career at Kansas State… Since 2012, helped the Wildcats compile a 34-18 record en route to a Big 12 Championship (2012) and four bowl berths (2012-15)... Started all 13 games at left tackle, earning first-team all-Big 12 honors, the first first-team honor of his career... Helped K-State rank second nationally in red zone offense (94.5-percent) and 18th in passing yards per completion (14.12)... Blocked for six rushing touchdowns against TCU, which was tied for the fourth most in school history... Named a team captain... Earned First Team Academic all-Big 12 honors... Earned second-team All-Big 12 honors from both the league's coaches and the Associated Press after notching 13 starts in 13 contests... Member of the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award watch lists... Helped Kansas State tally 30 rushing touchdowns (10th most in school history)… Part of an offense that ranked in the top 25 nationally in nine categories, including top-20 marks in team passing efficiency (11th), red zone offense (14th) and passing offense (16th)... Posted 13 starts in 13 games in 2013, earning Second Team all-Big 12 honors from the league's coaches and Phil Steele... Made 12-of-13 starts… Named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 honors from the league's coaches and a Freshman All-American by Phil Steele and to the ESPN.com all-Big 12 team... Started the season opener at right tackle before starting nine-straight at left guard and finishing up the regular season at right tackle.

PERSONAL: Four-year letter winner at Abilene High School (Abilene, KA)... Named to the All-Kansas Top-11 Team by the Kansas Football Coaches Association (KFBCA) and Varsity Kansas... Also earned All-Kansas 4A honors from the KFBCA and Varsity Kansas... Named to PrepStar magazine's All-Midlands Region team... Had 140 pancake blocks and recorded 81 total tackles (41 solo, 40 assisted) with 15 sacks during his senior season... Helped lead the Cowboys to a combined 31-11 record in four seasons.
 

Recent Articles

  • Different year, different role for Whitehair

    Posted Jul 29, 2017

    Cody Whitehair arrived at training camp last July as a rookie guard determined to prove himself. This summer he returns as an established starter at a position he never played in college.

  • Three Bears share Combine memories

    Posted Mar 1, 2017

    With the NFL Combine taking place in Indianapolis this week, we asked 2016 Bears draft picks Jordan Howard, Cody Whitehair and Deiondre' Hall about attending last year's event.

  • What Bears rookies said at Combine

    Posted Feb 27, 2017

    With the NFL Combine looming, we take a look back at what top Bears rookies Jordan Howard, Cody Whitehair and Leonard Floyd had to say at last year's event.

  • Whitehair excelled at a new position

    Posted Feb 10, 2017

    The emergence of rookie second-round pick Cody Whitehair at a position he had never played in college was one of the most pleasant surprises for the Bears in 2016.

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