Player Bio

Corey Wootton
DT #98
Height:
6-6
Weight:
270
College:
Northwestern
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 60 86 65 21 12 0 6 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 MIN 15 16 11 5 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 CHI 16 34 28 6 3 -- 5 -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 16 27 20 7 7 0 1 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 7 4 3 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CHI 6 5 3 2 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 60 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 MIN 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 CHI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 CHI 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CHI 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Has played in 29 games with 7 starts over three seasons (2010-12) with the Bears, collecting 31 tackles (23 solo), 2 FF, 1 TFL and 8.0 sacks... Has one career touchdown, a 5-yard blocked punt return score on November 4, 2012 at Tennessee... All 7 career starts came at LDE... Appeared in 2 postseason contests, recording 1 tackle.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted in the fourth round (109th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft (4/24/10)... Signed a four-year contract with Chicago (5/19/10). SIGNED through 2013
PRO CAREER: Has played in 29 games with 7 starts over three seasons (2010-12) with the Bears, collecting 31 tackles (23 solo), 2 FF, 1 TFL and 8.0 sacks... Has one career touchdown, a 5-yard blocked punt return score on November 4, 2012 at Tennessee... All 7 career starts came at LDE... Appeared in 2 postseason contests, recording 1 tackle.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted in the fourth round (109th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft (4/24/10)... Signed a four-year contract with Chicago (5/19/10). SIGNED through 2013

2012 SEASON: Finished with a career-high 7 sacks, which ranked second on the team, in 16 contests for Chicago... Started final 7 contests at LDE... Totaled 18 tackles (15 solo), 2 FFs and 1 TFL... Returned a blocked punt 5 yards for a TD at TEN (11/4). GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-7

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2011 - Appeared in 7 games, making 7 tackles (4 solo) for the Bears. 2010 - Appeared in 6 games, making 6 tackles (4 solo) in rookie season for the Bears... Added his first career sack, a take-down of Brett Favre, at MIN (12/20).

COLLEGE: Started 49-of-53 games played at Northwestern (2005-09), setting the school-record for career starts… Credited with 156 tackles (94 solo), 19.5 sacks and 38.0 TFLs… His 19.5 sacks rank third and 38.0 TFLs rank fourth in school history… Added 4 INTs, 8 PBUs, 3 forced fumbles and 3 fumble recoveries... Also had blocked four kicks… Honored as all-Big Ten selection his junior and senior seasons... Suffered knee injury during the 2008 Alamo Bowl but returned to action ahead of schedule to start 2009 season… Earned an invitation to the 2010 Senior Bowl, but elected not to play in the game in order to strengthen his knee… Triple major at Northwestern in communication studies, African American studies and sociology.

PERSONAL: An all-state, all-county and all-league selection at Don Bosco Preparatory High School (Rutherford, NJ).… Won two state titles as his team went unbeaten both seasons… Played tight end and defensive end,

Recent Articles

  • Now healthy, Wootton emerging as a playmaker

    Posted Oct 11, 2012

    It took a couple of years, but defensive end Corey Wootton is beginning to resemble the player the Bears were envisioning when they selected him in the fourth round of the 2010 draft.

  • Wootton hopes to turn good camp into productive season

    Posted Aug 1, 2012

    Corey Wootton’s first and so far only NFL sack was a significant one, but the Bears are hoping the third-year defensive end accomplishes more than just sending Brett Favre into retirement...

  • Peppers leads deep defensive line

    Posted Jul 16, 2012

    In the sixth of nine position previews in advance of training camp, defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli discusses the Bears defensive line with ChicagoBears.com senior writer Larry Mayer: LM: Julius Peppers has been dominant in his two seasons with the Bears.

  • What's Corey Wootton's status?

    Posted Nov 3, 2011

    Wondering about a player, a past game or another issue involving the Bears? Senior writer Larry Mayer answers a variety of email questions from fans on ChicagoBears.com.

Recent Videos

  • Bears Buzz: Bears-Eagles

    Posted Dec 20, 2013

    A roundup of players and coaches speaking throughout the week giving you everything you need to know as the Bears head to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles while fighting to maintain their lead in the NFC North.

  • Bear Trax: Cowboys-Bears

    Posted Dec 10, 2013

    Catch all the action on the Bears' sideline from their Monday night show down with the Dallas Cowboys in the frigid December weather.

  • Highlights: Bears-Vikings

    Posted Dec 2, 2013

    Highlights from the Bears 23-20 over time loss to the Vikings in Minnesota.

  • Confidential: Wootton

    Posted Nov 19, 2013

    DE Corey Wootton sits down with Chicago Bears Network's Jeff Joniak to discuss his season so far and moving around on the defensive line.