Player Bio

Henry Melton
DT #69
Height:
6-3
Weight:
295
College:
Texas
Experience:
5
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 52 92 68 24 17 0 2 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 DAL 4 3 2 1 1.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2013 CHI 3 5 3 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 14 44 32 12 6 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 15 24 18 6 7 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CHI 16 16 13 3 2.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Voted to his first-career Pro Bowl in 2012... Accumulated 15.5 sacks, 9 TFLs, 66 tackles (46 solo), 3 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery in 45 career games (29 starts) in three seasons (2010-12) for the Bears after seeing his rookie season in 2009 derailed by injury... Has 2 career multi-sack games... Added 1 PBU and 6 special teams tackles.
PRO CAREER: Voted to his first-career Pro Bowl in 2012... Accumulated 15.5 sacks, 9 TFLs, 66 tackles (46 solo), 3 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery in 45 career games (29 starts) in three seasons (2010-12) for the Bears after seeing his rookie season in 2009 derailed by injury... Has 2 career multi-sack games... Added 1 PBU and 6 special teams tackles.

HONORS & AWARDS: 2012 - Pro Bowl.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted in the fourth round (105th overall) by the Bears in the 2009 NFL Draft… Agreed to a 4-year contract with Chicago (5/29/09)... Designated franchise player (3/1/13). SIGNED THROUGH 2013

2012 SEASON: Named to Pro Bowl after starting all 14 games played, recording 6 sacks which ranked third among NFL DTs... Had 33 tackles (27 solo), 2 FF and 5 TFLs… Inactive vs. GB (12/16) and at ARZ (12/23) with a chest injury. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 14-14

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2011 - Started all 15 games played, leading all NFC defensive tackles with 7 sacks, which ranked tied for third among the position in the NFL... 42 sack yards were tied for second among NFL defensive tackles... Had 16 tackles and 4 TFLs... Inactive Week 15 vs. SEA due to shin injury. 2010 - Made an immediate impact as a reserve defensive lineman, playing in all 16 games... Saw action at both defensive end and defensive tackle, picking up 17 tackles (9 solo) and 2.5 sacks... Added 1 PBU, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery... Credited with 6 special teams tackles. 2009 - Played in the preseason, but was placed on Injured Reserve (9/5) prior to the season opener.

COLLEGE: Versatile former running back who switched to defensive end during his career at Texas (2005-08)... Played in 49 games (24 at defensive end and 25 at running back) with 11 starts (10 at DE and 1 at RB)... Registered 40 tackles, 4.0 sacks, 11 TFLs, 20 QB pressures, 3 PBUs, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries and a blocked FG... Tabbed honorable mention all-Big 12 by the league's coaches as a senior... Rushed for 625 yards and 16 TDs on 132 carries (4.7 ypc) during his first two seasons with the Longhorns… As a senior, tabbed honorable mention all-Big 12 by the league's coaches, posting 29 tackles, 4.0 sacks, 10 TFLs, 17 QB pressures, 2 PBUs, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery and 1 blocked FG... As a junior, saw action in 10 games at defensive end after playing on offense his first two seasons... Credited with 11 tackles, 1 TFL, 3 QB pressures, 1 PBU, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery and 3 special teams stops… During sophomore season saw action in all 13 games, 12 at RB and 1 on defense... Rushed for 193 yards on 45 carries (4.3 avg) to go along with 6 TDs... Gained 63 yards on a career-high 19 carries with two TDs in his first-career start against Sam Houston State… Played in all 13 games at running back as a freshman... Ran for 432 yards on 87 carries to go along with 10 TDs... His 10 rushing TDs ranked third on UT's all-time freshman list... Scored 2 TDs and posted 34 yards on 13 carries in the Big 12 Championship Game.

PERSONAL: Four-year letterman at Grapevine (TX) High School… Second-team all-USA selection by USA Today in 2004... An all-district pick as a running back, posting over 800 yards in each of his final three seasons at Grapevine... Lettered his freshman year and scored the game-winning TD in Grapevine's opening-round playoff win over Azle... Competed in track and field as a freshman, sophomore and junior and played baseball as a freshman... Born in Cedar Hill, TX, and also lived in San Diego, CA, and Yokosuka, Japan, as a child... Graduated with a degree in education... His uncle, Ray Crockett, played 14 years in the NFL with Detroit (1989-93), Denver (1994-2000) and Kansas City (2001-02)... His sister, Kameshia, played volleyball at Auburn (2003-04).

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