Player Bio

John Timu
LB #53
Height:
6-0
Weight:
246
Age:
25
College:
Washington
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
10
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 53 43 10 0.0 0 2 0 0 -- 0 0 0 2
2017 CHI 5 2 10 6 4 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 CHI 11 4 19 16 3 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2015 CHI 7 3 24 21 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 2
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
3 PIT W 23-17 2 1 1 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @GB L 14-35 3 2 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 MIN L 17-20 5 3 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @BAL W 27-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 CAR W 17-3 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @NO L 12-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 GB L 16-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 DET L 24-27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: In two seasons with the Bears (2015-16), appeared in 18 contests, with 7 starts, collecting 46 tackles, 4 TFLs, 2 fumble recoveries, 2 Special teams tackles and 1 pass breakup… Recorded 2 fumble recoveries at Tampa Bay (12/27/15), becoming first Bears rookie with 2 opponent fumble recoveries in a game since LB Bryan Knight (9/22/02).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with the Bears as an undrafted free agent (5/3/15)… Waived by Chicago (10/6/15)… Signed to the Bears practice squad (10/8/15)… Signed to Chicago's active roster (12/15/15)... released by the Chicago Bears... signed to the Chicago Bears practice squad... signed to the Chicago Bears active roster... SIGNED through 2017.

2016 SEASON: Appeared in 11 games with 4 starts (Games 3 & 11-13), recording 21 tackles 3 TFLs and 1 pass breakup... Added 2 STTs which ranked tied for 3rd on the team... Spent the first three weeks of the season on the practice squad. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 11-4

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2015 - Appeared in 7 contests, (Games 1-4, & 14-16), with 3 starts at ILB (Games 14-16)… Recorded 25 tackles, 1 TFL and 2 fumble recoveries… Both fumble recoveries came in Game 15 at TB, becoming first Bears rookie with 2 opponent fumble recoveries in a game since LB Bryan Knight (9/22/02)… In first career start (Game 14 at MIN), led team with 9 tackles, including 1 TFL. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 7-3

COLLEGE: Two-time honorable mention all-Pac-12 and three-time team captain out of Washington… Collected 328 tackles, 13.5 TFLs, 25 pass breakups, 4 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, 6 interceptions (2 return touchdowns) and 4 sacks in 51 career games… Earned honorable mention all-Pac-12 and Academic all-Pac-12 as a senior… Earned the Chuck Niemi Big Hit Award at the team's postseason banquet… Started all 14 regular-season games at linebacker… Collected a career-high 108 tackles, 1.5 TFLs, 12 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery and 2 interceptions, which were both returned for touchdowns.

PERSONAL: Attended Long Beach Jordan H.S. (Long Beach, CA)... Saw senior season cut short with an injury early in the second game of the year... As a junior, was named the Moore League's player of the year as a quarterback... Passed for 1,395 yards and rushed for 642 in 2008... Accounted for a total of 20 touchdowns as a junior.

PRO CAREER: In two seasons with the Bears (2015-16), appeared in 18 contests, with 7 starts, collecting 46 tackles, 4 TFLs, 2 fumble recoveries, 2 Special teams tackles and 1 pass breakup… Recorded 2 fumble recoveries at Tampa Bay (12/27/15), becoming first Bears rookie with 2 opponent fumble recoveries in a game since LB Bryan Knight (9/22/02).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with the Bears as an undrafted free agent (5/3/15)… Waived by Chicago (10/6/15)… Signed to the Bears practice squad (10/8/15)… Signed to Chicago's active roster (12/15/15)... released by the Chicago Bears... signed to the Chicago Bears practice squad... signed to the Chicago Bears active roster... SIGNED through 2017.

2016 SEASON: Appeared in 11 games with 4 starts (Games 3 & 11-13), recording 21 tackles 3 TFLs and 1 pass breakup... Added 2 STTs which ranked tied for 3rd on the team... Spent the first three weeks of the season on the practice squad. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 11-4

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2015 - Appeared in 7 contests, (Games 1-4, & 14-16), with 3 starts at ILB (Games 14-16)… Recorded 25 tackles, 1 TFL and 2 fumble recoveries… Both fumble recoveries came in Game 15 at TB, becoming first Bears rookie with 2 opponent fumble recoveries in a game since LB Bryan Knight (9/22/02)… In first career start (Game 14 at MIN), led team with 9 tackles, including 1 TFL. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 7-3

COLLEGE: Two-time honorable mention all-Pac-12 and three-time team captain out of Washington… Collected 328 tackles, 13.5 TFLs, 25 pass breakups, 4 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, 6 interceptions (2 return touchdowns) and 4 sacks in 51 career games… Earned honorable mention all-Pac-12 and Academic all-Pac-12 as a senior… Earned the Chuck Niemi Big Hit Award at the team's postseason banquet… Started all 14 regular-season games at linebacker… Collected a career-high 108 tackles, 1.5 TFLs, 12 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery and 2 interceptions, which were both returned for touchdowns.

PERSONAL: Attended Long Beach Jordan H.S. (Long Beach, CA)... Saw senior season cut short with an injury early in the second game of the year... As a junior, was named the Moore League's player of the year as a quarterback... Passed for 1,395 yards and rushed for 642 in 2008... Accounted for a total of 20 touchdowns as a junior.

 

Recent Articles

  • Timu impressive in first NFL start

    Posted Dec 22, 2015

    Making his first NFL start, rookie linebacker John Timu showed impressive instincts in leading the Bears with nine tackles in Sunday's game against the Vikings.

  • Timu hopes to make most of chance

    Posted Dec 17, 2015

    After 10 weeks on the practice squad, rookie linebacker John Timu is back on the active roster and may get a chance to show what he can do not only on special teams but on defense as well.

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