Player Bio

Johnny Knox
WR #13
Height:
6-0
Weight:
185
College:
Abilene Christian
Experience:
4
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 45 133 2,214 16.6 49.2 81 12 36 8 96 2
2011 CHI 14 37 727 19.6 51.9 81 2 12 3 31 1
2010 CHI 16 51 960 18.8 60 67T 5 17 4 43 1
2009 CHI 15 45 527 11.7 35.1 68 5 7 1 22 0
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 45 1 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 -- 0 0 0
2011 CHI 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CHI 16 1 0.1 2 2 0.1 0 2 0 -- 0 0 0
2009 CHI 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 45 55 1,506 27.4 102 1 39 7 0 2
2011 CHI 14 15 397 26.5 56 0 11 2 0 0
2010 CHI 16 8 182 22.8 42 0 5 1 0 0
2009 CHI 15 32 927 29 102 1 23 4 0 2
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 45 2 9 4.5 9 0 0 0 0 1
2011 CHI 14 1 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0
2010 CHI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CHI 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 45 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2011 CHI 14 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CHI 16 6 6 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 CHI 15 5 5 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 45 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 CHI 14 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2010 CHI 16 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2009 CHI 15 3 2 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Top receiver for Chicago in his first three seasons also making an impact as a kickoff returner, earning Pro Bowl honors as a rookie... Has played in 45 games (27 starts) hauling in 133 receptions for 2,214 yards (16.6 ypr) and 12 TDs adding 1,506 yards on 55 kickoff returns (27.4 ypr) and a touchdown... His 16.6 yards per catch is seventh best in the NFL since 2009... 27.4 kickoff return average leads NFL since 2009
PRO CAREER: Top receiver for Chicago in his first three seasons also making an impact as a kickoff returner, earning Pro Bowl honors as a rookie... Has played in 45 games (27 starts) hauling in 133 receptions for 2,214 yards (16.6 ypr) and 12 TDs adding 1,506 yards on 55 kickoff returns (27.4 ypr) and a touchdown... His 16.6 yards per catch is seventh best in the NFL since 2009... 27.4 kickoff return average leads NFL since 2009... Has finished in Top 5 in NFL in receiving average in each of his last two seasons (second in 2011 with 19.6 ypc and fifth in 2010 with 18.8 ypc)... Leads Chicago in receiving yards and is second in receptions and receiving TDs in his three seasons with the Bears... Added 1 special teams tackle and 2 punt returns for 9 yards... Has two career 100-yard receiving games... Ranked 7th in catches and 9th in receiving yards in the NFL amongst all rookies in 2009... Played in 2 playoff games (2 starts), hauling in 6 catches for 104 yards (17.3 avg).

HONORS & AWARDS: 2009 - Pro Bowl; NFC Special Teams Player of the Month (10/10); NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (10/4); Brian Piccolo Award.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted in the fifth round (140th overall) by the Bears in the 2009 NFL Draft... Signed 4-year contract (5/29/09). SIGNED through 2012

2011 SEASON - Started 11 of 14 games played, pacing the Bears with 727 receiving yards on 37 receptions with 2 touchdowns... 19.6 yards per catch was second highest in the NFL... Had 15 kickoff returns for 397 yards (26.5 ypr)... Paced Bears in receiving yards on five occasions and had one 100-yard receiving game (career-high 145 at OAK, 11/27)... Added a 9-yard punt return. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 14-11

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2010 - Led the team in receiving yards (960) and tied for the team lead in receptions (51) and receiving TDs (5) while starting all 16 games for the first time in his career... Ranked fifth in the NFL in yards per catch (18.8 avg)... Collected 17 receptions of 20+ yards, tied for the tenth highest total in the NFL... Led the Bears in receiving yards on a team-high eight occasions... Also returned 8 kickoffs for 182 yards (22.8 avg)... Carried the ball once for 2 yards... Started both playoff games, catching 6 passes for 104 yards (17.3 avg). 2009 - Ranked second in the NFL with a 29.0 kickoff return mark, returning 32 kickoffs for 927 yards and a TD... Played in 15 games, recording 45 catches for 527 yards (11.7 avg) and 5 TDs... Finished fourth on the team in receiving yards and fifth in receptions... Ranks third all-time amongst Bears rookies in catches and fifth in receiving yards... Had TD in four straight games (3 receiving, 1 kickoff return), the first Bears rookie to accomplish that feat since Walter Payton in 1975... Posted a career-high 83 receiving yards vs. GB (12/13).

COLLEGE CAREER: Two-year letterwinner at Abilene Christian (2007-08) after playing his first two seasons at Tyler (TX) Junior College (2005-06)... Honored as an All-American following both of his seasons at ACU... Hauled in 118 receptions for 2,227 yards and 30 TDs in his two seasons at Abilene... Concluded his career with the most TD receptions in school history... Set the school record with 232 yards receiving vs. Angelo State, and tied the conference and school mark with 4 TD receptions... Just the second player in team annals in post two 1,000-yard receiving seasons... Also set a school single-season record with 17 TD receptions in 2007... Caught 16 passes for 306 yards and 8 TDs in Abilene's four playoff games during career... Returned 21 punts for 188 yards (9.0 avg) and 7 kickoffs for 160 yards (22.9 avg)... Saw action in 13 games at Tyler College (8 starts), catching 45 passes for 1,023 yards (22.7 avg) and 13 TDs.

PERSONAL: Attended Channelview H.S. in Houston... First-team all-state selection as a senior... General studies major at ACU.

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  • ITB: Adams Christmas carols

    Posted Dec 24, 2013

    Anthony visits strangers by knocking on their doors to sing Christmas carols. Watch as some are taken by surprise but cannot resist joining in the fun. A former Bear even joins Adams in his festive antics.

  • Top 15- Knox 24-yd TD grab

    Posted Jan 3, 2012

    Johnny Knox scored his first touchdown of the season on a 24-yard reception, spinning away from a defender and making a nifty over-the-shoulder grab while getting both feet inbounds.

  • Bears-Chiefs highlights

    Posted Dec 4, 2011

    Highlights from the Bears 10-3 loss to the Chiefs.

  • Bear Down of Week 12

    Posted Dec 2, 2011

    Johnny Knox's 81-yard catch in the Bears-Raiders game was voted as this week's play of the week.