Player Bio

Nick Roach
OLB #53
Height:
6-1
Weight:
234
College:
Northwestern
Experience:
6
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 96 346 260 86 9 0 17 1 0 0 -- 0
2014 OAK 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 OAK 16 112 83 29 5.5 -- 3 1 0 0 -- 0
2012 CHI 16 66 51 15 1.5 -- 4 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 16 38 31 7 0 -- 4 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CHI 15 15 10 5 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2009 CHI 16 75 54 21 2 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2008 CHI 14 37 28 9 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2007 CHI 3 3 3 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Played in 64 games over five NFL seasons, including 45 starts... Credited with 194 tackles (102 solo), 2 sacks and 18 TFLs... Added 9 PBUs, 4 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery... Credited with 29 career special teams tackles... Spent the first 11 weeks of the 2007 season on the Chargers practice squad before being signed to the Bears active roster where he played in 3 games... Notched 3 special teams tackles in 2 career postseason games.
PRO CAREER: Played in 64 games over five NFL seasons, including 45 starts... Credited with 194 tackles (102 solo), 2 sacks and 18 TFLs... Added 9 PBUs, 4 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery... Credited with 29 career special teams tackles... Spent the first 11 weeks of the 2007 season on the Chargers practice squad before being signed to the Bears active roster where he played in 3 games... Notched 3 special teams tackles in 2 career postseason games.

HONORS AND AWARDS: 2011 - Brian Piccolo Award.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed as an undrafted free agent by San Diego (5/2/07)... Placed on the Chargers practice squad (9/4/07)... Signed by the Bears (11/21/07)... Re-signed by Chicago (3/16/09)... Signed one-year tender (4/19/10). SIGNED through 2012

2011 SEASON: Appeared in 16 games, making 15 starts at SLB... Credited with 61 tackles (26 solo), 6 TFLs and 3 PBUs... Added 2 special teams stops. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-15

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2010 - Appeared in 15 games, making 6 starts... Credited with 11 tackles (4 solo), 1 PBU and 1 forced fumble... Added 6 special teams stops... Played in both postseason contests, recording 3 special teams tackles. 2009 - Saw action in all 16 games for the first time in his career, with 15 starts (12 at SLB, 3 at MLB)... Tied for the team lead with a career-high 10 TFLs... Had a career-high 82 tackles (47 solo)... Recorded 2.0 sacks, 4 PBUs, 3 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery... Added 9 special teams stops. 2008 - Played in 14 games and saw 9 starts at SLB... Credited with 40 tackles (25 solo) among 2 TFLs and 1 PBU... Notched 7 special teams tackles... Inactive for Games 6-7... Collected a career-high 8 tackles at HOU (12/28). 2007 - Joined the Bears from the San Diego Chargers practice squad (11/21)... Played in Games 14-16, recording 5 special teams tackles in those contests; Inactive Games 11-13.

COLLEGE: Attended Northwestern (2003-06) where he started 32 career games... Finished his career with 241 tackles, 9.0 sacks, 16 TFLs and 2 interceptions... Named Academic all-Big Ten and team co-MVP as a senior despite having his season cut short due to a broken leg... Led the Wildcats with 62 tackles despite playing in just eight games in 2006... Northwestern's second-leading tackler as a junior with 77 stops... Earned WGN Defensive Newcomer of the Year Award as a sophomore after finishing second on the team with 7.5 TFLs... Played in all 13 games as a freshman... Majored in art theory and practice with a minor in business institutions.

PERSONAL: Went to high school at Milwaukee Lutheran where he lettered in football, basketball and track... SuperPrep all-Midwest Region and PrepStar/Rivals all-Midwest Region honoree... Uncle John Rhodes played basketball at Ohio University and is the head coach at Ohio Northern University, while aunt Jennifer Rhodes played basketball at Wisconsin.

Recent Articles

  • Roach, Hayes helping to fill void on defense

    Posted Aug 17, 2012

    It’s impossible to replace Bears star middle linebacker Brian Urlacher, but veterans Nick Roach and Geno Hayes are at least helping to fill the void while the eight-time Pro Bowler is sidelined.

  • Bears' dynamic duo is still going strong

    Posted Jul 17, 2012

    In the seventh of nine position previews in advance of training camp, coach Bob Babich discusses Bears linebackers with ChicagoBears.com senior writer Larry Mayer: LM: There’s not a whole lot of new ground to cover with perennial Pro Bowlers Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs.

  • Expectations are high for Kellen Davis

    Posted Jul 12, 2012

    In the fourth of nine position previews in advance of training camp, coach Mike DeBord discusses Bears tight ends with ChicagoBears.com senior writer Larry Mayer: LM: Bears coach Lovie Smith has said that he has high expectations for Kellen Davis.

  • Bears honor Roach, Paea with Brian Piccolo Awards

    Posted Apr 24, 2012

    Bears linebacker Nick Roach and defensive tackle Stephen Paea were presented with 2011 Brian Piccolo Awards during a ceremony Tuesday in the George "Mugs" Halas Auditorium at Halas Hall. The honor has been given to a Bears rookie since 1970 and was expanded in 1992 to include a veteran.

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