Player Bio

Patrick Mannelly
LS #65
Height:
6-5
Weight:
265
College:
Duke
Experience:
17
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 245 39 31 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 CHI 14 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 16 2 1 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CHI 16 2 1 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 CHI 16 4 2 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 CHI 16 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 CHI 16 4 4 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 CHI 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 CHI 16 4 3 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004 CHI 16 6 5 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2003 CHI 16 3 3 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2002 CHI 14 4 4 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2001 CHI 15 9 7 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2000 CHI 16 -- -- -- 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
1999 CHI 16 -- -- -- 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
1998 CHI 16 -- -- -- 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Enters franchise record 16th season in Chicago as the Bears all-time leader in games played (231)… 231 games played are the most among active NFL players with their current team… Only player from 1998 NFL Draft class still currently active with team that originally selected him… Has handled the snapping duties in all but nine games during his NFL career… Bears special teams captain for last 5 seasons (2008-12)… Contributed to Bears setting an NFL record for most consecutive unblocked punts (920) and games without a blocked punt (180) that covered 13 years and was snapped in 2003… Snapped every punt and kick (PAT and FG) attempt for Chicago from 1998-2000, 2003-10 and 2012… Has played in all 16 games 12 times in his career while pulling the trigger on 2,156-of-2,232 long-snap attempts during that time… One of the league's top coverage long snappers, notching 80 career special teams tackles, third-most by a Bear since 1995, trailing Adrian Peterson (110) and Corey Graham (104).
PRO CAREER: Enters franchise record 16th season in Chicago as the Bears all-time leader in games played (231)… 231 games played are the most among active NFL players with their current team… Only player from 1998 NFL Draft class still currently active with team that originally selected him… Has handled the snapping duties in all but nine games during his NFL career… Bears special teams captain for last 5 seasons (2008-12)… Contributed to Bears setting an NFL record for most consecutive unblocked punts (920) and games without a blocked punt (180) that covered 13 years and was snapped in 2003… Snapped every punt and kick (PAT and FG) attempt for Chicago from 1998-2000, 2003-10 and 2012… Has played in all 16 games 12 times in his career while pulling the trigger on 2,156-of-2,232 long-snap attempts during that time… One of the league's top coverage long snappers, notching 80 career special teams tackles, third-most by a Bear since 1995, trailing Adrian Peterson (110) and Corey Graham (104).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Entered NFL as a sixth-round selection (189th overall) by Chicago in the 1998 NFL Draft… Signed 6-year contract extension with Bears (2/14/05)… Signed 2-year extension (12/27/10)… Signed 1-year extension (12/24/12). SIGNED through 2013

2012 SEASON: During his franchise record 15th season with the Bears, handled long snapping duties in all 16 games, while being named special teams captain for fifth consecutive season... Collected 2 special teams tackles. GAMES PLAYEDSTARTED: 16-0

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2011 - Handled long snapping duties in 10 games, while being named special teams captain for fourth consecutive season... Collected 1 special teams tackles… Helped P Adam Podlesh set franchise record in net punting average (40.4) and K Robbie Gould to third best FG mark in franchise history (87.5, 28-of-32). 2010 - Special teams captain played in all 16 games for the eighth consecutive year... Tallied 4 special teams tackles. 2009 - Played in all 16 games and was once again Chicago's special teams captain... Helped K Robbie Gould connect on 24-of-28 FG attmepts (85.7 percent)… Credited with 2 special teams tackles. 2008 - Saw action in all 16 games and was named Chicago's special teams captain... Bears K Robbie Gould posted the most accurate season in Bears history, connecting on 26-of-29 field goals (89.7%)... Also played a part in P Brad Maynard's NFL-leading 40 punts inside-the-20... Notched 1 special teams tackle.

2007 - Handled the long snapping duties in all 16 games... With his help, kicking game tied for first in the NFC and 2nd in the NFL with 31 field goals made and ranked 4th in the NFC and 7th in the NFL with 126 kicking points... Credited with 4 special teams tackles. 2006 - Competed in all 16 regular season contests and all 3 postseason games as the Bears long snapper… Helped Chicago to 143 kicking points in 2006 (32 field goals, 47 PATs), tops in the NFL… Assisted on 3 special teams tackles during the regular season… Added 2 special teams tackles in the playoffs. 2005 - Played all 16 regular season games and the Divisional Playoff, finishing the year with 5 special teams tackles. 2004 - Snapped every punt and kick attempt in all 16 games while tying for 5th on the team with career-high tying 11 special teams tackles… Tied careerhigh with 3 special teams tackles vs. PHI (10/3). 2003 - Performed as Chicago's long snapper in all 16 games and posted 1 special teams tackle… Recovered fumble on special teams in season opener at SF (9/7). 2002 - Served as Chicago's long snapper in 14 games, missing 2 contests due to injury, and ranked 6th on the team by equaling a career-high with 11 special teams tackles… Snapped all punt and kick attempts during Games 1-5 and 8-16; Inactive Games 6-7 due to knee injury suffered during bye-week practice… Tied career-high with 3 special teams tackles at BUF (9/29)… Inactive at DET (10/20) and at MIN (10/27) due to knee injury… Returned to lineup vs. PHI (11/3) and equaled career-high with 3 special teams tackles… Recorded 2 special teams tackles vs. NE (11/20). 2001 - Handled long snapping duties in 15 contests, missing first career game and ending his 51-game streak of snapping every Bears punt and kick attempt… Tied career-high with 3 special teams tackles vs. MIN (9/23) in his 50th NFL game… Suffered sprained ankle during the week leading up to game vs. ARZ (10/14) causing him to be inactive for the first time in his career… Returned to action at CIN (10/21)… Made postseason debut in Divisional Playoff vs. PHI (1/19/02). 2000 - Snapped every punt and kick attempt in all 16 games for the third consecutive year as the Bears did not have a single punt or kick blocked… Ranked 10th on team with 6 special teams tackles. 1999 - Snapped every punt and kick attempt in all 16 games while tying for 6th on the team with 8 special teams tackles… Set career-high with 3 special teams tackles at STL (12/26). 1998 - One of 4 rookies to play all 16 games for Chicago during the season, snapping every punt and kick attempt… Tied for 6th on team with career-high equaling 11 special teams tackles… Made NFL debut vs. JAX (9/6).

COLLEGE: Spent 5 years as the long snapper at Duke (1993-97) while starting on the offensive line for the last 2… Performed steadily at LT in 1997 as a fifth-year senior… Took a medical redshirt due to infected lymph nodes after playing 1 game during his senior season in which he was projected as a pre-season all-ACC selection… Established himself as one of ACC's best blockers while starting all 11 games at LG as a junior… Played all 12 games as long snapper and reserve DE as a sophomore, but switched to O-Line following the team's Hall of Fame Bowl appearance… Team's long snapper for all 11 games as a true freshman… Majored in history.

PERSONAL: Atlanta area lineman-of-the-year at Marist High School (Marietta, GA) where he earned 3 letters in football and 2 in basketball… Played in Georgia-Florida all-star game… Began his instruction in the art of long-snapping at the age of 13 from veteran NFL coach and family friend Rod Dowhower (then of the Atlanta Falcons) whose son also attended Marist… Created personal website - www.longsnapper.com - to provide personal information on himself and instruction on how to become a successful long snapper… The youngest of 2 sons of Jay and Patty… Brother, Bernard, played football at Notre Dame from 1988-92… He and wife, Tamara, the daughter of former Major League Baseball pitcher Tommy John, have 1 daughter, Tyler… State spokesman for American Lung Association's Athletes and Asthma program.

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Recent Videos

  • Mannelly on Ed Block Courage Award

    Posted Apr 8, 2014

    Patrick Mannelly gives thanks after being named the Ed Block Courage Award winner.

  • ITB: Big guys, compact cars - Mannelly

    Posted Dec 31, 2013

    The Bears all-time leader in games played takes a ride with Anthony Adams and discusses his record 16th season in Chicago. Adams jokes with Mannelly about his mullet and re-gifting.

  • Bears-Browns Sounds: Mannelly

    Posted Dec 16, 2013

    Long Snapper Patrick Mannelly was mic'd up for the Bears 38-31 over the Browns in week 15.

  • ITB: Mannelly's embarrassing moment

    Posted Nov 12, 2013

    Anthony Adams helps Patrick Mannelly relive one of his most embarrassing moments - the day he threw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field. Watch as Anthony gives his worst Harry Caray imitation.