PRO CAREER: Former Pro Bowler (2013) owns 252 receptions for 3,728 yards (14.8 avg) and 24 touchdowns in 51 career games with 44 starts in four seasons with the Bears (2012-15)... Has 12 career 100-yard receiving games... 12 100-yard receiving games since 2013 ranks tied for 9th in the NFL (Antonio Brown - 22, Demaryius Thomas - 20, Julio Jones - 19, Brandon Marshall - 18, A.J. Green - 15, Odell Beckham - 15, Calvin Johnson - 14, T.Y. Hilton - 13)... Has added 138 rushing yards on 22 carries (6.3 avg)... Earned first Pro Bowl nod and named PFWA’s Most Improved Player following the 2013 season... Finished with 1,421 receiving yards in 2013 (2nd most in single-season franchise history) and 1,133 receiving yards in 2014 (8th most)… Had compiled 2 consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons (2013-14) becoming 4th Bears player to accomplish that feat: (M.Booker - 2001-02, C.Conway - 1995-96 and B.Marshall 2012-13) and 5th Bears player with multiple 1,000-yard receiving seasons (H.Hill 1954-56)... Twice set the Bears single-game receiving yards mark in 2013 with 218 vs. NO (10/6) and 249 at MIN (12/1)... His 3,361 receiving yards since the start of the 2013 season are ninth most in the NFL during that time... Holds the eighth spot in Bears single-season history for receptions with 89 in 2013 and holds the tenth spot with 85 in 2014... 3,728 receiving yards are the most by a Bears player in his first four NFL seasons... As a rookie, averaged 36.7 receiving yards per game which ranks eighth in Bears single-season history among rookies... Led Bears receiving corps in yards per reception in 2012 (15.3), 2013 (16.0), 2014 (13.3)... Averaged 89.7 receiving ypg in 2015, which ranked 8th in the NFL.
HONORS & AWARDS: 2013 - Pro Bowl; PFWA Most Improved Player
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted in the second round (50th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft (4/27/12)... Signed a 4-year contract with Chicago (5/2/12). SIGNED through 2016
2015 SEASON: Appeared in 9 contests (Games 1, 6-9 and 11-14) with 8 starts, grabbing 54 receptions for team-high 807 yards (14.9 avg) and 4 touchdowns... Inactive Games 2-5 due to a hamstring injury, Game 10 due to groin/shoulder injuries and Game 15 due to a hamstring injury... Placed on IR with a hamstring injury prior to Game 16... Had 4 games with 100 receiving yards(147 in Game 6 at DET; 116 in Game 7 vs. MIN; 151 in Game 8 at SD; 107 in Game 13 vs. WAS)... Ranked 8th in the NFL and 4th in Bears single season annals in receiving yards per game (89.7)... 3 consecutive 100-yard receiving games (147 in Game 6 at DET; 116 in Game 7 vs. MIN; 151 in Game 8 at SD) tied Jeff Graham and Harlon Hill for the franchise record. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-16
2014 SEASON: Put together second consecutive 1,000-yard receiving season after leading Bears with 1,133 yards and 10 touchdown grabs on 85 catches... Added 33 rushing yards on 6 carries while starting all 16 contests... Had TD catch in 6-straight games from November 16 - December 14, becoming the third player in franchise history to accomplish the feat, joining Curtis Conway (1995) and Ken Kavanaugh (1947), who each had 7-straight games with TD grab. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-16
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2013 - Earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl and was Named PFWA’s Most Improved Player after recording 89 catches for 1,421 yards (16.0 ypc) and 7 TDs... Set the top two marks for receiving yards in a game with 218 vs. NO (10/6/13) and 249 at MIN (12/1/13)... One-of-eight players in NFL history to record two 200 yard receiving games in one season... Combined with Brandon Marshall to become the second set of Bears receivers to both have 1,000 yard seasons in franchise annals, while their 2,716 combined receiving yards became the most by a duo in team history... His 12 receptions at MIN (12/1/3) ranks tied for fourth in team history... 105 rushing yards in 2013 are the most by a Bears receiver in a single season. 2012 - Appeared in 10 games for Chicago with 6 starts, catching 24 passes for 367 yards and 3 touchdowns... 15.3 yards per catch was highest on the team... Ranked third on the team in receiving yards... Finished 10th among NFL rookies in receiving yards, tied for sixth in TD receptions and fourth in yards per catch (among rookies with at least 20-plus catches)... Eighth in franchise history among rookies in receiving yards per game (36.7)... Made first career start on September 23 vs. STL... Missed Weeks 7-10 with hand injury and Weeks 12-13 with knee injury.
COLLEGE: Played in 39 games at South Carolina (2009-11), making 32 starts for the Gamecocks... Finished with 183 catches (second in school history) for 3,042 yards (first in school history and second most in SEC history) and 23 TDs (tied for first in school history)... Returned 1 kickoff for 35 yards... Team captain and 2nd team all-SEC as a junior... Biletnikoff finalist, All-American and unanimous first-team all-SEC as a sophomore... First-team Freshman All-American, first-team SEC all-freshman and fourth-team all-SEC as a true freshman.
PERSONAL: Attended Calhoun County High School (St. Matthews, SC)... Named first-team all-state by The State as a defensive back... Caught 35 passes for 740 yards and 14 TDs as a senior... Averaged 65 yards on kickoff returns and 35 yards on punt returns with three touchdowns... Totaled 50 tackles on defense... Also was a standout on the basketball court... Helped Calhoun County win four state titles.
Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery has been suspended for four games without pay for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Larry Mayer and Eli Kaberon of ChicagoBears.com discuss the Bears players they'll be watching on both sides of the ball in Sunday’s road game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Larry Mayer and Eli Kaberon of ChicagoBears.com discuss the Bears players they'll be watching on both sides of the ball in Sunday's road game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Larry Mayer and Eli Kaberon of ChicagoBears.com discuss the Bears players they'll be watching on both sides of the ball in Sunday's season opener against the Texans in Houston.
Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery talks with the media following practice at Halas Hall.
Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery speaks with the media after the Bears' 20-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery catches his first TD of the season on an 11-yard throw from QB Jay Cutler.
Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery speaks with the media after Thursday's practice at Halas Hall.