Player Bio

Ben Braunecker
TE #84
Height:
6-4
Weight:
252
Age:
23
College:
Harvard
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2017):

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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 4 41 10.3 14 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2017 CHI 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 CHI 13 2 4 41 10.3 14 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
10 GB L 16-23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 DET L 24-27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Begins second professional campaign, appearing in 13 contests with 2 starts, recording 4 receptions for 41 yards (10.3 avg) for the Chicago Bears (2016) … added 4 STTs.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed as undrafted free agent by Chicago Bears (5/6/16) ... waived by the Bears (9/3/16) ... added to Bears practice squad (9/4/16) ... added to active roster (10/1/16). SIGNED THROUGH 2019.

2016 SEASON: Caught 4 passes for 41 yards (10.3 avg) as a rookie ... added 4 STTs which ranked tied for sixth on the team. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 13-2

COLLEGE: Registered 68 receptions for 1,168 (17.2 avg) and 10 touchdowns in 25 games over four seasons at Harvard (2012-2015) … following his senior season, was selected first team All-America (AP, Walter Camp and STATS) … chosen as the 2015 CFPA Tight End Award recipient … named all-Ivy League first team … invited to NFLPA Collegiate Bowl … led Harvard with 48 receptions for 850 yards (17.7 avg) and 8 touchdowns … his 850 receiving yards ranked 6th in single-season school history and 8 touchdowns were tied for 2nd … was fourth in the Ivy League with 85.0 receiving yards per game.
 
PERSONAL: Three-year starter at Forest Park H.S. (Ferdinand, IN)… Honorable mention all-state as a senior while also earning all-conference, all-Southwestern Indiana, team MVP, and all-Southwestern Indiana MVP honors… Recorded 51 career receptions for 1,254 yards (24.1 avg) and 16 touchdowns… Added 29 kickoff returns for 1,005 yards (34.6 avg)… Defensively registered 101 tackles and 7 interceptions… Named honorable mention all-state as a junior.
PRO CAREER: Begins second professional campaign, appearing in 13 contests with 2 starts, recording 4 receptions for 41 yards (10.3 avg) for the Chicago Bears (2016) … added 4 STTs.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed as undrafted free agent by Chicago Bears (5/6/16) ... waived by the Bears (9/3/16) ... added to Bears practice squad (9/4/16) ... added to active roster (10/1/16). SIGNED THROUGH 2019.

2016 SEASON: Caught 4 passes for 41 yards (10.3 avg) as a rookie ... added 4 STTs which ranked tied for sixth on the team. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 13-2

COLLEGE: Registered 68 receptions for 1,168 (17.2 avg) and 10 touchdowns in 25 games over four seasons at Harvard (2012-2015) … following his senior season, was selected first team All-America (AP, Walter Camp and STATS) … chosen as the 2015 CFPA Tight End Award recipient … named all-Ivy League first team … invited to NFLPA Collegiate Bowl … led Harvard with 48 receptions for 850 yards (17.7 avg) and 8 touchdowns … his 850 receiving yards ranked 6th in single-season school history and 8 touchdowns were tied for 2nd … was fourth in the Ivy League with 85.0 receiving yards per game.
 
PERSONAL: Three-year starter at Forest Park H.S. (Ferdinand, IN)… Honorable mention all-state as a senior while also earning all-conference, all-Southwestern Indiana, team MVP, and all-Southwestern Indiana MVP honors… Recorded 51 career receptions for 1,254 yards (24.1 avg) and 16 touchdowns… Added 29 kickoff returns for 1,005 yards (34.6 avg)… Defensively registered 101 tackles and 7 interceptions… Named honorable mention all-state as a junior.
 

Recent Articles

  • Braunecker elevated to active roster

    Posted Oct 1, 2016

    The Bears on Saturday promoted rookie tight end Ben Braunecker from the practice squad to the active roster and waived defensive lineman C.J. Wilson.

  • Players to watch in camp on offense

    Posted Jul 25, 2016

    Second-year pro Jeremy Langford will be among the most intriguing players to watch on offense when the Bears begin training camp Wednesday in Bourbonnais.

  • Miller heads to camp as top tight end

    Posted Jul 19, 2016

    After his breakout season last year, Zach Miller will head to training camp next week as the Bears' undisputed No. 1 tight end.

  • Braunecker on 'Meet the Rookies'

    Posted Jun 29, 2016

    Bears undrafted tight end Ben Braunecker is featured in the third segment of "Meet the Rookies," a four-part series that chronicles the inspirational stories of the team's newest players.

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