Player Bio

Brock Vereen
S #45
Height:
6-0
Weight:
199
Age:
21
College:
Minnesota
Hometown:
Valencia, CA
Experience:
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Biography

His father, Henry, was drafted by Tampa Bay before going to the Canadian Football League, and his brother, Shane, is a running back for the New England Patriots. Brock was a defensive back-running back who also ran track as a California prep. Saw action in nine games as a true freshman in 2010, making four starts at cornerback, and managed 10 tackles, no pass breakups and no interceptions.
His father, Henry, was drafted by Tampa Bay before going to the Canadian Football League, and his brother, Shane, is a running back for the New England Patriots. Brock was a defensive back-running back who also ran track as a California prep. Saw action in nine games as a true freshman in 2010, making four starts at cornerback, and managed 10 tackles, no pass breakups and no interceptions. Started all 12 games at CB in 2011 and posted 67 tackles, seven pass breakups and one interception with 3.5 tackles for loss and one forced fumble. Was limited during ’12 spring practice with a torn meniscus and was converted to a safety. Began the ’12 season as a backup safety before starting seven of the final eight contests, registered 64-9-2 with 1 1/2 tackles for loss and one-half sack in 13 games. Logged 59-6-1 with 2 1/2 tackles for loss and one forced fumble. Started all 13 games the first six games at safety and the last seven at cornerback.

Strengths: Very good athlete with fluid movement skills and good range. Competes hard. Runs the alley and can negotiate traffic. Good zone awareness and route recognition. Understands angles and leverage. Can carry receivers in man coverage with little wasted movement in transition on speed turns. Good leaping ability. Very smart, motivated, team player with a passion for the game. Can line up the defense. Outstanding work ethic. Contributes as a gunner on special teams. Has NFL pedigree. His 25 bench-press reps were most among DBs at the combine, and his 4.07-second short shuttle was second among safeties.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Vereen on working with starters

    (1:23) Posted Jun 18, 2014

    Rookie safety Brock Vereen talks with ChicagoBears.com about his transition to the NFL and playing with the starting defense at minicamp.

  • Inside Rookie Minicamp: Episode 2

    Posted Jun 16, 2014

    The rookies hit the practice field for the first time and coaches Jon Hoke and Chris Harris have their first opportunity to work with defensive backs Kyle Fuller and Brock Vereen on episode two of Inside Rookie Minicamp.

  • Inside Rookie Minicamp: Episode 1

    Posted Jun 11, 2014

    Take a look behind-the-scenes as the rookies arrive at Halas Hall to begin their journey towards becoming a Chicago Bear on episode one of Inside Rookie Minicamp.

  • Rookies on joining the Bears

    Posted May 16, 2014

    A few of the Bears rookies reflect on their first practice as a member of the Chicago Bears at Rookie Minicamp.