Player Bio

Brock Vereen
SS #45
Height:
5-11
Weight:
199
Age:
22
College:
Minnesota
Hometown:
Valencia, CA
Experience:
0

Quick Stats (2014 PRE):

TCKL
10
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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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

  • ITB: Players support school fair

    Posted Aug 26, 2014

    Bears players stop by the annual Back to School Fair hosted by Bears Care on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University. The annual event helps students prepare for a successful school year.

  • Vereen: 'Good to get a win'

    Posted Aug 8, 2014

    Rookie safety discusses his first preseason game in the NFL with the media following Friday's win over the Eagles.

  • Bears appreciate fan support at camp

    Posted Aug 7, 2014

    Several Bears including Brandon Marshall and Robbie Gould express their gratitude for the fan support they receive at training camp.

  • Vereen: Working to improve

    Posted Jul 30, 2014

    Rookie safety Brock Vereen spoke to the media following practice to discuss his transition to the NFL.