Player Bio

Charles Leno
OL #72
Height:
6-3
Weight:
305
Age:
24
College:
Boise State
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2016 PRE):

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2
GS
2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 22 14
2015 CHI 16 13
2014 CHI 6 1

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Enters second NFL season with Chicago after seeing action in 6 contests with 1 start as a rookie, appearing mostly as a sixth eligible lineman… Made NFL debut on November 9, 2014 at Green Bay… Made first NFL start on November 16, 2014 versus Minnesota as a sixth eligible lineman.
PRO CAREER: Enters second NFL season with Chicago after seeing action in 6 contests with 1 start as a rookie, appearing mostly as a sixth eligible lineman… Made NFL debut on November 9, 2014 at Green Bay… Made first NFL start on November 16, 2014 versus Minnesota as a sixth eligible lineman.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Chicago Bears in the 7th round (246th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft… Signed 4-year contract with the Bears (5/13/14). SIGNED through 2017

2014 SEASON: Appeared in 6 contests with 1 start in his rookie season with the Bears, spending most of his time as a sixth eligible lineman… Made NFL debut at Green Bay (11/9) and first career start a week later vs. MIN (11/6) as a sixth eligible lineman… Saw action in Games 9-14… Inactive Games 1-5, 7 and 8 and 16, while active but Did Not Play in Games 6 and 15. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 6-1

COLLEGE CAREER: Concluded his collegiate career at Boise State (2010-13) having started 39-consecutive games, including each of the last 26 at left tackle… Saw action in 49 games, accounting for 39 touchdown saving blocks and 245 knockdowns… Also blocked a field goal attempt on special teams… Named first-team All-Mountain West tackle as a senior and second-team all-conference as a junior… A part of offensive line that ranked sixth nationally in sacks allowed (0.77 per game) as a junior and led the nation as a sophomore (0.62 per game).

PERSONAL: Played football and basketball, earning three varsity letters in each sport at San Leandro HS (San Leandro, CA)… Named first-team all-conference as an offensive tackle and second-team all-conference as a defensive end as a senior… Earned honorable mention all-conference honors on offense as a junior… Also named first-team All-Metro, first-team all-East Bay and was selected to the “Cream of the Crop” Bay Area, which includes the top 22 players in the region.

Recent Articles

  • Coach calls Leno most underrated OL

    Posted Aug 7, 2016

    Left tackle Charles Leno Jr. doesn’t get a lot of publicity, but veteran offensive line coach Dave Magazu is a huge fan of the 2014 seventh-round draft pick from Boise State.

  • Bears offensive line sports new look

    Posted Jul 18, 2016

    The offensive line that steps on the field when the Bears open training camp next week will be dramatically different than the one that spent last summer in Bourbonnais.

  • Leno likely to start in place of Bushrod

    Posted Oct 2, 2015

    Charles Leno Jr. is expected to start in place of the injured Jermon Bushrod at left tackle Sunday against the Raiders, while quarterback Jay Cutler and receiver Alshon Jeffery are both listed as questionable.

  • Bears agree to terms with four picks

    Posted May 13, 2014

    The Bears on Tuesday agreed to four-year contracts with two more of their draft picks, fourth-round running back Ka'Deem Carey and seventh-round tackle Charles Leno Jr.

Recent Videos

  • Leno: Next man up

    Posted Aug 9, 2016

    Offensive Lineman Charles Leno talks with the media after Tuesday's practice in Bourbonnais.

  • Report: Day 8 takeaways

    Posted Aug 5, 2016

    Larry Mayer checks in with the latest from Bourbonnais as cornerback Tracy Porter records an interception and offensive tackle Charles Leno Jr. receives high praise following the 7th practice of training camp.

  • Leno: I can play against anybody

    Posted Jun 2, 2016

    Offensive lineman Charles Leno, Jr. addresses the media following OTAs at Halas Hall.

  • ITB: Leno on backup to starter

    Posted May 10, 2016

    Bears offensive lineman Charles Leno Jr. talks to Lauren Screeden about going from backup to starter.