PRO CAREER: Appeared in 22 contests with 14 starts in two seasons with Chicago (2014-15)... Owns 13 starts at LT and 1 start as a sixth eligible lineman... In 2015, helped the Bears offense to franchise's fourth-highest single-season gross passing total in 2015 (3,843 yards), fifth-highest single-season net passing total (3,660 yards) and sixth highest total for net yards (5,514). 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 2015 SEASON: Appeared in all 16 contests, with 13 starts (Games 4-16) at LT... Helped the Bears offense to franchise's fourth-highest single-season gross passing total in 2015 (3,843 yards), fifth-highest single-season net passing total (3,660 yards) and sixth highest total for net yards (5,514). GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-13
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2014 - 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.
COLLEGE: 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 allconference 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Offensive Lineman Charles Leno talks with the media after Tuesday's practice in Bourbonnais.
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.
Offensive lineman Charles Leno, Jr. addresses the media following OTAs at Halas Hall.
Bears offensive lineman Charles Leno Jr. talks to Lauren Screeden about going from backup to starter.