Player Bio

Craig Steltz
S #20
Height:
6-1
Weight:
210
Age:
28
College:
LSU
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2013):

TCKL
23
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 122 101 21 1.0 0 2 1 44 -- 44 0 3 1
2013 CHI 16 1 23 20 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 CHI 13 0 13 9 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2011 CHI 16 5 53 42 11 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
2010 CHI 9 0 4 4 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2009 CHI 12 2 11 8 3 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2008 CHI 11 0 18 18 0 0.0 -- 1 1 44 44 44 0 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 CIN W 24-21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 MIN W 31-30 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @PIT W 40-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @DET L 32-40 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 NO L 18-26 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 NYG W 27-21 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @WAS L 41-45 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @GB W 27-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 DET L 19-21 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 BAL W 23-20 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @STL L 21-42 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @MIN L 20-23 12 9 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 DAL W 45-28 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @CLE W 38-31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 @PHI L 11-54 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 GB L 28-33 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Has appeared in 61 games with 7 starts over five seasons (2008-12) with Chicago, notching 83 career tackles (50 solo), 1 INT, 1 PBU, 1 sack, 3 forced fumbles and 3 TFLs… Credited with 44 special teams stops.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted in the fourth round (120th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears... Signed a 4-year contract with the Bears (6/2/08)... Signed 2-year contract with Chicago (3/21/12). SIGNED through 20132012 SEASON: Played in 13 games recording 12 tackles (7 solo), 1 FF and 7 STTs... Placed on IR 12/11 with a chest injury. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 13-0
PRO CAREER: Has appeared in 61 games with 7 starts over five seasons (2008-12) with Chicago, notching 83 career tackles (50 solo), 1 INT, 1 PBU, 1 sack, 3 forced fumbles and 3 TFLs… Credited with 44 special teams stops.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted in the fourth round (120th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears... Signed a 4-year contract with the Bears (6/2/08)... Signed 2-year contract with Chicago (3/21/12). SIGNED through 20132012 SEASON: Played in 13 games recording 12 tackles (7 solo), 1 FF and 7 STTs... Placed on IR 12/11 with a chest injury. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 13-0

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2011 - Set career-highs in games played (16), starts (5), tackles (48), TFLs (3), PBUs (1) and sacks (1)... Finished fourth on the team with 12 special teams tackles, second most in his career... Started Weeks 3 and 14-17 at SS... Gathered career-high 13 tackles vs. SEA (12/18). 2010 - Appeared in 9 games, playing mostly on special teams... Credited with 5 special teams tackles. 2009 - Played in 12 games, notching 2 starts at strong safety… Collected 12 tackles (7 solo)… Posted 7 special teams stops and recovered a fumble on special teams. 2008 - Saw action in 11 games, spending time at safety and playing on special teams... Finished sixth on the team with 13 special teams stops, despite not playing the first five games of the season... Added 11 defensive tackles (solo) and 1 INT... Returned his first career INT 44 yards vs. DET (11/2)...

Blocked a punt vs. MIN (10/19) that was returned for a TD… Appeared in his first NFL game at ATL (10/12), recording a teamhigh 3 special teams stops.

COLLEGE: Four-year letterwinner at LSU (2004-07), finished career ranked fifth in school history in passes defended (34) and sixth in INTs (11)… Played in 44 games, including 20 starts… Tallied 184 tackles (114 solo), 7 TFLs, 2.0 sacks, 3 FF and 2 FR in his career, despite playing just one season as a full-time starter... Named 2007 first-team All-American by the Associated Press, Walter Camp Foundation, Football Writer's, ESPN, CBSSports.com and Rivals.com… First-team all-SEC, Thorpe Award (top defensive back in college football) finalist and team captain as a senior… Member of LSU's 2007 National Championship team… Started all 14 games as a senior, leading LSU with 101 tackles (66 solo) and 6 INTs… The 6 INTs rank 7th in school history… Tied a school record with 3 INTs in the Tigers' season opener against Mississippi State… Named SEC defensive playerof-the-week vs. Ole Miss 12/17, hauling in 2 INTs to go along with 5 tackles… Posted career highs with 16 tackles against Florida and Arkansas… Missed part of the NCAA Championship Game with a stinger... Appeared in 13 games, including 3 starts as a junior… Tallied 4 INTs, becoming the first player in Tiger history to record a pick in four consecutive games, including a career-long 76-yard return against Tulane… Finished with 42 tackles (20 solo), 2 TFLs, 1.0 sack and 5 PBUs… Started final 2 games at strong safety, including LSU's Allstate Sugar Bowl win over Notre Dame... As a sophomore, started in the Tigers nickel and dime packages, making 3 starts in 13 games played… Credited with 40 tackles (28 solo), 1 INT, 2 PBUs and 1 FR… Returned a blocked punt for a TD vs. Arizona State... Saw action in 4 games as a freshman.

PERSONAL: First-team all-state at Rummel (Metairie, LA) High School and became the first player to have his number retired at the school… Also played running back and returned kicks… Parents are Keith and Linda Steltz… Older brother Kevin was the starting fullback at LSU for three years… Majored in management.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • ITB: Bears Bowl

    Posted Dec 17, 2013

    Current players and alumni, including some Hall of Famers, bowled their best for charity. Dan Hampton, Gale Sayers, Kyle Long, Craig Steltz and other Bears hit the lanes with fans hoping to roll a strike.

  • Camp Highlights: Day 4

    Posted Jul 29, 2013

    Highlights from the Bears' fourth day of practice at training camp.

  • Steltz on Urlacher's retirement

    Posted May 22, 2013

    Safety Craig Steltz talks with ChicagoBears.com Senior Writer Larry Mayer about Brian Urlacher announcing his retirement.

  • Update: Players return

    Posted Apr 2, 2013

    The players are back and began phase one of their offseason program which allows for team meetings and strength work.