Player Bio

David Bass
LB #91
Height:
6-4
Weight:
260
Age:
24
College:
Missouri Western State
Experience:
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 33 21 12 4.0 0 1 1 24 -- 24 1 1 0
2014 CHI 8 1 10 6 4 3.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2013 CHI 12 1 23 15 8 1.0 0 1 1 24 24 24 1 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 BUF L 20-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @SF W 28-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @NYJ W 27-19 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 GB L 17-38 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @CAR L 24-31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @GB L 14-55 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 MIN W 21-13 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 TB W 21-13 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
13 @DET L 17-34 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 DAL L 28-41 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 NO L 15-31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 DET L 14-20 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @MIN L 9-13 4 2 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Appeared in 20 games with 2 starts over the course of 2 seasons with the Bears, gathering 29.5 tackles - including 4 sacks and 3 TFLs - 1 INT which he returned 24 yards for a touchdown, 1 forced fumble, which was recovered by the Bears defense, and 1 PBU... With INT on 11/17/2013 vs. BAL, became first Bears rookie defensive lineman to record an interception since DT Jon Norris (10/18/87 vs. NO)... First Bears defensive lineman to have an INT return TD since Michael Haynes (11/14/04 at TEN, 45-yard score).
PRO CAREER: Appeared in 20 games with 2 starts over the course of 2 seasons with the Bears, gathering 29.5 tackles - including 4 sacks and 3 TFLs - 1 INT which he returned 24 yards for a touchdown, 1 forced fumble, which was recovered by the Bears defense, and 1 PBU... With INT on 11/17/2013 vs. BAL, became first Bears rookie defensive lineman to record an interception since DT Jon Norris (10/18/87 vs. NO)... First Bears defensive lineman to have an INT return TD since Michael Haynes (11/14/04 at TEN, 45-yard score).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Oakland in the 7th round (233rd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft… Signed 4-year contract with Raiders (6/7/13)... Waived by Oakland (8/31/13)… Acquired by Chicago from waivers (9/1/13)... Waived by Chicago (10/7/14)... Signed to the Bears practice squad (10/8/14)... Signed to the Bears active roster (11/3/14). SIGNED through 2016

2014 SEASON: Appeared in 8 contests (Games 4 & 10-6) starting 1 (Game 16), recording 9 tackles – including 3 sacks and a 0.5 TFL – 1 forced fumble and 3 QB pressures… 3 sacks ranked 3rd amongst Bears DEs... Had a sack in each of the Bears last two regular season contests as role expanded due to injuries at defensive end... DNP Games 3 & 5; Inactive Game 9... Not on active roster Games 6-8 after being waived Oct. 7 and added to practice squad on Oct. 8... Elevated back to active roster Nov. 3.  GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 8-1

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2013 - Appeared in 12 games for Chicago with 1 start, recording 20.5 tackles - including 1 sack and 2.5 TFLs - 1 INT and 1 PBU... Returned INT 24 yards for first NFL touchdown vs. BAL (11/17)... Made NFL debut vs. NO (10/6)... Made first NFL start (11/10) vs. DET... Recorded first NFL sack at STL (11/24)... Inactive Games 1-4.

COLLEGE: Played 4 years at Missouri Western State… Racked up school-record 40.5 sacks during collegiate career... Started 50 consecutive games to set a school record... Earned All-American honors following both junior and senior seasons... One of eight finalists for the Gene Upshaw Award, presented to the top lineman in Division II as a senior... Named first-team All-MIAA... Earned second-team AP Little-American honors... A second-team Daktronics All-American and a third-team Beyond Sports College Network All-American selection... Played in East-West Shrine Game... Earned various honors following his junior season, including first-team All-American (Don Hansen), first-team Daktronics All-American, AP Little-American and first-team All-MIAA... Named the 2009 Mineral Water Bowl Defensive MVP after recording 7 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, 1 fumble recovery and 1 interception… Majored in criminal justice.

PERSONAL: Attended University City High School in St. Louis, Mo...  A three-sport athlete, participating in football, basketball and track and field... A second-team all-conference selection as a tight end and defensive end... Captained both his high school football and basketball teams as a junior and senior... Earned the Fab-25 Demetrius Johnson football award for defensive line in Missouri and Illinois... An all-metro selection in football and basketball.

Recent Articles

  • Bass urges rookies to earn degrees

    Posted May 19, 2015

    Linebacker David Bass recently spoke at a continuing education seminar for Bears rookies, sharing his story about returning to Missouri Western State this spring to finish his degree.

  • Bass steps up in preseason finale

    Posted Aug 28, 2014

    Bears defensive end David Bass recorded one sack and had a second nullified by a penalty in Thursday night's preseason-ending 33-13 loss to the Browns in Cleveland.

  • Bass excited to return home to face Rams

    Posted Nov 21, 2013

    Defensive end David Bass likely will feel very much at home on the road Sunday when the Bears battle the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome.

  • Bass provides major boost with first NFL touchdown

    Posted Nov 17, 2013

    A year ago this weekend, David Bass helped Missouri Western State edge Minnesota-Duluth 57-55 in a triple-overtime thriller in the first round of the Division II playoffs.

Recent Videos

  • Bass on his switch to linebacker

    Posted Aug 2, 2015

    Linebacker David Bass speaks with the media Sunday at training camp.

  • ITB: Big Guys, Compact Cars - Bass

    Posted Jul 9, 2015

    Bears outside linebacker David Bass and Anthony Adams go for a ride in another edition of "Big Guys in Compact Cars."

  • ITB: Big guys, compact cars mashup

    Posted May 26, 2015

    It's the very best of 'Big Guys in Compact Cars.' Willie Young, Jared Allen, Will Sutton and more relive their best moments riding along with Anthony Adams.

  • ITB: Bass Volcano Tour

    Posted Apr 2, 2015

    David Bass and Inside the Bears co-host Lyndsay Petruny venture off the Riu Guanacaste resort in Costa Rica to explore the Arenal volcano and rain forest.