Player Bio

Lance Briggs
LB #55
Height:
6-1
Weight:
244
Age:
34
College:
Arizona
Experience:
12

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
35
SCK
0.0
FF
1
INT
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 1,174 936 238 15.0 0 78 16 256 -- 74 5 19 7
2014 CHI 8 8 35 24 11 0.0 -- 3 1 2 2 2 0 1 --
2013 CHI 9 9 71 51 20 3.0 -- 6 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
2012 CHI 16 16 103 74 29 1.5 0 11 2 110 55 74 2 2 --
2011 CHI 16 16 105 86 19 0.0 -- 4 1 0 -- 0 0 2 --
2010 CHI 15 15 89 76 13 2.0 -- 7 2 1 0.5 1 0 2 1
2009 CHI 15 15 118 93 25 2.5 -- 5 1 0 -- 0 0 0 --
2008 CHI 16 16 110 90 20 0.5 0 10 3 12 4 9 0 1 2
2007 CHI 14 14 102 83 19 2.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 2 1
2006 CHI 16 16 130 109 21 1.0 -- 8 2 18 9 18 0 4 1
2005 CHI 16 16 107 83 24 2.0 0 9 2 30 15 20 1 3 2
2004 CHI 16 16 126 102 24 0.5 0 9 1 38 38 38 1 0 0
2003 CHI 16 13 78 65 13 0.0 0 3 1 45 45 45 1 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 BUF L 20-23 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @SF W 28-20 6 6 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @NYJ W 27-19 6 3 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 GB L 17-38 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @CAR L 24-31 4 1 3 -- -- 2 1 2 2 2 0 0 --
6 @ATL W 27-13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 MIA L 14-27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @NE L 23-51 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @GB L 14-55 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
11 MIN W 21-13 4 3 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 TB W 21-13 6 3 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Seven-time Pro Bowler (2005-11) has recorded 1,501 tackles, 93 TFLs, 15 INTs, 15 sacks, 18 forced fumbles, 7 fumble recoveries and 6 defensive TDs in 11 seasons (2003-13) as a member of the Bears… 6 defensive TDs are third most in franchise history (trailing Charles Tillman, 9, and Mike Brown, 7), and 5 INT return TDs are second most (behind Tillman’s 8)… His 5 interception return TDs are tied with Jack Pardee for third most in NFL history among linebackers (trailing Hall of Famer Bobby Bell and Derrick Brooks)… One of nine players in franchise history to be voted to 7 Pro Bowls... Just the fourth LB in franchise history to be selected to 7 straight Pro Bowls, joining Hall of Famers Dick Butkus, Bill George and Mike Singletary… 1,501 career tackles are second most in franchise history since 1971 when tackles were officially recorded for the first time, trailing Brian Urlacher’s 1,779… Has led the team in tackles five times: 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012 and finished second four times: 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010… Has started 162-of-165 career games played… Collected 100-plus tackles for nine straight seasons from 2004-12… He and Urlacher were the first Bears LBs to be selected to consecutive Pro Bowls together (2005 and 2006) since Wilber Marshall and Mike Singletary in 1987 and 1988… According to STATS, leads NFL in stuffs - a tackle of a rusher for negative yards - over the past 11 seasons with 81... Became first linebacker in NFL history to return an interception for a score in each of his first 3 campaigns… Has 57 tackles including 4 TFLs, 1 INT and 2 PBUs in 6 career postseason starts.

PRO CAREER: Seven-time Pro Bowler (2005-11) has recorded 1,501 tackles, 93 TFLs, 15 INTs, 15 sacks, 18 forced fumbles, 7 fumble recoveries and 6 defensive TDs in 11 seasons (2003-13) as a member of the Bears… 6 defensive TDs are third most in franchise history (trailing Charles Tillman, 9, and Mike Brown, 7), and 5 INT return TDs are second most (behind Tillman’s 8)… His 5 interception return TDs are tied with Jack Pardee for third most in NFL history among linebackers (trailing Hall of Famer Bobby Bell and Derrick Brooks)… One of nine players in franchise history to be voted to 7 Pro Bowls... Just the fourth LB in franchise history to be selected to 7 straight Pro Bowls, joining Hall of Famers Dick Butkus, Bill George and Mike Singletary… 1,501 career tackles are second most in franchise history since 1971 when tackles were officially recorded for the first time, trailing Brian Urlacher’s 1,779… Has led the team in tackles five times: 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012 and finished second four times: 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010… Has started 162-of-165 career games played… Collected 100-plus tackles for nine straight seasons from 2004-12… He and Urlacher were the first Bears LBs to be selected to consecutive Pro Bowls together (2005 and 2006) since Wilber Marshall and Mike Singletary in 1987 and 1988… According to STATS, leads NFL in stuffs - a tackle of a rusher for negative yards - over the past 11 seasons with 81... Became first linebacker in NFL history to return an interception for a score in each of his first 3 campaigns… Has 57 tackles including 4 TFLs, 1 INT and 2 PBUs in 6 career postseason starts.

HONORS AND AWARDS: 2011 - Pro Bowl; NFC Defensive Player of the Week (10/23). 2010 - Pro Bowl. 2009 - Pro Bowl; second-team All-Pro (AP); NFC Defensive Player of the Week (9/27). 2008 - Pro Bowl. 2007 - Pro Bowl. 2006 - Pro Bowl; second-team All-Pro (AP); All-Pro (The Sporting News, Sports Illustrated); All-NFC (Pro Football Weekly); 2005 - Pro Bowl; first-team All-Pro (AP).
 
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Entered NFL as a third-round selection (68th overall) by Chicago in the 2003 NFL Draft… Signed contract with Bears (7/25/03)… Designated with the team’s franchise tag for 2007 season… Signed 6-year contract with Chicago (3/7/08)… Signed 1-year extension with Bears (4/11/12). SIGNED through 2014

2013 SEASON: Started all 9 games played, ranking fourth on the team with 87 tackles - including a career-high 3 sacks and a team-high 10 TFLs - 5 PBUs and 2 FFs... Tied for seventh in the NFL with 10 “stuffs” - a tackle of a rusher for negative yards - according to STATS... Led the Bears in tackles in games 1 and 4-5... Started games 1-7 and 15-16 at WLB... Missed games 8-14 due to shoulder injury. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 9-9

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2012 - Paced the Bears in tackles (128) and TFLs (9), starting all 16 contests… Ranked third on Bears in PBUs (10)...  Registered 2 forced fumbles, 2 INTs and 3 PBUs... Returned both INTs for TDs, becoming second linebacker in franchise history with two INT return TDs in a single season (Bones Weatherly, 2 in 1950)... Along with CB Charles Tillman became first teammates in NFL history to each have interception return touchdowns in back-to-back games (Weeks 4-5; Briggs 74 yards at DAL and 36 yards at JAX; Tillman 25 yards at DAL and 36 yards at JAX). 2011 - Paced the Bears in tackles (147) while starting all 16 contests… Registered 8 TFLs, 2 forced fumbles, 1 INT and 3 PBUs. 2010 - Ranked second on the team in tackles (121) and TFLs (7), starting all 15 regular season games… He played and started both playoff contests… Tallied 2.0 sacks, 2 INTs, 7 PBUs, 2 FFs and 1 FR… Led the team with 16 tackles (10 solo) in the postseason, including 1 INT. 2009 - Started all 15 games he appeared in, leading the Bears in tackles (147)… Posted a career-high 2.5 sacks to go along with 2 PBUs, 1 INT and 7 TFLs. 2008 - Paced the Bears in tackles (136) and fumble recoveries (2), starting all 16 games at WLB… Tied for second on the team and second among all NFL linebackers with a career-high 3 INTs… Returned a fumble 21 yards for a TD at IND (9/7)… Finished second on Chicago in PBUs (7)... Tallied 0.5 sack, 1 FF, 2 FRs and 9 TFLs… Collected first multi-INT game of his career at STL (11/23). 2007 - Led Chicago with 10 TFLs... Ranked second on the Bears in tackles (140) while posting 2 forced fumbles and 2 sacks... Finished the season tied for second in the NFL with 12.5 stuffs, according to STATS, Inc… Also added 4 QB hits, 1 PBU and 1 FR. 2006 - Started all 16 games for 3rd straight season while finishing 2nd on team with career-high 176 tackles… Also finished 2nd on roster with 10 TFLs (tying a career high), and 9 PBUs… Led team in postseason with 32 tackles and 3 TFLs; added 2 PBUs. 2005 - Ranked 2nd on Bears with 170 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 INT, 13 PBUs, 3 FFs and 2 FRs while starting all 16 games. 2004 - Started 16 games at WLB, moving from SLB in the off-season, and became first Bears player other than Urlacher to lead team in tackles since Barry Minter in 1999… Named Pro Bowl second-alternate at OLB after recording 168 tackles including 10 TFLs and 0.5 sack and INT return TD… Led team in tackles in 8 games… Scored 2nd career TD on 38-yard INT return at DET (12/26); combined with Mike Green on his first career sack. 2003 - Played all 16 games as a rookie for Chicago, becoming a starter at SLB for final 13 contests and tying for 4th on Chicago with 81 tackles… Added an INT return for a TD, 5 PBUs and 4 TFLs.

COLLEGE: Three-time first-team all-Pac-10 selection at LB at Arizona (1999-2002)… Switched positions from FB to LB during the spring following his freshman season… Led Wildcats in tackles each of his three seasons on defense… Concluded career with 308 tackles (205 solos), 10.5 sacks, 36 TFLs, 3 INTs, 10 PBUs, 5 forced fumbles and 4 fumble recoveries in 33 games at SLB… Named team’s Defensive Most Valuable Player as a senior.

PERSONAL: Three-year letterman at Elk Grove High School in Sacramento, CA, as a LB, RB, S, K, kickoff and punt returner… Named Sacramento Bee Player-of-the-Year as a senior with 100 tackles, including 5 sacks… Two-year track letterman in the 200-meters, 4x100 relay and shot put… Born Lance Marell Briggs to Raymond and Brenda Briggs… Sister, Tranae, played volleyball at Sacramento State, South Florida and Florida State… Cousin, Tamika Dennis, played volleyball at Arizona… Participated in ESPN: The Weekend at Disney’s Wide World of Sports during the 2006 off-season.

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