Player Bio

Matt Toeaina
DT #75
Height:
6-2
Weight:
308
College:
Oregon
Experience:
5
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 36 50 35 15 2 0 3 0 0 0 -- 0
2012 CHI 3 4 2 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 12 16 11 5 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CHI 16 24 17 7 2 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2009 CHI 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CHI 1 -- 0 0 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2007 CHI 3 6 5 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Has appeared in 33 games with 22 starts over the last 5 seasons with the Bears after originally entering the league as a sixth round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2007... Over last two seasons, has played in 28 games with 22 starts, recording 54 of 60 career tackles and both career sacks during that time... Posted 60 tackles (35 solo), 2.0 sacks, 3 PBUs, 2 TFLs and 1 fumble recovery in his career... Spent the first 14 weeks of the 2007 regular season on the Bengals practice squad before being signed to the Bears active roster... Saw action in 2 career playoff games.
PRO CAREER: Has appeared in 33 games with 22 starts over the last 5 seasons with the Bears after originally entering the league as a sixth round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2007... Over last two seasons, has played in 28 games with 22 starts, recording 54 of 60 career tackles and both career sacks during that time... Posted 60 tackles (35 solo), 2.0 sacks, 3 PBUs, 2 TFLs and 1 fumble recovery in his career... Spent the first 14 weeks of the 2007 regular season on the Bengals practice squad before being signed to the Bears active roster... Saw action in 2 career playoff games.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted by Cincinnati in the sixth round (187th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft... Signed by the Bengals (7/25/07)... Cut by Cincinnati (9/2/07)... Signed to the Bengals practice squad (9/4/07)... Signed by Chicago off the Bengals practice squad (12/12/07)... Signed 3-year extenstion with Chicago (12/27/10). SIGNED through 2013

2011 SEASON: Started all 12 games in which he played, recording 21 tackles (13 solo)... Inactive Games 6-7 and 9-10 with a knee injury. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 12-12

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2010 - Appeared in a career-high 16 games, making 10 starts... Collected career highs in tackles (33), sacks (2.0), PBUs (2) and fumble recoveries (1)... Made his first career start vs. GB (9/27)... Posted his first career sack vs. PHI (11/28)... Played in both postseason games. 2009 - Played in 1 game, vs. PIT (9/20), but did not record a tackle... Was inactive for other 15 games.  2008 - Saw action in one game vs. NO (12/11), gathering 1 tackle and 1 PBU... Inactive for Games 1-13 and 15-16. 2007 - Made NFL debut at MIN (12/17/07), racking up 2 TFLs in the process... Finished the season with 5 tackles and 2 TFLs in three games.

COLLEGE: Played in 48 games with 27 starts at Oregon (2002-06), starting every game his junior and senior seasons... Finished his career with 5 starts at RDE and 22 at RDT... Earned all-Pac 10 honorable mention as a senior... Recipient of Joe Schafford Trophy, given to the team's most outstanding defensive lineman... Redshirted in 2002... Majored in political science.

PERSONAL: Born in San Francisco, but grew up in Pago Pago, American Samoa... Attended Samoana High School in Utulei, American Samoa... Younger brother, Simi, was a defensive lineman at Oregon.

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