Player Bio

Mitch Unrein
DE #98
Height:
6-4
Weight:
301
College:
Wyoming
Experience:
7
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 95 126 87 39 4.5 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2017 CHI 12 32 25 7 2.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2016 CHI 13 26 12 14 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2015 CHI 14 18 15 3 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2015 SD 2 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 DEN 8 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 DEN 16 20 15 5 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 DEN 16 20 12 8 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 DEN 14 8 6 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 95 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
2017 CHI 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 CHI 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 CHI 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 SD 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 DEN 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 DEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 DEN 16 1 1 1 0.1 1T 1 0 0 1 0
2011 DEN 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 95 1 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0
2017 CHI 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 CHI 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 CHI 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 SD 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 DEN 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 DEN 16 1 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0
2012 DEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DEN 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Appeared in 83 games with 16 starts over six seasons with the Denver Broncos (2011-14), San Diego Chargers (2015) and Chicago Bears (2015-16), recording 114 tackles, 4 TFLs, 2 sack and 1 fumble recovery… Saw action in 6 postseason contests with Denver, recording 6 tackles and 1 TFL.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with the Houston Texans (5/7/10)… Waived by the Texans (9/4/10)… Signed to the Denver Broncos practice squad (10/20/10)… Signed with the Broncos (1/4/11)… Re-signed with Denver (4/11/13)… Re-signed with the Broncos (4/21/14)… Signed with the San Diego Chargers (3/19/15)… Waived by the Chargers (9/24/15)… Signed with the Chicago Bears (9/25/15)... Re-signed with Chicago (3/12/16). SIGNED through 2017.

2016 SEASON: Appeared in 13 games (Games 1-8 & 12-16) with 9 starts (Games 3-8 & 14-16) GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 13-9

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2015- Appeared in 16 games overall (2 games for San Diego and 14 for Chicago) with 4 starts (Games 12-14 & 16 for Chicago), recording  a career-high 33 tackles, 1 sack, 2 TFLs and 1 pass breakup (all stats with Chicago except 1 tackle)… Recorded first career sack in Game 13 vs. WAS… Released by San Diego before signing with Chicago prior to Week 3. 2014 - Totaled 1 tackle in 8 games with Denver. 2013 – Appeared in 16 games for the second consecutive season, starting once… Collected 20 tackles (15 solo) and 1 TFL. 2012 – Appeared in 16 games for the first time in his career, making 2 starts… Notched 20 tackles (12 solo)… Added 1 FR. 2011 – As a rookie, appeared in 14 games, recording 7 tackles (5 solo).

COLLEGE: Three-time All-Mountain West Conference player out of Wyoming...Named Defensive MVP of 2009 New Mexico Bowl after notching 2 sacks and 1 FF in 35-28 double-overtime win over Fresno State... Finished career with 162 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 20.5 TFLs and 2 FFs... Played in 48 games with 38 starts... Redshirted in 2005.

PERSONAL: Two-time first-team all-state at Eaton High School (Eaton, CO)... 2A state champion wrestler (215-pound class) as senior after going 34-4 with 31 pins... Four-time Academic Honor Roll. Wife, Corey Cogdell, has competed in the last two Summer Olympic games in trapshooting, winning a bronze in trap in 2008.
PRO CAREER: Appeared in 83 games with 16 starts over six seasons with the Denver Broncos (2011-14), San Diego Chargers (2015) and Chicago Bears (2015-16), recording 114 tackles, 4 TFLs, 2 sack and 1 fumble recovery… Saw action in 6 postseason contests with Denver, recording 6 tackles and 1 TFL.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with the Houston Texans (5/7/10)… Waived by the Texans (9/4/10)… Signed to the Denver Broncos practice squad (10/20/10)… Signed with the Broncos (1/4/11)… Re-signed with Denver (4/11/13)… Re-signed with the Broncos (4/21/14)… Signed with the San Diego Chargers (3/19/15)… Waived by the Chargers (9/24/15)… Signed with the Chicago Bears (9/25/15)... Re-signed with Chicago (3/12/16). SIGNED through 2017.

2016 SEASON: Appeared in 13 games (Games 1-8 & 12-16) with 9 starts (Games 3-8 & 14-16) GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 13-9

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2015- Appeared in 16 games overall (2 games for San Diego and 14 for Chicago) with 4 starts (Games 12-14 & 16 for Chicago), recording  a career-high 33 tackles, 1 sack, 2 TFLs and 1 pass breakup (all stats with Chicago except 1 tackle)… Recorded first career sack in Game 13 vs. WAS… Released by San Diego before signing with Chicago prior to Week 3. 2014 - Totaled 1 tackle in 8 games with Denver. 2013 – Appeared in 16 games for the second consecutive season, starting once… Collected 20 tackles (15 solo) and 1 TFL. 2012 – Appeared in 16 games for the first time in his career, making 2 starts… Notched 20 tackles (12 solo)… Added 1 FR. 2011 – As a rookie, appeared in 14 games, recording 7 tackles (5 solo).

COLLEGE: Three-time All-Mountain West Conference player out of Wyoming...Named Defensive MVP of 2009 New Mexico Bowl after notching 2 sacks and 1 FF in 35-28 double-overtime win over Fresno State... Finished career with 162 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 20.5 TFLs and 2 FFs... Played in 48 games with 38 starts... Redshirted in 2005.

PERSONAL: Two-time first-team all-state at Eaton High School (Eaton, CO)... 2A state champion wrestler (215-pound class) as senior after going 34-4 with 31 pins... Four-time Academic Honor Roll. Wife, Corey Cogdell, has competed in the last two Summer Olympic games in trapshooting, winning a bronze in trap in 2008.
 

Recent Articles

  • Unrein watches wife win bronze medal

    Posted Aug 8, 2016

    Bears defensive lineman Mitch Unrein spent his day off Sunday watching on TV as his wife, Corey Cogdell-Unrein, won a bronze medal in women's trap shooting in the Olympics in Brazil.

  • Bears bring back Mariani, Unrein

    Posted Mar 12, 2016

    The Bears on Saturday brought back two more of their own free agents, agreeing to terms with defensive lineman Mitch Unrein and receiver/return specialist Marc Mariani.

Recent Videos

  • Unrein on the Olympics

    Posted Aug 8, 2016

    Defensive Lineman Mitch Unrein talks with the media about his wife, Corey Cogdell Unrein, winning a bronze medal at the Olympics.

  • ITB: Unreins hoping for gold in Rio

    Posted Jul 26, 2016

    Olympic trap shooter Corey Cogdell-Unrein is aiming for gold in Rio. Before heading to her third Olympic Games, the 2008 bronze medalist practiced with her husband Mitch Unrein and Inside the Bears host Lauren Screeden.

  • ITB: Big Guys, Compact Cars - Unrein

    Posted Nov 30, 2015

    Bears defensive lineman Mitch Unrein goes for a ride with Anthony Adams in another edition of "Big Guys in Compact Cars."