Player Bio

Nick Kwiatkoski
ILB #44
Height:
6-2
Weight:
242
Age:
24
College:
West Virginia
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
31
SCK
2.0
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 75 60 15 3.0 0 4 0 0 -- 0 0 2 0
2017 CHI 9 4 31 26 5 2.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2016 CHI 14 7 44 34 10 1.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 ATL L 17-23 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @TB L 7-29 4 4 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 PIT W 23-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @GB L 14-35 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 MIN L 17-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @BAL W 27-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 CAR W 17-3 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @NO L 12-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 GB L 16-23 9 8 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 DET L 24-27 2 2 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
12 @PHI L 3-31 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 SF L 14-15 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @CIN W 33-7 3 2 1 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @DET L 10-20 8 6 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Enters second NFL season with the Bears, recording 52 tackles, 5 TFLs, 1 forced fumble, 1 sack and 1 pass break up.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted in the 4th round (113th overall) of the 2016 Draft by the Chicago Bears.

2016 SEASON: Recorded 52 tackles, 5 TFLs, 1 forced fumble, 1 sack and 1 pass breakup in 14 games (7 starts) as a rookie ... made 10 tackles vs. SF (12/4) ... posted a team-high in tackles twice (6 vs. TEN 11/27 & 9 at DET 12/11).  GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 14-7

COLLEGE: Appeared in 48 games with 37 starts in four seasons (2012-15) for West Virginia, notching 303 tackles, 28 TFLs, 6 interceptions, 2 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 3 pass breakups … earned first-team all-Big 12 following his senior season ... saw action in 13 games with 13 starts, posting 86 tackles, 10 TFLs, 3 interceptions and 1 forced fumble as a seinor … 86 tackles led WVU and placed 16th in the Big 12 … earned first-team all-Big 12 honors ... started in all 13 games, leading the Mountaineers in tackles (103) and TFLs (11.5) a s a junior … added 4 pass breakups … 71 solo tackles ranked fifth in the Big 12 while 103 tackles ranked ninth … 11.5 TFLs ranked tied for 12th in the Big 12 ... named to Phil Steele's all-Big 12 second-team as a sophomore … started 10-of-10 contests … moved to Will linebacker in spring … his 86 tackles ranked fifth in the Big 12 and first on WVU … placed second on the team with 3 interceptions … added 6.5 TFLs, 2 sacks and 2 forced fumbles ... started 1/12 games for the Mountaineers, finishing with 28 tackles and 3 pass breakups as a redshirt freshman.

PERSONAL: Played wide receiver and safety at Bethel Park H.S. (Bethel Park, Pa.) … missed first two months of his senior season with a back injury … led Bethel Park to the second round of the WPIAL playoffs and a top-10 ranking in the state as a senior … Selected to play in the Chesapeake Bowl.
PRO CAREER: Enters second NFL season with the Bears, recording 52 tackles, 5 TFLs, 1 forced fumble, 1 sack and 1 pass break up.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted in the 4th round (113th overall) of the 2016 Draft by the Chicago Bears.

2016 SEASON: Recorded 52 tackles, 5 TFLs, 1 forced fumble, 1 sack and 1 pass breakup in 14 games (7 starts) as a rookie ... made 10 tackles vs. SF (12/4) ... posted a team-high in tackles twice (6 vs. TEN 11/27 & 9 at DET 12/11).  GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 14-7

COLLEGE: Appeared in 48 games with 37 starts in four seasons (2012-15) for West Virginia, notching 303 tackles, 28 TFLs, 6 interceptions, 2 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 3 pass breakups … earned first-team all-Big 12 following his senior season ... saw action in 13 games with 13 starts, posting 86 tackles, 10 TFLs, 3 interceptions and 1 forced fumble as a seinor … 86 tackles led WVU and placed 16th in the Big 12 … earned first-team all-Big 12 honors ... started in all 13 games, leading the Mountaineers in tackles (103) and TFLs (11.5) a s a junior … added 4 pass breakups … 71 solo tackles ranked fifth in the Big 12 while 103 tackles ranked ninth … 11.5 TFLs ranked tied for 12th in the Big 12 ... named to Phil Steele's all-Big 12 second-team as a sophomore … started 10-of-10 contests … moved to Will linebacker in spring … his 86 tackles ranked fifth in the Big 12 and first on WVU … placed second on the team with 3 interceptions … added 6.5 TFLs, 2 sacks and 2 forced fumbles ... started 1/12 games for the Mountaineers, finishing with 28 tackles and 3 pass breakups as a redshirt freshman.

PERSONAL: Played wide receiver and safety at Bethel Park H.S. (Bethel Park, Pa.) … missed first two months of his senior season with a back injury … led Bethel Park to the second round of the WPIAL playoffs and a top-10 ranking in the state as a senior … Selected to play in the Chesapeake Bowl.
 

Recent Articles

  • Kwiatkoski delivers big hit in loss to Browns

    Posted Aug 31, 2017

    Bears inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski produced an impact play-both figuratively and literally-with a first-quarter sack in Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Browns.

  • Kwiatkoski making steady improvement

    Posted Dec 20, 2016

    Rookie linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski has impressed Bears coaches with his instincts and playmaking ability while starting the last four games.

  • Opportunity knocks for Kwiatkoski

    Posted Nov 24, 2016

    Having made strides in practice after missing most of training camp with an injury, rookie linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski is ready to step in to replace suspended veteran Jerrell Freeman.

  • Bears trade up to pick Kwiatkoski

    Posted Apr 30, 2016

    The Bears continued to wheel and deal Thursday, trading up four spots in the fourth round of the draft to select West Virginia inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski with the 113th pick.

Recent Videos

  • Playbook: Kwiatkoski attacking downhill

    Posted Nov 14, 2017

    Tom Thayer breaks out the game tape and takes a look at how inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski showed great awareness that resulted in two stops for a loss in Week 10.

  • Kwiatkoski talks defense

    Posted Aug 31, 2017

    Inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski talks to the media following the Bears final preseason game of 2017.

  • Kwiatkoski plays Phone Challenge

    By Chicago Bears Network - Posted May 9, 2017

    What's Nick Kwiatkoski's app of shame? Find out as he plays the Phone Challenge with Inside The Bears co-host Lauren Screeden.

  • Combine workout: Nick Kwiatkoski

    Posted Feb 25, 2017

    Watch West Virginia LB Nick Kwiatkoski work out at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine.