PRO CAREER: Appeared in 78 contests (5 starts) over six seasons with Houston (2010-11) and Chicago (2012-15), recording 26 tackles, 1 interception and 5 pass breakups... Has added 71 STTs, 1 blocked punt (which was returned by the Bears for a touchdown) 1 forced fumble and 2 fumble recoveries on special teams... Also owns 11 kickoff returns for 230 yards (20.9 ypr)... His 55 special teams tackles leads the Bears since joining the team 2012... Has ranked in the top 3 on the Bears in special teams tackles all four previous seasons with the team (1st in 2015, 2nd in 2012 and 2014, 3rd in 2012).
HONOR AND AWARDS: 2012 - NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (11/4/12).
2015 SEASON: Saw action in all 16 contests, starting 4 (Games 1, 3 & 5-6) in a 3 CB-set, collecting 19 tackles and 3 pass breakups... Led the Bears with a career-high 17 special teams tackles. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-4
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2014 - Appeared in 12 games, mostly on special teams... Missed Weeks 3-6 due to a quad injury suf- fered in Week 2, along with a knee injury suffered in practice in Week 6... Racked up 13 special teams tackles which ranked second on the Bears... Added 1 fumble recovery off a muffed punt and 4 defensive tackles. 2013 - Played in 15 games with 1 start, the first of his career... Finished second on the Bears with 15 STTs... Picked-up 1 tackle and 1 PBU on defense. 2012 – Finished tied for third on the team with 10 STTs in 12 games played... Helped the Bears set a franchise record in punt coverage allowing 3.4 ypr... Recovered 1 fumble... Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after blocking a punt week 9 at TEN (11/4/12), which was returned for a Bears touchdown... Placed on IR with a knee injury 12/11. 2011 - Recorded 5 STTs in 9 games played in Houston... Returned 10 kickoffs for 205 yards (20.5 avg). 2010 - Saw action in 14 games with the Texans... Made 11 STTs, 2 defensive tackles (1 solo) and intercepted 1 pass.
COLLEGE: Sixth on Northwestern's career interceptions list with 9 and third on NU's career pass breakups list with 30... 2009 first-team all-Big Ten selection by media and second-team all-league choice by coaches... Team's 2009 defensive most valuable player... Ranked first in Big Ten and eighth nationally in INTs... Earned a postseason all-star invite to the 2010 East-West Shrine Game... Named to the Sporting News' 2006 Freshman all-Big Ten team and was the team's special teams newcomer-of-the-year recipient.
PERSONAL: Attended Richwoods High School (Peoria, IL) where he earned team MVP and all-state honors (played eight dif- ferent positions his senior year)... Earned all-state honors from the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette and Illinois Football Coaches Association... First-team Peoria Journal Star all-area and all-conference selection in 2005... Won the Illinois state long jump his junior year.
The Bears on Thursday retained free-agent cornerback Sherrick McManis, agreeing to terms on a two-year contract with the special-teams standout.
Hoping to contribute regularly at cornerback, Sherrick McManis seemingly improved his chances with a strong performance in Thursday night's preseason opener.
Sherrick McManis has established himself as one of the Bears’ core special teams players. But he also wants to contribute regularly at cornerback for the first time in his NFL career.
Cornerback Sherrick McManis described the chance to return to the Bears for a fourth season as "a blessing" Wednesday after signing a one-year contract.
Special teams aces Josh Bellamy and Sherrick McManis demonstrate some of the technique it takes to contribute on special teams to voice of the Bears, Jeff Joniak on Bears Confidential.
Listen in to Chicago Bears special team aces Josh Bellamy and Sherrick McManis as they take on the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football.
Lauren Screeden talks with Bears cornerback Sherrick McManis on Gamenight Live following the Bears loss to the Cardinals.
Cornerback Sherrick McManis speaks with the media Monday at Halas Hall.