Player Bio

Stephen Paea
DT #92
Height:
6-1
Weight:
300
Age:
25
College:
Oregon State
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2013):

TCKL
23
SCK
1.5
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 61 32 29 6.0 1 3 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2013 CHI 13 10 23 11 12 1.5 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 CHI 15 14 24 13 11 2.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 CHI 11 0 14 8 6 2.0 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 CIN W 24-21 7 2 5 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 MIN W 31-30 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @PIT W 40-23 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @DET L 32-40 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 NO L 18-26 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 NYG W 27-21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @WAS L 41-45 2 0 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @GB W 27-20 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 DET L 19-21 4 3 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 BAL W 23-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @STL L 21-42 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @MIN L 20-23 1 1 0 -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 DAL W 45-28 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 @CLE W 38-31 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 @PHI L 11-54 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 GB L 28-33 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Appeared in 26 games with 14 starts over first two seasons in Chicago, recording 48 tackles (23 solo), 4.5 sacks and 4.5 TFLs... Recorded first career sack in his NFL debut - a safety of Vikings QB Donovan McNabb vs. MIN (10/16/11)... First Bears player since at least 1970 to record safety in his NFL debut.

HONORS & AWARDS: 2011 - Brian Piccolo Award.
PRO CAREER: Appeared in 26 games with 14 starts over first two seasons in Chicago, recording 48 tackles (23 solo), 4.5 sacks and 4.5 TFLs... Recorded first career sack in his NFL debut - a safety of Vikings QB Donovan McNabb vs. MIN (10/16/11)... First Bears player since at least 1970 to record safety in his NFL debut.

HONORS & AWARDS: 2011 - Brian Piccolo Award.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted by Chicago in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft (4/29/11)... Signed by

Chicago to a 4-year contract (7/29/11). SIGNED through 20142012 SEASON: Played in 15 games and started 14... Collected 30 tackles (16 solo) and set a career high in sacks (2.5) and TFLs (2.5). GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 15-14

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2011 - Appeared in 11 games, collecting 18 tackles (7 solo), 2 sacks and 2 TFLs... Made NFL debut in Week 6 vs. MIN (10/16) and recorded first career sack - a safety of Vikings QB Donovan McNabb.

COLLEGE: Started 37-of-38 games played at Oregon State (2008-10)… Posted 129 tackles (60 solo), 14.0 sacks, 30.5 TFLs and 5 QB pressures… Set a school record with 9 forced fumbles along with 1 fumble recovery and 3 PBUs… Two-time winner of Morris Trophy which goes to the top defensive lineman in the Pac 10… 2010 Pac 10 Pat Tillman defensive player-of-the-year... All-Pac 10 first-team as a junior and senior... All-Pac 10 honorable mention as a sophomore… Sophomore second-team All-American by College Football News… Two-time team captain… Semifinalist for Bednarik Award (nation's top defensive player) and named to Lombardi, Outland, Nagurski and Lott watch lists as a senior… Attended Snow College (2006-07) in Ephraim, Utah, where he redshirted as a freshman… Team went undefeated in the one season he played.

PERSONAL: Attended Timpview High School (Provo, Utah), but did not play football until his senior year… Earned all-region and all-division honors playing on the DL and OL… Lettered in track as well… Born in Tonga on the island of Vav'u… Moved to the United States at the age of 16 and did not speak English at the time.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • ITB: Paea beach games

    Posted Mar 25, 2014

    Stephen Paea was among the group of players that made the trip to Cabo San Lucas. Watch as Paea attempts to coach his team to victory in a series of beach games.

  • ITB: Outtakes from Cabo

    Posted Mar 25, 2014

    Inside the Bears shot on location in Cabo San Lucas for a week. Watch a reel of outtakes with Stephen Paea, Jon Bostic, Jordan Mills, Rashied Davis, Anthony Adams, and Lyndsay Petruny.

  • Position Review: Defensive line

    Posted Jan 28, 2014

    Tom Thayer and Larry Mayer review how the defensive line performed in 2013.

  • Highlights: Bears-Vikings

    Posted Dec 2, 2013

    Highlights from the Bears 23-20 over time loss to the Vikings in Minnesota.