Player Bio

Tarik Cohen
RB #29
Height:
5-6
Weight:
181
Age:
22
College:
North Carolina A&T
Experience:
R

Quick Stats (2017):

CAR
50
YDS
226
AVG
4.5
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 50 226 4.5 46 0 26 158 6.1 19 1 3 2
2017 CHI 6 1 50 226 4.5 46 0 26 158 6.1 19T 1 3 2
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 ATL L 17-23 5 66 13.2 46 0 8 47 5.9 19 1 -- --
2 @TB L 7-29 7 13 1.9 9 0 8 55 6.9 14 0 1 1
3 PIT W 23-17 12 78 6.5 36 0 4 24 6 9 0 1 0
4 @GB L 14-35 6 24 4 7 0 4 24 6 8 0 -- --
5 MIN L 17-20 6 13 2.2 7 0 1 -6 -6 -3 0 -- --
6 @BAL W 27-24 14 32 2.3 9 0 1 14 14 14 0 1 1

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Biography

Selected in the fourth round (119th overall pick) of the 2017 NFL Draft. The diminutive and speedy 5-6, 179-pounder is the leading rusher in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference history with 5,619 yards on 868 carries. A four-time all-conference selection who was voted the MEAC offensive player of the year as a junior in 2015, he rushed for 1,148, 1,340, 1,543 and 1,588 yards in his four seasons.

Cohen set all-time school records with 6,564 all-purpose yards and 61 touchdowns—with 56 coming on runs, three on receptions and two on passes. He also averaged 6.5 yards per carry, caught 98 passes for 945 yards and competed on North Carolina A&T's track team as a sprinter.

Cohen has been nicknamed "The Human Joystick" because of his cutback running style.

Selected in the fourth round (119th overall pick) of the 2017 NFL Draft. The diminutive and speedy 5-6, 179-pounder is the leading rusher in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference history with 5,619 yards on 868 carries. A four-time all-conference selection who was voted the MEAC offensive player of the year as a junior in 2015, he rushed for 1,148, 1,340, 1,543 and 1,588 yards in his four seasons.

Cohen set all-time school records with 6,564 all-purpose yards and 61 touchdowns—with 56 coming on runs, three on receptions and two on passes. He also averaged 6.5 yards per carry, caught 98 passes for 945 yards and competed on North Carolina A&T's track team as a sprinter.

Cohen has been nicknamed "The Human Joystick" because of his cutback running style.

 

Recent Articles

  • Cohen turning heads with performance

    Posted Aug 24, 2017

    Opposing players, including one that Bears running back Tarik Cohen has admired for a long time, are starting to take notice of the promising rookie.

  • Cohen making smooth transition into NFL

    Posted Aug 17, 2017

    Running back Tarik Cohen's impressive performance in the Bears' preseason opener empowered the rookie fourth-round pick with confidence as he returned to the practice field this week.

  • Cohen emerging as fan favorite at practice

    Posted Aug 2, 2017

    Bears rookie running back Tarik Cohen has emerged as a fan favorite at training camp, where he has displayed some of the moves that earned him the nickname "The Human Joystick" in college.

  • Cohen motivated by those who doubt him

    Posted Jun 21, 2017

    The latest installment of "Meet the Rookies" features running back Tarik Cohen and his constant battle against perceptions about his size.

Recent Videos

  • Tarik Cohen surprises students

    Posted 2 hours ago

    Bears running back Tarik Cohen makes a surprise school visit on Chicago’s South Side.

  • Cohen talks touchdown pass

    Posted Oct 15, 2017

    Running back Tarik Cohen talks with the media following the Bears overtime win over the Ravens.

  • Meet The Rookies: Tarik Cohen

    Posted Sep 13, 2017

    Tarik Cohen burst from the tiny hamlet of Bunn, N.C., and arrived at Halas Hall as a fourth-round Draft pick. The shifty running back explains why the one college scholarship offer he received was enough and how he thrives on the doubts of others. His mother and college position coach reveal exactly how long his odds seemed and how belief can change everything.

  • Playbook: Cohen reading blocks

    Posted Sep 12, 2017

    Tom Thayer breaks out the game tape to take a closer look at rookie running back Tarik Cohen's big debut.