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Cole Kmet

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#85

Experience: 4 years

Height: 6-6

Age: 24

Weight: 260 lbs

College: Notre Dame

2023 SEASON

  • REC
    73
  • YDS
    719
  • AVG
    9.85
  • TDS
    6
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Preseason

WK Game Date OPP RESULT REC YDS AVG LNG TD ATT YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LOST
3 08/26/2023 Bills L 21 - 24 0 0 0 0
2 08/19/2023 @Colts L 17 - 24
1 08/12/2023 Titans W 23 - 17

Regular Season

WK Game Date OPP RESULT REC YDS AVG LNG TD ATT YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LOST
18 01/07/2024 @Packers L 9 - 17 3 41 13.7 27 0
17 12/31/2023 Falcons W 37 - 17
16 12/24/2023 Cardinals W 27 - 16 4 107 26.8 53 0
15 12/17/2023 @Browns L 17 - 20 5 23 4.6 8 1
14 12/10/2023 Lions W 28 - 13 5 66 13.2 41 0
12 11/28/2023 @Vikings W 12 - 10 7 43 6.1 24 0
11 11/19/2023 @Lions L 26 - 31 3 20 6.7 11 0
10 11/10/2023 Panthers W 16 - 13 5 45 9 14 0 1 1 1 1 0
9 11/05/2023 @Saints L 17 - 24 6 55 9.2 18 2
8 10/30/2023 @Chargers L 13 - 30 10 79 7.9 17 0
7 10/22/2023 Raiders W 30 - 12
6 10/15/2023 Vikings L 13 - 19 2 9 4.5 7 0
5 10/06/2023 @Commanders W 40 - 20 5 42 8.4 23 1 1 0
4 10/01/2023 Broncos L 28 - 31 7 85 12.1 22 2 1 1 1 1 0
3 09/24/2023 @Chiefs L 10 - 41 2 22 11 14 0
2 09/17/2023 @Buccaneers L 17 - 27 4 38 9.5 11 0
1 09/10/2023 Packers L 20 - 38 5 44 8.8 15 0 1 0 0 0 0

Biography

PRO CAREER:

  • Completed his third season with the Bears in 2022
  • Originally selected in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft (43rd overall) by the Bears
  • Has played in 50 career games (43 starts), recording 1,399 career receiving yards and nine touchdowns

2022 SEASON (Bears):

  • Started in all 17 games of the 2022 season and led the Bears in receiving yards with 544
  • Logged his first receptions of the season in Week 3 vs. Houston, finishing with three catches for 40 yards
  • Had three catches for 16 yards at New York in Week 4
  • Caught four passes for 45 yards against the Vikings in Week 5
  • Finished with one reception for 15 yards against Washington in Week 6
  • Started at tight end against the Patriots in Week 7, catching two passes for 32 yards
  • Against the Cowboys in Week 8, caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Fields with 13:45 left in the fourth quarter to give the Bears their fourth touchdown of the afternoon
  • Was his first touchdown of the season, and the third of his career
  • His last touchdown came on Dec. 6, 2020 vs. Detroit
  • In Week 9 vs. Miami, finished the day with five receptions for 41 yards and a career-best two touchdown receptions
  • Found the end zone on the opening play of the second quarter, scoring on an 18-yard pass from Justin Fields
  • Was his career touchdown and his second on the season after scoring at Dallas in Week 8
  • Prior to him, the last time a Bears player caught touchdown passes in consecutive games was Jimmy Graham in Weeks 12 and 13 of the 2021 season
  • Connected again for a score, this time on a four-yard touchdown pass with 11:42 left in the fourth quarter to cap off a 10-play, 65-yard drive
  • He was the first Bears player with multiple receiving touchdowns in a single game since tight end Jimmy Graham on Dec. 27, 2020 at Jacksonville
  • Followed up in Week 10 vs. Detroit with his second straight game with multiple touchdown receptions, hauling in four catches for 74 yards and a pair of TDs
  • First scored on a six-yard pass to finish a 10 play, 76-yard drive with 7:40 remaining in the third quarter
  • On the Bears' next possession, Fields and Kmet connected for a 50-yard touchdown pass with 2:53 remaining in the third quarter to extend the Chicago lead to 23-10
  • His second touchdown reception of the game also marks his fifth in his last three games as well as his second game with multiple touchdown receptions this season
  • The last Bears tight end to log touchdowns in three consecutive games was Trey Burton in 2018, scoring in Weeks 4-7 (Week 5 was a Bye Week)
  • At the conclusion of Sunday's noon-slated games, Kmet currently leads all NFC tight ends in receiving touchdowns (5) and is tied for the third-most in the NFL amongst tight ends
  • Kmet finished with a team-high in receiving yards (74) and matched a team-best four catches
  • Those 74 yards are his season-best as well as the second-most he's recorded in a game in his career
  • Kmet is the second player this season with multiple receiving TDs in back-to-back games, joining Ja'Marr Chase (Weeks 6-7), and the first Bears player with 2 receiving TDs in back-to-back games since Johnny Morris in 1964
  • Hauled in three passes for 35 yards against the Falcons in Week 11
  • Caught three passes for 27 yards against the Jets in Week 12
  • Had 72 yards receiving on a team-best six catches
  • His six catches are tied for the second-most in a game in his career, and his 72 yards is the third-most he's recorded in a single game
  • Caught four passes for 25 yards against the Eagles in Week 15
  • Caught two passes for 27 yards at Detroit in Week 17, one of which went for a touchdown, which was his sixth TD reception of the season and the eighth of his career
  • Had four receptions for 57 yards and a touchdown in Week 18 vs. Minnesota

2021 SEASON (Bears):

  • Started in all 17 games of the 2021 season
  • Surpassed 500 receiving yards on the season in Week 16 at Seattle, Trey Burton was Chicago's most recent tight end to surpass the 500-yard mark, doing so in 2018 with 569 receiving yards on 54 receptions
  • His 612 receiving yards on the season were the second-highest on the team
  • Recorded five receptions for 42 yards vs. the Rams
  • Logged two receptions for 22 yards in the Week 5 win at the Raiders
  • Recorded 49 all-purpose yards in Week 6 vs. the Packers
  • Caught five passes for 43 yards, including in a 22-yard reception, his second-longest to date, in Week 7 at Tampa Bay
  • Logged a career-high 87 yards on six receptions (14.5 avg.) Week 9 at the Steelers
  • Caught eight passes for 65 yards during the Week 12 win at the Lions, his second-highest receiving total of his career, trailing only an 87-yard performance at Pittsburgh (Nov. 8)
  • Hauled in three receptions for 17 yards Week 14 at the Packers
  • Caught six passes for a team-high 71 receiving yards in Week 15 vs. the Vikings
  • Surpassed 500 receiving yards on the season in the Week 16 win at Seattle with four catches for 49 yards (12.3 avg.)
  • Hauled in four receptions for 48 yards (12.0 avg.) in the Bears final game at Minnesota in Week 18

2020 SEASON (Bears):

  • Started nine of 16 games in his rookie season; had 28 catches for 243 yards and two TDs on the season
  • Caught 20 passes over the final five games of the regular season after catching only eight passes over the first 11 games
  • Caught a season-high seven passes for 41 yards in Week 17 vs. the Packers
  • Made his first career catch in the Week 2 win vs. the Giants, a 12-yarder from Mitchell Trubisky
  • Hauled in his first touchdown catch in Week 6 at Carolina, a 9-yard pass from Nick Foles on Chicago's opening drive
  • Had two catches for 45 yards, including a season-long 38-yarder, in Week 7 at the Rams
  • Caught his second touchdown of the season in Week 13 vs. the Lions, an 11-yarder from Mitchell Trubisky; caught a career-high five passes for 37 yards in that game
  • Caught four passes for 41 yards (10.3 avg) in the Week 14 win over the Texans
  • Caught three passes for 16 yards in the Wild Card playoff game at the Saints
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