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John Timu

LB

#53

Experience: 4 years

Height: 6-0

Age: 26

Weight: 246 lbs

College: Washington

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Biography

PRO CAREER: In three seasons with the Bears (2015-17), appeared in 28 contests, with 9 starts, collecting 59 tackles, 6 TFLs, 2 fumble recoveries, 4 STTs and 2 pass breakups... Recorded 2 fumble recoveries at Tampa Bay (12/27/15), becoming first Bears rookie with 2 opponent fumble recoveries in a game since LB Bryan Knight (9/22/02).

2017 SEASON: Appeared in 11 games (2 starts), recording 13 tackles, 2 TFLs and 1 pass breakup... Adds 2 STTs. Inactive for Games 6-8.

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2016: Appeared in 11 games with 4 starts (Games 3 & 11-13), recording 21 tackles, 3 TFLs and 1 pass breakup... Added 2 STTs with ranked tied for 3rd on the team... Spent the first three weeks of the season on the practice squad. 2015- Appeared in 7 contests, (Games 1-4, & 14-16), with 3 starts at ILB (Games 14-16)... Recorded 25 tackles, 1 TFL and 2 fumble recoveries... Both fumble recoveries came in Game 15 at TB, becoming first Bears rookie with 2 opponent fumble recoveries in a game since LB Bryan Knight (9/22/02)... In first career start (Game 14 at MIN), led team with 9 tackles, including 1 TFL.

COLLEGE: Two-time honorable mention all-Pac-12 and three-time team captain out of Washington… Collected 328 tackles, 13.5 TFLs, 25 pass breakups, 4 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, 6 interceptions (2 return touchdowns) and 4 sacks in 51 career games… Earned honorable mention all-Pac-12 and Academic all-Pac-12 as a senior… Earned the Chuck Niemi Big Hit Award at the team's postseason banquet… Started all 14 regular-season games at linebacker… Collected a career-high 108 tackles, 1.5 TFLs, 12 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery and 2 interceptions, which were both returned for touchdowns.

PERSONAL: Attended Long Beach Jordan H.S. (Long Beach, CA)... Saw senior season cut short with an injury early in the second game of the year... As a junior, was named the Moore League's player of the year as a quarterback... Passed for 1,395 yards and rushed for 642 in 2008... Accounted for a total of 20 touchdowns as a junior.

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