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PRO CAREER: Enters fourth professional season, starting all 38 games in which he has played for the Bears (2016-18) ... totaled 134 tackles, 15.5 sacks, 1 interception (returned for a touchdown), 21 QBH, 8 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble, 3 fumble recoveries and 23 TFLs ... ranked third in NFL in sacks among rookies in 2016 with 7.0 ... his 7.0 sacks ranks third all-time among Bears rookies (Mark Anderson, Brian Urlacher) ... posted 3 multi-sack games as a rookie which is most by a Bears rookie since 2006 ... owns 2 career safeties (vs. SF in 2016; vs. MIN in 2017) ... owns one career playoff start, recording three tackles, one sack and one pass defense.
HONORS AND AWARDS: 2016: All-Rookie Team (PFWA, Gil Brandt, Fox Sports).
2018 SEASON: Started 16 games, recording 49 tackles, four sacks, one interception (returned for a touchdown), four pass defenses, one fumble recovery and nine tackles for loss ... started Wild Card playoff game vs. PHI (1/6/19), recording three tackles, one sack and one pass defense.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2017: Started 10 games, recording 34 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 9 TFLs, 2 pass defenses and 1 fumble recovery before being placed on Injured Reserve (11/23) ... tied a career-high with 2.0 sacks on MNF vs. Minnesota where he also recorded a safety, 4 TFL and 3 QBH. 2016: Started in 12 games (Games 1-4, 7-10 & 12-16) producing 51 tackles, 7 sacks, 2 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble, 1 recovered fumble and 6 TFLs as a rookie ... recorded a sack-fumble on Aaron Rodgers and then recovered the ball in the endzone for a touchdown at Green Bay ... scored one of only two defensive touchdowns for the Bears in the season ... recorded a season-high 8 tackles in his NFL debut at Houston (9/11) ... recorded the team’s only safety of the year on a sack of Blaine Gabbert vs. SF (12/4) ... ranked 3rd in NFL in sacks among rookies ... posted 3 multi-sack games as a rookie which is most by a Beas rookie since 2006 ... he and teammate Cre’Von LeBlanc became the first pair of rookies to score a defensive TD in same season since at least 1960.
COLLEGE: Started 32-of-38 career games for Georgia, posting 184 tackles, 17 sacks, 28.5 TFLs, 5 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries and 4 pass breakups … following his junior year, named second-team all-SEC and was Sports Illustrated honorable mention All-America … won Charley Trippi Most Versatile Award and was a Butkus Award finalist ... appeared in 13 games, with 13 starts as a junior … placed second on the team with 74 tackles and tied for the team lead in TFLs with 10.5 ... also notched 3 pass breakups and 1 fumble recovery ... named second-team all-SEC by Phil Steele and the Coaches’ and was Sports Illustrated honorable mention All-America … won Charley Trippi Most Versatile Award and was a Butkus Award finalist … named a team captain for four games (ULM, Vanderbilt, Alabama and Florida) … recipient of the Milton “Red” Leathers Football Scholarship ... named AP honorable mention all-SEC after playing in 12 games with 11 starts, notching 55 tackles, 8.5 TFLs and a team-high 6 sacks as a sophomore ... added 3 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery … voted team’s defensive MVP ... named a captain vs. Arkansas … recipient of the Hugh Hendrix Memorial Award for defense at the conclusion of spring practice, given annually to the player who most strains his potential ... started 8-of-13 contests as a freshman ... named to the Phil Steele Freshman All-America first-team ... finished with 55 tackles, 9.5 TFLs and a team-high 6.5 sacks ... added 2 forced fumbles and 1 pass breakup … recipient of the Milton “Red” Leathers Football Scholarship.
PERSONAL: Attended Hargrave Military Academy following high school ... named a Rivals.com four-star prospect ... 247sports.com four-star prospect, No. 4 overall prep school prospect nationally, No. 4 ranked player in the state of Virginia ... helped lead Hargrave to a 7-3 record in 2012 … participated in football and track and field at Dodge County (Eastman, Ga.) High School … SuperPrep All-Dixie Team … named a Scout.com four-star prospect, No. 18 DE nationally, No. 142 overall prospect nationally, No. 11 player in the state ... Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class AA All-State Team ... Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AA All-State first team ... as a junior recorded 81 tackles, including 14 for a loss and 6 sacks, as well as 549 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns at tight end.