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Roquan Smith

LB

#58

Experience: 5 years

Height: 6-1

Age: 25

Weight: 232 lbs

College: Georgia

2021 SEASON

  • Solo
    85
  • SCK
    3
  • FF
    0
  • INT
    1
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Defense

YEARTEAMGTotalSoloASTSCKSFTYPDEFINTTDSYDSAVGLNG
2021Chicago Bears17153856830211535353
2020Chicago Bears1613796414072016811
2019Chicago Bears12100653520210000
2018Chicago Bears16114823250510222222
TOTAL6150432817614016519118.253

Fumbles

YEARTEAMGFUMLOSTFFOWN FROPP FRTD
2021Chicago Bears170
2020Chicago Bears161011
2019Chicago Bears120
2018Chicago Bears160
TOTAL61101100

Biography

PRO CAREER:

  • Finished his fourth NFL season in 2021 after being drafted in the first round (8th overall) in the 2018 draft
  • Has appeared in 61 career games (59 starts), totaling 523 tackles, 17 PDs, 5 INTs, 14.0 sacks and 43 TFLs
  • Became the fastest Bears player since 1994 to reach 500 career tackles in 58 career games
  • Has recorded 100+ tackles in each of his first four seasons, becoming the first Chicago defender to have four straight seasons of 100-plus tackles, since Lance Briggs did so for six seasons (2004-2009)
  • His 139 tackles in 2020 ranked fourth most by a Bears defender in a season, since tackles became an official stat
  • His 107 tackles in 2018 ranked second all-time among Bears rookies
  • Recorded a sack on his first ever NFL snap in Week 1 of 2018 at Green Bay
  • Recorded seven tackles and an interception in Wild Card playoff game vs. PHI (1/6/19), making him just the sixth rookie in Bears history to record an interception in a postseason game
  • Has 23 career 10+ tackle games, the third most in Bears history since 1987
  • Recorded his first ever NFL pick-6 in Week 2 of the 2021 season with a 53-yard touchdown
  • During the 2021 season, his career-high 17 tackles (13 solo) Week 11 vs. the Ravens (2021) tied him for the third-most tackles in a game a Bear since at least 1987

HONORS:

  • 2021: Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award nominee, AP All-Pro (second team)* 2020:* AP All-Pro (second team); Ed Block Courage award winner * 2018:*Brian Piccolo rookie award winner; ESPN.com All-Rookie team

2021 SEASON (Bears):

  • Started in every game and had 10+ tackles in nine contests
  • Season totals include 163 tackles (95 solo), 12 TFL, 3.0 sacks and one interception returned for a 53-yard touchdown
  • His 163 tackles on the season ranked fifth in the league
  • Surpassed 500 career tackles Week 15 vs. the Vikings and 100 tackles on the season Week 11 vs. the Ravens after recording a career-high 17 tackles (13 solo)
  • Became the fastest Bears player since 1994 to reach 500 career tackles in 58 games
  • Led the team in tackles with 11 (five solo) in Week 1
  • Recorded a team-high eight tackles in the Week 2 victory over the Bengals; additionally he sacked Bengals QB Joe Burrow for a loss of eight yards and ran 53 yards for his first career pick-6
  • Logged a team-high nine tackles in Week 3 at the Browns
  • Recorded 10 tackles to mark his 400th career tackle in Week 4 vs. the Lions
  • He also logged 1.0 sack, dropping QB Jared Goff for a loss of eight yards
  • Had a team-high 10 tackles (five solo) and one PD in the Week 5 victory at the Raiders
  • Finished the Week 6 matchup vs. the Packers with a team-leading 12 tackles (six solo)
  • Registered a team-high 13 tackles in Week 7 at the Buccaneers
  • Logged 12 tackles and 1.0 sack, dropping Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger nine yards in Pittsburgh Week 9; he also had two TFLs and one QBH
  • Recorded a career-high 17 tackles (13 solo), including two TFLs Week 11 vs. the Ravens; his 17 tackles in a single game tied him for the third-most tackles in a game by a Bear since at least 1987
  • Finished the Week 13 contest vs. the Cardinals with a team-leading eight tackles (4 solo), marking the 10th outing this season in which Smith has led the Bears in individual tackles
  • Tied DB Eddie Jackson and DB Artie Burns to lead the team once again with nine tackles Week 14 at the Packers
  • Recorded a team-high 10 tackles Week 15 vs. the Vikings, marking his ninth double-digit contest this season
  • Led the team with nine tackles and recorded two TFLs and one pass break up in the Week 16 win at Seattle
  • Tallied a team-high nine tackles and two TFL in the Week 17 win vs. the Giants

2020 SEASON (Bears):

  • Finished second in the NFL with 98 solo tackles; and sixth in combined tackles (139) and was second in the NFL with 18 TFL, only behind T.J. Watt (23)
  • Finished the season as the only NFL defender to record over 100 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and have at least two sacks and interceptions. These totals have only been accomplished three times now since 2015.
  • Intercepted two passes in Week 16, becoming the first Chicago linebacker to have a multi-interception game since Lance Briggs in 2008; additionally, he is one of 15 defenders and the only LB to have a multi-interception game in 2020
  • Matched a career best two sacks in the Week 14 win vs. Houston; finished with 12 tackles and two sacks
  • Logged a season-high 14 tackles, matched a career-high with three TFL and added one sack in Week 10 vs. Minnesota
  • Logged a team-high 11 tackles vs. New Orleans and again the very next week at the Titans
  • Tallied 13 tackles (11 solo) and a career-high 3 TFL in Week 4 vs. the Colts
  • Had 12 tackles, one TFL and one PD in the Week 6 win at Carolina
  • Recorded seven tackles, including five solo and one TFL, in the Week 1 win in Detroit
  • Had eight tackles (seven solo) and one TFL in the Week 2 win over the Giants

2019 SEASON (Bears):

  • Started 12 games in which he played, recording 100 tackles, two pass defenses, two sacks, one interception and five TFLs
  • Recorded career-highs with 16 tackles and 2.0 sacks on Thanksgiving at DET, joining Vinny Rey and Patrick Willis as the only platers to have 15+ tackles and two more sacks in a game since 1982
  • Recorded five double-digit tackle games
  • Intercepted Rams QB Jared Goff in Week 11
  • inactive for Week 4 vs. MIN; placed on Injured Reserve on 12/9

2018 SEASON (Bears):

  • Appeared in 16 games (14 starts), recording team-high 122 tackles (two shy of the Bears rookie record), four passes defensed, one interception, five sacks and eight tackles-for-loss
  • Recorded a sack on his first ever NFL snap at GB
  • Recorded a season-high 13 tackles at Miami (10/14); tied that season-high at Buffalo (11/4)
  • 107 tackles is second all-time among Bears rookies
  • Recorded seven tackles and an interception in Wild Card playoff game vs. PHI (1/6/19), making him just the sixth rookie in Bears history to record an interception in a postseason game
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