Tarik Cohen



Experience: 5 years

Height: 5-6

Age: 26

Weight: 196 lbs

College: North Carolina A&T


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  • Has appeared in 51 career games with 22 starts, rushing for 1,101 yards on 264 carries and five touchdowns while adding 209 receptions for 1,575 yards and nine touchdowns
  • Has recorded a reception in all 51 career games; his 209 receptions since 2017 ranked fourth in the NFL among running backs over that span before his injury
  • Adds 96 punt returns for 985 yards (10.3 avg) and one touchdown and 30 kickoff returns for 628 yards (20.9 avg)
  • Has two passing touchdowns in his career; threw a 21-yard touchdown at BAL (10/15/17) in his rookie season, becoming shortest player since 1934 to throw an NFL touchdown pass, and threw the game-tying one-yard touchdown to Anthony Miller as time expired at NYG (12/2/18) to force overtime
  • Became the first NFL rookie to record a rushing, receiving, passing and punt return touchdown since Gale Sayers in 1965
  • His 53 receptions in 2017 were the third most for a rookie in franchise history
  • Passed Matt Forte for the most receiving yards by a Bears RB in their first 40 games


2018: Pro Bowl selection; Associated Press, Sporting News and PFWA All-Pro
2017: Brian Piccolo Award

2020 SEASON (Bears):

  • Rushed 14 times for 74 yards (5.3 avg) and caught six passes for 41 yards in three games before suffering a season-ending knee injury at the Falcons in Week 3
  • Rushed seven times for 41 yards and caught two passes for six yards in the Week 1 win at Detroit

2019 SEASON (Bears):

  • Appeared in 16 games with 11 starts, rushing 64 times for 213 yards with a career-high 79 receptions for 456 yards and three TDs
  • Caught his first TD of the season in Week 4 vs. the Vikings before catching TD passes in back-to-back weeks in Week 10 and 11 vs. the Lions and at the Rams
  • Recorded a career-long 71-yard punt return at OAK in Week 5
  • 9.2 yard avg on punt returns ranked second in the NFL (min. 2 per game)
  • Voted a Pro Bowl alternate as a punt returner

2018 SEASON (Bears):

  • Selected to his first Pro Bowl as a return specialist
  • Named an Associated Press, Sporting News and PFWA All-Pro
  • Appeared in all 16 games (seven starts), recording 444 rushing yards on 99 attempts (4.5 avg) and three touchdowns
  • Added team-leading 725 receiving yards on 71 receptions (10.2 avg) and five touchdowns
  • Added 33 punt returns for 411 yards (12.5 avg)
  • Recorded a career-high in receiving yards (156), receptions (12) and yards from scrimmage (186) at NYG in Week 13; also tossed a one-yard touchdown to force overtime
  • Recorded back-to-back games of 100+ yards from scrimmage (174 vs. TB, 121 at Miami) and had four such games that season
  • Tied a career-long with a 70-yard touchdown catch vs. NYJ (10/28)
  • Ranked third in the NFL among running backs in receiving yards and lead all running backs with seven catches of 25+ yards
  • Caught 3 passes for 27 yards in Wild Card playoff game vs. Philadelphia (1/6/19)

2017 SEASON (Bears):

  • Appeared in all 16 games (four starts) and was second on the team with 53 receptions and third with 353 yards
  • Second on the team in rushing with 87 carries for 370 yards and two TDs
  • Finished tied for third in the NFL among rookie RBs with 53 receptions, tied with Kansas City's Kareem Hunt and trailing only New Orleans' Alvin Kamara (81) and Carolina's Christian McCaffrey (80)
  • Threw a 21-yard passing touchdown at Baltimore (10/15), becoming shortest player since 1934 to throw an NFL touchdown pass
  • Caught a season long 70-yard pass vs. Carolina (10/22), the longest reception by a Bear in 2017
  • Had 29 punt returns for 272 yards (9.4 avg) and 1 touchdown and 26 kickoff returns for 583 yards (22.4 avg
  • Set a franchise record for all-purpose yards in a rookie debut (158) vs. Atlanta (9/17)
  • Rushed for a season-high 80 yards on 12 carries (6.7 avg) in the Week 14 win at Cincinnati
  • Became the first NFL rookie since Gale Sayers in 1965 and the first NFL player since Terry Metcalf in 1975 to score touchdowns via rushing, receiving, passing and punt return in a single season