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Nick Roach

Chicago Bears

PRO CAREER: Played in 64 games over five NFL seasons, including 45 starts... Credited with 194 tackles (102 solo), 2 sacks and 18 TFLs... Added 9 PBUs, 4 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery... Credited with 29 career special teams tackles... Spent the first 11 weeks of the 2007 season on the Chargers practice squad before being signed to the Bears active roster where he played in 3 games... Notched 3 special teams tackles in 2 career postseason games.

HONORS AND AWARDS: 2011 - Brian Piccolo Award.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed as an undrafted free agent by San Diego (5/2/07)... Placed on the Chargers practice squad (9/4/07)... Signed by the Bears (11/21/07)... Re-signed by Chicago (3/16/09)... Signed one-year tender (4/19/10). SIGNED through 2012

2011 SEASON: Appeared in 16 games, making 15 starts at SLB... Credited with 61 tackles (26 solo), 6 TFLs and 3 PBUs... Added 2 special teams stops. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-15

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2010 - Appeared in 15 games, making 6 starts... Credited with 11 tackles (4 solo), 1 PBU and 1 forced fumble... Added 6 special teams stops... Played in both postseason contests, recording 3 special teams tackles. 2009 - Saw action in all 16 games for the first time in his career, with 15 starts (12 at SLB, 3 at MLB)... Tied for the team lead with a career-high 10 TFLs... Had a career-high 82 tackles (47 solo)... Recorded 2.0 sacks, 4 PBUs, 3 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery... Added 9 special teams stops. 2008 - Played in 14 games and saw 9 starts at SLB... Credited with 40 tackles (25 solo) among 2 TFLs and 1 PBU... Notched 7 special teams tackles... Inactive for Games 6-7... Collected a career-high 8 tackles at HOU (12/28). 2007 - Joined the Bears from the San Diego Chargers practice squad (11/21)... Played in Games 14-16, recording 5 special teams tackles in those contests; Inactive Games 11-13.

COLLEGE: Attended Northwestern (2003-06) where he started 32 career games... Finished his career with 241 tackles, 9.0 sacks, 16 TFLs and 2 interceptions... Named Academic all-Big Ten and team co-MVP as a senior despite having his season cut short due to a broken leg... Led the Wildcats with 62 tackles despite playing in just eight games in 2006... Northwestern's second-leading tackler as a junior with 77 stops... Earned WGN Defensive Newcomer of the Year Award as a sophomore after finishing second on the team with 7.5 TFLs... Played in all 13 games as a freshman... Majored in art theory and practice with a minor in business institutions.

PERSONAL: Went to high school at Milwaukee Lutheran where he lettered in football, basketball and track... SuperPrep all-Midwest Region and PrepStar/Rivals all-Midwest Region honoree... Uncle John Rhodes played basketball at Ohio University and is the head coach at Ohio Northern University, while aunt Jennifer Rhodes played basketball at Wisconsin.

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