David Bass (American football)

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David Bass
No. 91     Chicago Bears
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-09-11) September 11, 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth: St. Louis, Missouri
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 262 lb (119 kg)
Career information
High school: St. Louis (MO) University City
College: Missouri Western State
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 233
Debuted in 2013 for the Chicago Bears
Career history
*-Offseason/practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First Team Selection All-MIAA (2011, 2012)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2013
Tackles 20
Sacks 1.0
Forced fumbles 0
Interceptions 1
Stats at NFL.com

David Bass (born September 11, 1990) is an American football defensive end for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the seven round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Missouri Western State.

Early life[edit]

Bass was a team captain for University City High School in St. Louis, and became an all-metro selection; Bass also was awarded the Fab-25 Demetrius Johnson Award, given to the top defensive linemen in Missouri and Illinois.[1]

College career[edit]

Bass attended Missouri Western State, breaking the school record with 40.5 career sacks and 50 consecutive starts. In his senior year, Bass was a finalist for the Gene Upshaw Award, and played in the East-West Shrine Game.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 4 in 262 lb 33½ in 10½ in 4.74 s 4.33 s 7.07 s 30.5 in 9 ft 3 in 20 reps
All values from NFL Combine[2]

He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round (233rd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.[3]

Chicago Bears[edit]

On September 1, Bass was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Bears.[4] Bass made his first NFL start against the Detroit Lions in week ten.[5] The following week against the Baltimore Ravens, Bass intercepted Joe Flacco and returned the pick 24 yards for a touchdown,[6] becoming the first Bears lineman to record a pick-six since Michael Haynes in 2004 against the Tennessee Titans,[7] and the first rookie defensive lineman to do so since Jon Norris in 1987 against the New Orleans Saints.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mayer, Larry (November 21, 2013). "Bass excited to return home to face Rams". Chicago Bears. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ "David Bass Draft Profile". nfl.com. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ McDonald, Jerry (April 27, 2013). "NFL Draft: Oakland Raiders complete draft with DE David Bass". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ Biggs, Brad (September 1, 2013). "Bears sign rookie DE Bass; QB Johnson joins practice squad". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Postgame notes - Bears vs. Lions week 10". Chicago Bears. November 10, 2013. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ Mitchell, Fred (November 17, 2013). "Bears trail 17-10 in storm-delayed game". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 
  7. ^ Mayer, Larry (November 17, 2013). "Larry Mayer's Bears vs. Ravens game blog". Chicago Bears. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Postgame notes: Bears vs. Ravens week 11". Chicago Bears. November 17, 2013. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 

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