Bilal Nichols

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Bilal Nichols
No. 98 – Chicago Bears
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1996-09-14) September 14, 1996 (age 22)
Newark, Delaware
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 306 lb (139 kg)
Career information
High school: Hodgson Vo-Tech
(Glasgow, Delaware)
College: Delaware
NFL Draft: 2018 / Round: 5 / Pick: 145
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 3, 2018
Total tackles: 2
Sacks: 0.0
Forced fumbles: 0
Fumble recoveries: 0
Player stats at

Bilal Nichols (born September 14, 1996) is an American football defensive end for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Bears in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He played college football at Delaware.[1]

College career[edit]

He had 56 tackles including 6.5 for loss, 5.5 sacks, an interception, four pass break-ups, and a blocked kick in 2017.[2] He was named first-team All-Colonial Athletic Association for his season.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Nichols was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fifth round (145th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[4] Like Nichols, Bears head coach Matt Nagy was a Delaware alumnus, while assistant Brian Ginn worked for the school before joining the Bears.[3]


  1. ^ "NFL Draft & Combine Profile - BILAL NICHOLS". Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  2. ^ NFL DRAFT HIGHLIGHTS: Bilal Nichols, DT -- Delaware
  3. ^ a b Kane, Colleen; Campbell, Rich (April 28, 2018). "Bears draft ILB Joel Iyiegbuniwe, DL Bilal Nichols, OLB Kylie Fitts, WR Javon Wims". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  4. ^ Mayer, Larry (April 28, 2018). "Bears choose Nichols in fifth round". Retrieved May 26, 2018.

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