Danny Trevathan

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Danny Trevathan
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During his tenure with the Broncos.
No. 59 Chicago Bears
Position: Inside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-03-24) March 24, 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth: Youngstown, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school: Leesburg (FL)
College: Kentucky
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 6 / Pick: 188
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Total tackles: 348
Sacks: 4.0
Pass deflections: 23
Interceptions: 5
Forced fumbles: 4
Touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Danny Trevathan (born March 24, 1990) is an American football inside linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Kentucky, where in 2010, he was named an All-American by College Football News and was a first team all-SEC selection.

College career[edit]

In 2010, Trevathan led the Southeastern Conference in tackles with 144 on his way to being named a first-team all-conference by a number of national organizations, including the SEC coaches themselves. Following the 2010 season, Trevathan completed the 2011 NFL Draft evaluation process but chose to return to Kentucky for his final season.[1] In 2011, while leading the SEC again in tackles through 9 games,the top honor for college football linebackers.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Trevathan was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 6th round, 188 overall in the 2012 NFL Draft with the pick they received from the New York Jets in exchange for Tim Tebow.

Denver Broncos[edit]

2013 season[edit]

In a game against the Dallas Cowboys, with the game tied 48–48, Trevathan intercepted Tony Romo, which led to the game winning field goal as Denver won 51–48. In the 2013 season, Trevathan led the team with 125 tackles. Trevathan helped the Broncos reach Super Bowl XLVIII, where they would lose 43-8 to the Seattle Seahawks. In the Super Bowl, he led the Broncos with 12 tackles.

2014 season[edit]

On August 12, Trevathan suffered a fractured left kneecap during practice, and missed the first five weeks of the regular season.

2015 season[edit]

Trevathan started in the Super Bowl where he recorded a team high 8 tackles in a 24–10 win against the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50.

Chicago Bears[edit]

On March 9, 2016, Trevathan signed a four-year contract with the Chicago Bears worth $24.5 million with $12 million guaranteed through the 2019 season.[3][4] He suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in Week 12 and was placed on injured reserve on November 28, 2016.[5]


Trevathan was born in Youngstown, Ohio, to Vincent Hicks and Michelle Hicks. His father played college football at the University of Toledo. He attended Leesburg High School in Leesburg, Florida.[1]


  1. ^ a b "22 Danny Trevathan". UK Athletics. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Aschoff, Edward (November 10, 2011). "Trevathan motivated by being overlooked". ESPN.com. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.chicagobears.com/news/article-1/Bears-land-free-agent-ILB-Trevathan/ae8e3181-f91d-4f4a-8c31-2d89dba6da20
  4. ^ Spotrac.com. "Danny Trevathan". Spotrac.com. Retrieved 2016-03-10. 
  5. ^ Mayer, Larry (November 28, 2016). "Trevathan out for season with injury". ChicagoBears.com. 

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