David Bass (American football)

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David Bass
No. -- Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-09-11) September 11, 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth: St. Louis, Missouri
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 256 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: St. Louis (MO) University City
College: Missouri Western State
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 233
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First−team All-MIAA (2011, 2012)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2016
Total tackles: 83
Sacks: 5.5
Forced fumbles: 1
Fumble recoveries: 2
Interceptions: 2
Defensive touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

David Bass (born September 11, 1990) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. 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 3⅞ in 262 lb 33½ in 10½ in 4.74 s 1.67 s 2.71 s 4.33 s 7.07 s 30.5 in 9 ft 3 in 20 reps
All values from NFL Combine[2]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round (233rd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.[3] On August 31, 2013, he was waived by the Raiders.

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 Bears rookie defensive lineman to do so since Jon Norris in 1987 against the New Orleans Saints.[8] On September 5, 2015, he was released by the Bears.[9]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

On September 6, 2015, Bass was claimed off waivers by the Tennessee Titans.[10]


  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. 
  9. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 5, 2015). "Bears make cuts to reduce roster to 53". ChicagoBears.com. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Titans Trade for Browns RB; Claim Two Linebackers". Titansonline.com. September 6, 2015. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 

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