Isaiah Irving

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Isaiah Irving
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Irving in the 2019 NFL season.
No. 47 – Chicago Bears
Personal information
Born: (1994-06-09) June 9, 1994 (age 25)
Oakland, California
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:254 lb (115 kg)
Career information
High school:Cypress Creek
(Houston, Texas)
College:San Jose State
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2019
Total tackles:22
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at

Isaiah Emmanuel Irving (born June 9, 1994) is an American football linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at San Jose State.

Early life and college career[edit]

Born in Oakland, California, Irving was raised in Vacaville, California and Houston, Texas. He graduated from Cypress Creek High School in Houston in 2013.[1][2]

Irving appeared in 47 games with 37 starts for the Spartans, recording 140 tackles, 23 TFLs, 11 sacks and 1 forced fumble. He was named honorable mention All-Mountain West as a senior and led the team in sacks.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Irving signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent on May 11, 2017.[3] He was waived on September 2, 2017 and was signed to the Bears' practice squad the next day.[4][5] He was promoted to the active roster on October 9, 2017.[6] He was placed on injured reserve on December 2, 2017 with a knee injury.[7]

In 2018, Irving appeared in 13 games, during which he recorded eight tackles and a sack, the latter of which came against Nathan Peterman of the Buffalo Bills.[8][9] He was an exclusive-rights free agent after the 2018 season, but returned to the Bears after being tendered a contract on March 13, 2019,[8] which he signed on April 15.[10]


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  2. ^ a b "Isaiah Irving". San Jose State University. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  3. ^ Mayer, Larry (May 11, 2017). "Bears sign 13 undrafted rookies".
  4. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 2, 2017). "Bears reach NFL's 53-man roster limit". Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  5. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 4, 2017). "Bears sign Jenkins, nine to practice squad". Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "Bears promote OLB Isaiah Irving to active roster". October 9, 2017. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  7. ^ Mayer, Larry (December 2, 2017). "Bears activate Deiondre' Hall off IR".
  8. ^ a b Eurich, Matt (March 13, 2019). "Bears tender three players, including Roy Robertson-Harris". Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  9. ^ "Bears vs. Bills - Play-By-Play". ESPN. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  10. ^ Barbieri, Alyssa (April 15, 2019). "Bears re-sign Roy Robertson-Harris and Isaiah Irving". USA Today. Bears Wire. Retrieved April 15, 2019.

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