Unrein with the Denver Broncos in 2011
|No. 98 Chicago Bears|
|Date of birth:||March 25, 1987|
|Place of birth:||Eaton, Colorado|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||299 lb (136 kg)|
|High school:||Eaton (CO)|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2016|
Mitch Unrein (born March 25, 1987) is an American football defensive end for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Wyoming.
On April 11, 2013, Unrein signed a one-year, $630,000 tender.
The Broncos placed a one-year $1.431 million tender on Unrein on March 7, 2014.
San Diego Chargers
On September 24, 2015, the San Diego Chargers reinforced the tight end position, bringing back Kyle Miller nine days after he was waived on Sept. 15. To make room, the team released Unrein.
Unrein was signed by the Chicago Bears on September 25, 2015.
On November 9, 2015, Unrein lined up at fullback against the San Diego Chargers. This was the first of many times he was used like this by the Bears.
He has five siblings. His older brothers Mark and Mike, both played college football for the University of Northern Colorado Bears. His older sister Nicole, who also went to UNC, is a three-time All-American swimmer and still holds one of the top-10 records for the 100 meter backstroke in UNC history. He is also distant cousins with former NFL defensive end Terry Unrein, who was selected in the third round of the 1986 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers.
- Mitch Unrein scores improbable TD in Broncos lineup switcheroo
- Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws TD to defensive lineman
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- Chargers Sign Versatile DE Mitch Unrein
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- UNC Bears bio - Mark Unrein
- UNC Bears bio - Mike Unrein
- UNC All-Americans
- UNC SWIMMING & DIVING TOP 10 ATHLETES
- Klis, Mike (October 7, 2012). "Klis: Mitch Unrein's jersey is big seller in Denver thanks to family". DenverPost.com. Retrieved 2014-03-23.