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Pernell McPhee
Pernell McPhee MT Stadium 2012 Practice.jpg
Pernell McPhee at Ravens M&T Bank Stadium practice in August 2012.
No. 92 Chicago Bears
Position: Outside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-12-17) December 17, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Orlando, Florida
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
High school: Pahokee (FL)
College: Mississippi State
NFL draft: 2011 / Round: 5 / Pick: 165
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Tackles: 92
Sacks: 17.0
Forced Fumbles: 3
Passes defensed: 7
Stats at NFL.com

Pernell McPhee (born December 17, 1988) is an American football outside linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Mississippi State.

Early years[edit]

Pernell attended Pahokee High School, where he was teammates with Dwight Bentley and Janoris Jenkins.

College career[edit]

He played college football at Mississippi State. He was selected for the All-Conference honors in his Junior season.

In his Sophomore year, He finished the season with 56 tackles and 5 sacks. He was named twice SEC Defensive lineman of the week for the season.

Professional career[edit]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

McPhee was drafted in the 5th round, 165th overall pick by the Baltimore Ravens of the 2011 NFL Draft. McPhee collected 6.0 sacks as a rookie for the Ravens in 2011, plus 23 tackles and a forced fumble while playing in all 16 regular season games. On January 12, 2013, in the AFC Divisional Playoff against the Denver Broncos, McPhee recorded a strip-sack on quarterback Peyton Manning. The Ravens would then win that game 38-35 in double overtime. On January 20, 2013, in the AFC Championship against the New England Patriots, McPhee tipped a pass from quarterback Tom Brady that led to an interception by Dannell Ellerbe with 6:49 remaining in regulation. This led to the Ravens winning that game 28-13 and earning a trip to Super Bowl XLVII, where they would defeat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31. McPhee switched from defensive end to outside linebacker for the 2013 season.

Chicago Bears[edit]

On March 10, 2015, McPhee signed a five year contract with the Chicago Bears.[1][2]


  1. ^ Sessler, Marc. "Bears to sign Pernell McPhee to five-year deal". NFL.com. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Mayer, Larry (March 11, 2015). "Bears agree to terms with McPhee". ChicagoBears.com. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 

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Chicago Sun-Times

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Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:43:40 -0700

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:45:00 -0700

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 21:41:15 -0700

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