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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: 275 lb (125 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 4, 2015
Tackles: 115
Sacks: 19.0
Forced Fumbles: 3
Interceptions: 1
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] On September 27 on the road, McPhee came up with two back to back sacks in a 26-0 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.


  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. 

External links[edit]

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:01:43 -0700

Pernell McPhee is emerging as someone teammates want to follow -- because he's good. McPhee made an impassioned team speech on Saturday night in which he asked his teammates to lock arms to symbolize their togetherness. After the game, it was ...

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 16:16:03 -0700

Bears defensive end Pernell McPhee is by no means a household name, but he has been really consistent throughout his career. For the Bears this season, McPhee leads the team with two sacks and is second on the squad with 16 tackles. Alongside Jarvis ...

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 08:35:41 -0700

Adam L. Jahns' “Read Options” column appears in Chicago Football Weekly, which is available Thursday or Friday in the Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald, Rockford Register Star, Northwest Herald, Kankakee Daily Journal, Peoria Journal Star and on ...

Chicago Football (registration) (blog)

Chicago Football (registration) (blog)
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 16:37:53 -0700

Chicago's Pernell McPhee runs after intercepting a Derek Carr pass intended for Latavius Murray in the first half during an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Chicago. — H. Rick Bamman. So many moments factored into the Bears' 22-20 ...


Mon, 28 Sep 2015 06:20:10 -0700

However, buried somewhere beneath the embarrassment of the final score, 26-0, were two impressive defensive performances from outside linebacker Pernell McPhee and lineman Jarvis Jenkins. McPhee lit up the official stat book with two sacks and a ...

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune
Fri, 25 Sep 2015 11:45:00 -0700

Chicago Bears outside linebacker Pernell McPhee has been dealing with a minor knee injury this week, an ailment that has him listed as questionable on the official injury report. But McPhee made it clear Friday afternoon at Halas Hall that he's ...

Baltimore Sun (blog)

Baltimore Sun (blog)
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 08:15:30 -0700

The Buffalo Bills won again, thanks in part to quarterback Tyrod Taylor, and the Chicago Bears lost again, but don't blame outside linebacker Pernell McPhee. Click the captions above to see how former Ravens performed with their new teams in Week 3.

Chicago Tribune (blog)

Chicago Tribune (blog)
Tue, 15 Sep 2015 08:00:00 -0700

I couldn't find Pernell McPhee. Same goes for Jared Allen and Lamarr Houston. They're listed as outside linebackers. A couple used to be defensive ends. They're all pass rushers. That's what they get paid to do. Setting the edge with a thundering ...

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