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.
Pernell attended Pahokee High School, where he was teammates with Dwight Bentley and Janoris Jenkins.
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.
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.
On March 10, 2015, McPhee signed a five year contract with the Chicago Bears.
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The Ebony Bird
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:56:15 -0700
Ravens fans are rightfully wondering out loud what the team's plans are for filling the void left by the departure of pass rush specialist Pernell McPhee in free agency. With McPhee set to become a full time player in Chicago next season and a complete ...
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:06:07 -0800
If GM Ozzie Newsome's comments during Tuesday's “State of the Ravens” press conference are any measure, we can probably add Pernell McPhee to the list soon. Asked about McPhee, due to hit free agency March 10, Newsome said, “You have to look at it ...
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 08:28:05 -0700
The Chicago Bears made the signing of former Ravens defensive lineman Pernell McPhee official on Wednesday morning. Reports indicate that it's a five-year, $40 million deal. It's a good move to acquire an underrated player, and it could pay big ...
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 09:50:42 -0700
Pernell McPhee arrived in Chicago on Wednesday on a well-trodden path out of Baltimore. Over the last few years, several defenders who have thrived in the Ravens' vaunted 3-4 front have signed their second contract elsewhere in free agency, only to ...
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 17:57:20 -0700
NFL free agency Monday roundup. On the day before NFL free agency officially begins, many teams reached unofficial deals with players. Here are updates on Pernell McPhee, Andre Johnson, Jared Odrick, Rodney Hudson and Jay Cutler. by Doug Farrar.
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 08:28:49 -0700
Torrey Smith and Pernell McPhee arrived in their new homes Wednesday afternoon. The wide receiver and outside linebacker signed big free-agent deals with the 49ers and Bears, respectively, and made formal introductions to their new fan bases.
Sat, 07 Mar 2015 13:01:38 -0800
The Cardinals are targeting impending free agent outside linebacker Pernell McPhee as a potential replacement for Darnell Dockett, who signed with the 49ers earlier this week, according to Dianna Marie Russini of NBC 4 in Washington. McPhee is set to ...
Music City Miracles
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:58:54 -0800
Versatility is all the rage on defense in today's NFL. Pernell McPhee is the definition of versatility. He can rush the passer with his hand on the ground, and he can rush the passer standing up, but the key there is he can rush the passer. That is the ...
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