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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 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. 

External links[edit]

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Comcast SportsNet Chicago

Comcast SportsNet Chicago
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:07:30 -0700

The latest came on Tuesday when linebacker Pernell McPhee, one of the foundation pillars of the changing Bears defense, was not at practice due to a chest injury. That general description has had ominous aftershocks, as recently as last season when ...

ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 03:52:30 -0700

Pernell McPhee showed a glimpse in Saturday night's preseason game of why the Chicago Bears gave him $15.5 million guaranteed. The team's prized free-agent acquisition dominated Saturday's opening series, sacking Colts quarterback Andrew Luck for ...


Thu, 06 Aug 2015 11:22:30 -0700

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Pernell McPhee can do a lot for a defense, hence the five-year, $39 million contract Chicago offered this off-season to lure him away from the Ravens. He can rush the passer. He can defend the run. He can line up at several ...

ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 04:03:45 -0700

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Don't expect outside linebacker Pernell McPhee to hold back in the preseason. "I'm excited [for the preseason opener], I'm excited because I actually get to hit the quarterback and hit somebody else on another team," McPhee said on ...

ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)
Sun, 09 Aug 2015 04:03:45 -0700

CHICAGO – Fans that showed up at Soldier Field for Family Fest were denied the opportunity to watch outside linebacker Pernell McPhee participate in the live scrimmage. Head coach John Fox kept McPhee on the sidelines for precautionary reasons, but the ...

Rockford Register Star

Rockford Register Star
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 14:44:45 -0700

BOURBONNAIS — It doesn't take long to learn that Pernell McPhee has a mean-streak on the football field. And coming from a Ravens organization that has been one of the meanest in the league for more than a decade, McPhee's agressive style is far from ...

Chicago Tribune (blog)

Chicago Tribune (blog)
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 07:27:02 -0700

Along with Pernell McPhee, who will see the most time at the other outside linebacker position? -- @Chisox927. lRelated Ask Brad Biggs about the Bears · Chicago Bears · Ask Brad Biggs about the Bears. See all related. 8. That is a good question right ...

WGN Radio

WGN Radio
Sat, 22 Aug 2015 21:43:29 -0700

OLB Pernell McPhee — After a rough preseason opener last week, McPhee looked more like the guy we've seen almost every single day in practice. On the Colts' second offensive play, McPhee tossed right tackle Jack Mewhort aside and promptly sacked ...

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