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Five Fun Facts About 2017 Chicago Bears Draft Pick Mitchell Trubisky

Filed under: Football Fun Facts — by Mark on April 27, 2017

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North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was taken with the 2nd overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. The Bears had to trade up to get him but they may have their quarterback of the future.

Here are five fun facts about quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

First College Game

Mitchell Trubisky’s first college football action saw him complete 10 of 16 passes for a touchdown and an interception when he came on in relief in an early season win over Liberty University.

Lucky Number 7!

Mitchell Trubisky was the 7th quarterback out of North Carolina to ever be selected in the NFL Draft. The first six: Jim Camp in 1948, Jack Cummings in 1960, Danny Talbott in 1967, Jeff Beaver in 1968, Chris Kupec in 1975, and T.J. Yates in 2011.

Most TDs

The most TD passes Mitchell Trubisky threw in one college football game was five in a 2016 win over the Pitt Panthers.

Big Games

During his college football career, Mitchell Trubisky threw for 300 or more yards six times. He threw for 400 or more yards in three games.

55 Twice

The most rushing yards Mitchell Trubisky ever had in one game in college was 55 yards. He did this twice. First against The Citadel in 2016 and then again he had the exact same total the very next game against North Carolina State.

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Five Fun Facts About Brandon Marshall

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on March 13, 2015

Brandon Marshall made headlines in early 2015 when the Jets worked a trade with the Bears to acquire the high jumping receiver.

Here is a look at five fun facts about this exciting wide receiver.

Nice Jump!

At Lake Howell High School in Florida, Brandon Marshall won the Class 3A State Triple Jump Championship with a jump of 14.81 meters.

Both Ways?!?!

During the 2004 season at the University of Central Florida, due to an injury riddled secondary, wide receiver Brandon Marshall started seven games at safety. He intercepted one pass that year and led the team in tackles with 51.

Nice Timing!

The most TD passes Brandon Marshall ever caught in a college football game was three. This happened on December 24, 2005 in a Central Florida loss to Nevada in the Hawaii Bowl. This was Marshall’s last game in college football. The three TD passes were for 51 yards, 29 yards, and 16 yards and were all thrown to him by quarterback Steven Moffett.

The First Of Many

The first pass Brandon Marshall would catch in the NFL was good for 13 yards, saw him tackled by Gary Baxter of the Browns, and was thrown to him by Jake Plummer while with the Broncos.

Who Threw ‘Em All?

Prior to being acquired by the Jets in 2015, Brandon Marshall had caught a total of 65 touchdown passes in the NFL. Seven quarterbacks had thrown TD passes to him up to that time, including Jay Cutler, Kyle Orton, Matt Moore, Chad Henne, Josh McCown, Jason Campbell, and Jake Plummer.

10 Fun Facts About Former Bears Head Coach Marc Trestman

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on December 31, 2014

Marc Trestman lost his job as head coach of the Chicago Bears following the 2014 NFL season after a second subpar season in a row. He took an interesting route to becoming a head coach in the NFL. The Bears will move on, but we won’t, here are:

Ten Fun Facts About Marc Trestman

High School Days

1. Marc Trestman attended Saint Louis Park High School in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Other notable names to come from the same high school as him include film directors Joel and Ethan Coen, comedian and U.S. Senator Al Franken, author Thomas Friedman, and basketball player Jim Petersen.

His Playing Days

2. Marc Trestman was a backup quarterback in the late 1970s at the University of Minnesota. The starting quarterback ahead of him was future NFL player and head coach Tony Dungy.

Missed It By That Much!

3. Switching to defensive back, Marc Trestman went to training camp with the Minnesota Vikings in both 1978 and 1979. He never saw playing time in the NFL.

Double Shot of Bernie!

4. Marc Trestman was the quarterbacks coach at the University of Miami in the mid 1980s when Bernie Kosar led the Hurricanes to the national championship. He would later serve as quarterbacks coach with the Cleveland Browns in 1988 and 1988, again working with Kosar.

The CFL?

5. Prior to becoming the head coach of the Chicago Bears, Marc Trestman’s only head coaching experience had been as the top man of the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL from 2008 to 2012.

Job History

6. Marc Trestman has worked in the NFL as an assistant coach with the Vikings, Buccaneers, Browns, Vikings again, 49ers, Lions, Cardinals, Raiders, and Dolphins.

Championship Material!

7. Marc Trestman was the first coach ever to lead the Montreal Alouettes to back to back Grey Cup championships in the CFL.

Rare Company

8. Marc Trestman was just the fourth Chicago Bears head coach to win his very first game on the sidelines, a 24-21 victory over the Bengals in 2013. The three to do it before him were George Halas in 1920, Neill Armstrong in 1978, and Dick Jauron in 1999.

Better Than 50 Percent!

9. Marc Trestman challenged seven plays as head coach of the Bears in 2013 and 2014. He successfully overturned four of the calls and the other three were upheld by the replay officials.

His History of Bosses

10. Prior to becoming an NFL head coach, Marc Trestman had worked under 11 different NFL head coaches as an assistant: Jerry Burns, Bill Callahan, Bud Carson, Bud Grant, Jon Gruden, Ray Perkins, Bobby Ross, Marty Schottenheimer, George Seifert, Vince Tobin, and Dave Wannstedt.

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5 Fun Facts About Jay Cutler

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on December 23, 2013

Jay Cutler is a strong armed quarterback that has experienced a great deal of success at both the college and profesional levels. He has all the physical skills that any coach, GM, or fan is looking for in the guy who leads their offense. Here is a look at five fun facts about this great quarterback.

Merry Christmas!

Jay Cutler grew up in Santa Claus, Indiana.

Mr. Reliable

In college at Vanderbilt University, Jay Cutler started 45 games at quarterback. More than any player in school history.

The First Pass With The Bears

Jay Cutler’s first pass attempt after coming to Chicago was incomplete and intended for tight end Greg Olsen.

The First TD Pass With His New Team

The first touchdown pass Jay Cutler threw after joining the Bears came in a 2009 loss to the Packers. It happened in the third quarter and was a 36 yarder to Devin Hester. He was the third QB to complete a TD pass to Hester, after Brian Griese and Kyle Orton.

300 Yard Games

Jay Cutler had ten 300 yard passing games during his years at quarterback with the Broncos. His first 300 yard game with the Bears came on October 18, 2009 when he completed 27 of 43 passes for 300 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to the Falcons.

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