Kyle Fuller, Chicago Bears

Football is back, troche Divas!

After a lackluster Chicago baseball season (there’s always next year, right?) it’s finally time to turn our attention to football. While the Bears had a rocky first game (and that’s putting it mildly…) last night’s whopping 28-20 win against the San Francisco 49ers is one we’ll talk about for the rest of the 2014 season.

At the first half of the game, it seemed nearly impossible the Bears would win, much less catch up, especially with the 49ers at home. The Bears lost their home opener last week to the Buffalo Bills, which should have been an easy win, and it seemed almost everyone immediately knew this week’s game was going to be a rough one to shake off.

But then the defense woke up, something we’ve long been struggling with for a long time. And miracle of all miracles, we finally pulled through. It was the first win for the Bears in San Francisco SINCE 1985.

Kyle Fuller, http://www.themash.com

Kyle Fuller, http://www.themash.com

It all started with rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller–whose performance alone crowns him our HAM of the Week. Of the four turnovers from the 49ers, Fuller caught two of them, leading to the first points of the night. And the momentum only grew from there.

We first gave you Divas a glimpse of Fuller when we first profiled the 2014 draftees. With Fuller making the waves in just his second NFL game, what else is there to know about our gorgeous HAM of the Week?

Fuller made headlines for choosing Devin Hester‘s number, but now that he’s making waves in just his second NFL game, we’re thinking maybe that’s a good thing.

The 22-year-old cornerback from Baltimore, Maryland was selected as the 14th pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft. He’s the first defensive back drafted by the Bears in 18 years, but we already know he’s going to go far and prove he deserves to stay as a starting player on the roster.

Fuller began his career in high school as a track and field and football star, but ultimately followed through with football, starting as a true freshman at Virginia Tech. He played in 43 games, and recorded 173 tackles, 6 interceptions and 28 breakup passes for all four years (not to mention 231/2 tackles for loss), and made All-ACC second and third team in 2011 and 2013, respectively.

He’s also the third member of his family to play in the NFL, following older brother Corey (now a wide receiver for the Detroit Lions) and brother Vincent (a former safety for the Tennessee Titans). His younger brother Kendall plays for Virginia Tech.

In addition to being an impressive athlete, Fuller is also a pretty great dresser, which goes great with his megawatt smile:

And he graduated with a degree in finance, so you know he’s a smart cookie–he just so happens to be more athletically gifted than the rest of us.

We think Kyle‘s got a strong fit with the Bears D, and we can’t wait to see him grow throughout the season.

Follow Kyle Fuller on Twitter at @kbfuller17 and Instagram at @kbfuller17.

About the author: Hannah Gettleman is a native of the Northern Chicago suburbs. She received her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012 and attended every home Illini football game. Her love of Chicago sports comes from her dad, who has been in the same Fantasy Football league since she was six years old, and her mom, who plays in a 5-0 football pool. She’s also won the family March Madness pool four times in a row. An avid Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks and Cubs fan, she’s excited to share her love of sports and cute guys as the newest HAM Hunter. When she’s not glued to the television on Sundays, Hannah follows the latest in entertainment and red carpet fashion, and makes delicious Betty Crocker brownies. You can follow her at @hgettle12.

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