- Bears player locker room tours (AMAZING)
- Player autograph sessions including the Bears 2014 rookie class
- Hands on equipment demonstrations
- Live Q&A with Chicago Bears radio personalities Tom Thayer, Zach Zaidman, and players
- Charity auction hosted by Bears Care
- Bears Pro Shop discount on select ladies’ apparel and more!
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.
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.
— Kyle Fuller (@kbfuller17) May 9, 2014
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.
It’s clear Marc Trestman and Phil Emery are on their way to rebuilding the Chicago Bears for the upcoming season. The freshmen class of 2014 is a diverse group of men from schools across the nation, cialis sale and each is fighting for a spot on the roster come August. Get to know the newest members of the team:
Kyle Fuller School: Virginia Tech Position: CB
One of the first picks of the draft (14th pick in the 1st round), the Baltimore, Maryland native was selected due to his versatility to play safety, something this Bears team desperately needs. And he’s the first defensive back drafted by the Bears in 18 years. He played in 43 games, 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, and a pretty great dresser to beat.
— Kyle Fuller (@kbfuller17) May 10, 2014
Follow Kyle Fuller on Twitter at @kbfuller17.
Brock Vereen School: Minnesota Position: S
The Bears’ draft record for safety hasn’t been the best, but according to the Chicago Tribune, Vereen’s discipline and versatility to play at multiple positions may be what Bears’ safeties need to succeed. The 31st pick in 4th round, the Valencia, California native and B1G alum had 200 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 4 interceptions, and was named 1st team All-Big Ten last fall for the Golden Gophers.
And hey, if football doesn’t work out, he’s ready for a game of Jeopardy:
Would’ve won a smooth $6500 on Jeopardy today. Trebek needs to stop playing games and let me get a shot.
— Brock Vereen (@brockvereen21) May 2, 2014
He certainly has the personality. In an interview with the Minnesota Gophers, Vereen talks about growing up in SoCal and having a brother in the NFL—find out which team he plays for:
Follow Brock Vereen on Twitter at @brockvereen21.
Pat O’Donnell School: Miami (FL) Position: PT
Major hottie alert: all we have to say is “WOW”. The 15th pick in sixth round, the Florida native is the frontrunner to nab a spot as the lead punter now that the Bears recently cut Drew Butler. He’s easy on the eyes and on the field, he also bench-pressed more than Number 1 draft pick Jadeveon Clowney at the NFL combine in February. IM-PRESS-IVE.
And besides, Robbie Gould and O’Donnell would make the best-looking duo on special teams. O’Donnell punted 181 times for 7,670 yards for three seasons at Cincinnati. He transferred to Miami as a fifth-year senior prior to last fall, punting 53 times for 2,498 yards.
Will Sutton School: Arizona State Position: DT
The Corona, California native was the 18th pick in 3rd round. He was a member of the 2012 All-American team and earned two-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year honors. He had 113 total tackles (66 solo and 47 assisted), 32 tackles for loss and 16.5 sacks throughout his career. The Bears really struggled with their D-line last season, and according to an interview with Fanspeak at the 2014 Senior Bowl, as a 4-3 team, Sutton’s drafting is the perfect fit—only time will tell if it rings true!
Check back next week for our recap of the other four draftees!