Khalil Mack

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Khalil Mack
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Mack with the Chicago Bears in 2019
No. 52 – Chicago Bears
Position:Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1991-02-22) February 22, 1991 (age 30)
Fort Pierce, Florida, U.S.
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:269 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school:Fort Pierce Westwood
(Fort Pierce, Florida)
College:Buffalo
NFL Draft:2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2021
Total tackles:437
Sacks:76.5
Forced fumbles:23
Fumble recoveries:10
Interceptions:3
Pass deflections:22
Defensive touchdowns:2
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Khalil Delshon Mack (born February 22, 1991) is an American football outside linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University at Buffalo, and was drafted by the Oakland Raiders with the fifth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Mack holds the all-time NCAA record for forced fumbles and is also tied for career tackles for loss in the NCAA. In 2015, he became the first player in NFL history to be selected first-team All-Pro at two different positions, defensive end and outside linebacker, in the same season. In 2018, Mack was traded to the Bears for two first-round draft picks and signed a six-year, US$141 million extension, becoming the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history at the time. He is widely recognized as one of the most dominant defensive players currently playing in the NFL.

Early life

Mack was raised by his parents: high school sweethearts Yolanda, a teacher, and Sandy Mack Sr., a program specialist, in Fort Pierce, Florida. He has two brothers, Sandy, Jr. and LeDarius. His father introduced him to sports at the age of five. Mack took an early liking to baseball and basketball although he played Pop Warner football.[1][2]

Mack attended Fort Pierce Westwood High School in Fort Pierce. He had played quarterback and was nicknamed "Bombshell Man." However, throwing the ball short was a major struggle for Mack so he became a linebacker. For the rest of his athletic career, he had been relying on basketball to get him a college scholarship but his plans were dashed by a tear in his patella tendon before his sophomore season. After this injury, his high school football coach, Waides Ashmon, recruited him to the sport, promising Mack and his parents that it would earn him a scholarship.[1]

In his senior year, Mack had 140 tackles, including eight for a loss, and nine sacks. He was named third-team All-State in Florida, as well as first-team All-Area, and helped lead the Panthers to a district championship.[3] Being a newcomer to the sport, he was rated as only a two-star recruit by Rivals.com.[4] He received a scholarship from the State University of New York at Buffalo to play Division I football.[5][6]

College career

Mack at the University at Buffalo

After redshirting as a freshman in 2009, Mack broke into the starting lineup and was one of the most productive defenders in the MAC. He totaled 68 tackles, including 14 and a half for loss, four and a half sacks, ten pass breakups, eight quarterback hurries, and two forced fumbles.[7] He earned third team all-conference honors. He chose to wear the uniform number 46 as a motivational reminder that his true potential was not being recognized – 46 was the overall rating assigned to him (out of a maximum of 99) in EA Sports' college football video game, NCAA Football 11.[8][9]

Mack in 2013

Mack continued where he left off in 2010, with a dominant sophomore season. Mack led the team in sacks, tackles for loss, and forced fumbles, on the way to being named first-team All-MAC. He recorded 64 total tackles, including 20 and a half for loss (third best in the nation), five and half sacks, one interception, two pass breakups, thirteen quarterback hurries, and five forced fumbles.[10] Despite being suspended for the first game of the season following an altercation with teammate wide receiver Fred Lee,[11] Mack set career highs in tackles (94), tackles for loss (21 - fourth in the nation), and sacks (8). He also recorded two pass breakups, four quarterback hurries, and four forced fumbles.[12] He earned first team all-conference honors for the second consecutive season.[13]

Starting all 13 games, Mack recorded 100 tackles including 19 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, three interceptions, one which he returned for a touchdown, and forced five fumbles.[14] He won the CFPA Linebacker Trophy for the 2013 season, and he was named the 2013 MAC Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the first Bull to win the award in Buffalo's history within the MAC (1999–present).[15] He was also named a second-team All-American by the Associated Press.[16] Mack finished tied for first for the NCAA in career tackles for loss with 75 and set a new record for forced fumbles with 16.[17][18] Buffalo's independent student newspaper, The Spectrum, also ranked Mack as the best Buffalo football player in the Division I history of the program.[19]

College statistics

Year Games Tackles Sacks Pass Defense Fumbles Blkd
Solo Ast Total TFL – Yds No – Yds Int – Yds BU PD Qbh Rcv – Yds FF Kick Saf
2010 12 40 28 68 14.5 – 86 4.5 – 40 0 – 0 10 0 8 1 – 0 2 0 0
2011 12 38 27 65 20.5 – 74 5.5 – 35 1 – 23 2 0 13 0 – 0 5 1 0
2012 11 52 42 94 21.0 – 98 8.0 – 63 0 – 0 2 2 4 0 – 0 4 1 0
2013 13 56 44 100 19.0 – 98 10.5 – 79 3 – 125 7 10 6 3 – 0 5 0 0
Career 48 186 141 327 75 – 268 28.5 – 217 4 – 148 21 12 31 4 – 0 16 2 0

Records

Oakland career records
  • Single game sacks record (5)
Buffalo career records
  • Most tackles for loss (75)
  • Most sacks (28.5)
  • Most forced fumbles (16)
NCAA records
  • Tied for first in tackles for loss (75)[20]
  • Most forced fumbles (16)[21]

Professional career

Leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft, Mack was projected as a high first round pick in many mock drafts.[22][23][24][25][26] He was selected with the fifth overall pick by the Oakland Raiders,[27] making him the highest selected Buffalo player ever, and the first (and only) selected in the first round. Previously, the highest selected player from Buffalo was defensive tackle Gerry Philbin, who was selected with the 33rd overall pick by the New York Jets in 1964.[28][29][30] Mack chose to switch from his college uniform number, 46, to 52 in order to comply with the NFL's numbering rules.[31]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press Wonderlic
6 ft 2+58 in
(1.90 m)
251 lb
(114 kg)
33+14 in
(0.84 m)
10+14 in
(0.26 m)
4.65 s 1.53 s 2.57 s 4.18 s 7.08 s 40 in
(1.02 m)
10 ft 8 in
(3.25 m)
23 reps 17
All values from NFL Combine[32]

Oakland Raiders

2014 season: Rookie year

After signing a four-year contract worth $18.67 million guaranteed,[33] Mack made his NFL debut in the season-opener against the New York Jets, recording six tackles during the 19–14 loss.[34] During Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals, he recorded a season high 11 tackles during the 24–13 loss.[35] During Week 11 against the San Diego Chargers, Mack recorded 5 tackles and his first career sack on Philip Rivers during the 13–6 loss.[36] Three weeks later against the San Francisco 49ers, Mack sacked Colin Kaepernick twice during the 24–13 win. This was Mack's first game with multiple sacks in his career.[37]

Mack finished his rookie year with 76 combined tackles (59 solo), four sacks, a forced fumble, and three pass deflections in 16 games and starts.[38] By the end of his rookie season, Mack was considered a candidate for AP Defensive Rookie of the Year.[39][40] Mack eventually finished in third place in Defensive Rookie of the Year voting behind defensive tackle Aaron Donald of the St. Louis Rams and linebacker C. J. Mosley of the Baltimore Ravens.[41] He was, however, named the Defensive Rookie of the Year by analysts on ESPN's NFL Live[42] and was one of three linebackers selected to USA Football's sixth annual All-Fundamentals Team (the others being All-Pro veterans Luke Kuechly of the Carolina Panthers and Tamba Hali of the Kansas City Chiefs).[43]

2015 season

Mack in 2015

In March 2015, the NFL amended the league's uniform numbering rules to allow linebackers to wear the numbers 40–49. As a result, Mack considered reverting from the number 52 to 46, the number he wore during his college career, but ultimately decided not to do so.[44] In August 2015, Mack was named as the NFL's number one "making the leap" player.[45] Before the start of the season, Mack shifted from linebacker to right defensive end, and played at both positions.[46]

During Week 3 against the Cleveland Browns, Mack recorded his first two sacks of the season on Josh McCown in the 27–20 road victory.[47] During Week 13 against the Detroit Lions, Mack sacked Matthew Stafford twice in the 18–13 road loss.[48] In the next game against the Tennessee Titans, Mack recorded another two sacks on rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota during the 24–21 road victory.[49]

During a Week 15 road matchup against the Denver Broncos, Mack sacked quarterback Brock Osweiler five times, tying a Raiders franchise record for sacks in a game previously set by defensive end Howie Long in 1983.[50] This was Mack's third game in a row in which he recorded multiple sacks in a single game. The game, which the Raiders won 15–12, was the franchise's first over the Broncos since September 2011.[51] The following week, Mack was announced to be going to the Pro Bowl, his first, along with teammates safety Charles Woodson and fullback Marcel Reece.[52]

Mack finished the season with 77 combined tackles (57 solo), 15 sacks, two forced fumbles, and two pass deflections in 16 games and starts.[53] After the conclusion of the season, he became the first player in NFL history to make the AP All-Pro First Team at two positions in the same year; right defensive end and outside linebacker.[54][55] Mack was ranked 13th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.[56]

2016 season

During Week 4 against the Baltimore Ravens, Mack recorded his first sack of the season on Joe Flacco during the 28–27 road victory.[57] During Week 8 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Mack recorded a team high seven tackles and sacked Jameis Winston twice during the 30–24 overtime road victory.[58] In the next game against the Denver Broncos, Mack sacked Trevor Siemian twice with one of them being a strip sack which he also recovered as the Raiders won 30-24.[59]

During a Week 12 35–32 victory over the Carolina Panthers, Mack recorded his first career interception off of quarterback Cam Newton and returned it six yards for his first NFL touchdown. Mack also forced a fumble from Newton in the final minute of the game to seal the win for the Raiders. Mack finished the game with an interception, a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, and a defensive touchdown, making him the first player since former Raiders' cornerback Charles Woodson, who was with the Green Bay Packers at the time, in 2009 to do so. Mack's performance earned him AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 12.[60] He was also named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for November, registering four sacks, two forced fumbles, and an interception.[61] In the next game against the Buffalo Bills, Mack recorded a strip sack on Tyrod Taylor and recovered the football late in the fourth quarter to seal a 38–24 win.[62]

Mack helped lead the Raiders to their first playoff appearance since the 2002 season and was named to his second consecutive Pro Bowl and First Team All-Pro.[63] In the Wild Card Round of the playoffs against the Houston Texans, he recorded a team high 11 tackles during the 27–14 road loss.[64] Mack was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year for the 2016 season.[65] In the 2016 season, Mack recorded 73 combined tackles (54 solo), 11 sacks, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, three passes defended, and an interception returned for a touchdown.[66] He was ranked 5th by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017 as the highest-ranked defensive lineman.[67] He was also named the professional winner of the Butkus Award.[68]

2017 season

Mack sacking Kirk Cousins in 2017

On April 20, 2017, the Raiders picked up the fifth-year option on Mack's contract.[69] Heading into his fourth season, Mack had his eyes set on the single season sack record.[70] During Week 2 against the New York Jets, Mack recorded his first sack of the season on Josh McCown during the 45–20 win.[71] In the next game against the Washington Redskins, Mack recorded a team high nine tackles and sacked Kirk Cousins once during the 27–10 road loss.[72] The following week against the Denver Broncos, Mack sacked quarterback Trevor Siemian twice during the 16–10 road loss.[73]

After a Week 10 bye, Mack registered at least one sack in five consecutive games from Week 11 to 15.[74] During Week 13 against the New York Giants, Mack recorded a strip-sack on Geno Smith and recovered the football during the 24–17 victory. This was his first forced fumble and fumble recovery of the season.[75] Two weeks later against the Dallas Cowboys, Mack sacked Dak Prescott twice during the 20–17 loss.[76] On December 19, 2017, Mack was named to his third straight Pro Bowl.[77]

Mack fininished the 2017 season with 78 combined tackles (61 solo), 10.5 sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, and three pass deflections in 16 games and starts.[78] He was ranked 16th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.[79]

Chicago Bears

2018 season

Mack in 2018

On September 1, 2018, following Mack's holdout through the entire preseason, the Raiders traded him, a 2020 second-round pick (Cole Kmet), and a conditional fifth-round draft pick in 2020 (condition failed, turned into a 2020 seventh-round pick, Arlington Hambright) to the Chicago Bears for 2019 (24th overall, Josh Jacobs) and a 2020 first-round pick (19th overall, Damon Arnette), as well as a 2019 sixth-round pick and a 2020 third-round pick (Bryan Edwards). Shortly after the trade, Mack signed a six-year extension with the Bears worth $141 million featuring $90 million guaranteed, becoming the highest-paid defender in NFL history.[80]

On September 9, 2018, Mack made his Bears debut on Sunday Night Football against the Green Bay Packers. In the second quarter of the game, he recorded a strip-sack on backup quarterback DeShone Kizer, who was playing in relief of Aaron Rodgers due to a knee injury. Later in the same quarter, he intercepted a pass from Kizer and returned it for a 27-yard touchdown. The Bears narrowly lost on the road 24-23.[81] He became the first player since 1982 to record a sack, forced fumble, a fumble recovery, interception, and touchdown in one half.[82] It was also his second time recording a sack, forced fumble, fumble recovery, interception and touchdown in a single game that dated back to Week 12 of the 2016 season. In his second game with the Bears, Mack had four tackles and a strip-sack of Russell Wilson during a 24–17 Monday Night Football victory over the Seattle Seahawks.[83] Mack continued his excellent play in Week 3, recording five tackles and a strip-sack on Josh Rosen in a 16–14 road victory over the Arizona Cardinals, the first player to record strip-sacks in three straight games since Mack himself did it in 2016.[84] In the next game, Mack recorded four tackles and another strip-sack in a 48–10 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[85] Mack became the first player to record sacks and forced fumbles in four straight games since Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis did so in 2005. Mack is also the first player to record forced fumbles in the first four games of a season since Jaguars defensive end Tony Brackens did so in 1999. On October 4, Mack was named NFC Defensive Player of the Month for September after recording 17 tackles, five sacks, four forced fumbles, two pass deflections, a fumble recovery, and an interception returned for a touchdown.[86] Mack is the first Bears player to win this award since cornerback Charles Tillman in October 2012.[82]

Mack before a game against the San Francisco 49ers

During a Week 6 31-28 overtime road loss to the Miami Dolphins, Mack recorded two tackles before suffering a right ankle injury that resulted in his missing the first game of his career two weeks later against the New York Jets.[87][88] Despite his absence, the Bears limited the Jets to 207 total yards, including just 57 rushing, as Chicago won 24–10.[89] Mack also missed the following week's 41–9 victory over the Buffalo Bills before returning in Week 10 against the Detroit Lions; in the latter's 34–22 Bears win, he recorded five tackles and sacked Matthew Stafford twice.[90][91]

During Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings, Mack recorded two tackles, sacked quarterback Kirk Cousins once, and forced a fumble from running back Dalvin Cook in the 25–20 win.[92] Three weeks later, against the 11–1 Los Angeles Rams, he recorded three tackles and forced Jared Goff to fumble in a defensive effort that saw the Bears record four turnovers and win 15–6.[93] In the next game against the Packers, Mack sacked Aaron Rodgers 2.5 times and had two tackles for losses. On his half-sack, Mack was turned around backward by offensive lineman Jason Spriggs; unable to see Rodgers, Mack helped Bilal Nichols bring Rodgers down for a sack by using his back. The Bears won the game 24–17 and finished atop the NFC North while eliminating the Packers from postseason contention.[94]

Mack finished the regular season with 47 combined tackles (37 solo), 12.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, four pass deflections, and an interception returned for a touchdown in 14 games and 13 starts; the 12.5 sacks were the most by a Bears player since Richard Dent in 1993.[95][94] In the Wild Card Round against the Philadelphia Eagles, he recorded six tackles in the narrow 16-15 loss. Mack was later selected to his fourth Pro Bowl and his third first-team All-Pro,[96][97] though he did not participate in the former due to injury.[98] Mack received an overall grade of 90.7 from Pro Football Focus in 2018, which ranked as the 2nd highest grade among all qualifying edge defenders.[99] In June 2019, he received his second career pro Butkus Award.[68]

2019 season

Mack in a game against the Washington Redskins

During Week 2 against the Denver Broncos, Mack recorded a tackle and his first sack of the season on Joe Flacco in the 16–14 road victory.[100] In the next game against the Washington Redskins, he recorded four tackles, two forced fumbles, and sacked Case Keenum twice in a 31–15 road victory.[101] The following week against the Minnesota Vikings, Mack recorded two tackles, 1.5 times, and a forced fumble the ball once in the 16–6 victory.[102] In the next game against his former team, the Oakland Raiders, Mack recorded three tackles and a fumble recovery during a 24–21 loss in London.[103] Three weeks later against the Los Angeles Chargers, he recorded four tackles, two pass deflections, and his first sack in a month on Philip Rivers in the narrow 17–16 loss.[104] In Week 12 against the New York Giants, Mack recorded three tackles and a strip sack on Daniel Jones which was recovered by teammate Nick Williams in the 19–14 victory.[105] Two weeks later against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday Night Football, Mack recorded two tackles and a diving sack on Dak Prescott during the 31–24 win.[106] Two weeks later, Mack recorded four tackles and a sack on Patrick Mahomes in a 26–3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

On December 17, 2019, Mack was named a starter for the 2020 Pro Bowl.[107] Mack finished the season with 47 combined tackles (40 solo), 8.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, and four pass deflections in 16 games and starts.[108]

2020 season

During a Week 2 17-13 victory over the New York Giants, Mack recorded three tackles and his first sack of the season on Daniel Jones. He also recovered a strip-sack forced by teammate Robert Quinn on Jones.[109] Three weeks later against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football, Mack recorded three tackles and sacked Tom Brady twice during the narrow 20–19 victory.[110]

During Week 10 against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football, Mack recorded three tackles and his first interception of the season off a pass thrown by Kirk Cousins and made a 33-yard return during the 19–13 loss.[111] In Week 14 against the Houston Texans, Mack recorded two tackles and sacked Deshaun Watson in the endzone for a safety and forced a fumble on Duke Johnson that he also recovered during the 36–7 win.[112] In the regular-season finale against the Green Bay Packers, Mack recorded four tackles and a sack on Aaron Rodgers, but the Bears lost 35-16. In the Wild Card Round against the New Orleans Saints, he recorded two tackles and a pass deflection in the 21-9 road loss.

On December 21, Mack was named to the Pro Bowl for the sixth consecutive season. At the time of the announcement, he had eight sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and an interception.[113]

NFL career statistics

Legend
NFL Defensive Player of the Year
Bold Career high

Regular season

Year Team Games Tackles Fumbles Interceptions
GP GS Comb Total Ast Sack TFL FF FR Yds Int Yds Avg Lng TD PD
2014 OAK 16 16 76 59 17 4.0 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 3
2015 OAK 16 16 77 57 20 15.0 23 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2
2016 OAK 16 16 73 54 19 11.0 14 5 3 1 1 6 6.0 6T 1 3
2017 OAK 16 16 78 61 17 10.5 15 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 3
2018 CHI 14 13 47 37 10 12.5 10 6 2 0 1 27 27.0 27T 1 4
2019 CHI 16 16 47 40 7 8.5 8 5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 4
2020 CHI 16 16 50 29 21 9.0 11 3 2 0 1 33 33.0 33 0 3
2021 CHI 7 7 19 15 4 6.0 6 0 1 23 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
Career 117 116 467 352 115 76.5 103 23 10 24 3 66 22.0 33 2 22

Postseason

Year Team Games Tackles Fumbles Interceptions
GP GS Comb Total Ast Sack TFL FF FR Yds Int Yds Avg Lng TD PD
2016 OAK 1 1 11 8 3 0.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 CHI 1 1 6 5 1 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 CHI 1 1 2 1 1 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Career 3 3 19 14 5 0.0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Personal life

Mack taught himself to play guitar as a freshman at the University at Buffalo.[114][115] His reputation as a singer led his Raiders teammates to attempt to goad him into singing R. Kelly and Usher songs.[116] He is a fan of musicians Tim McGraw and Hanson.[9][115]

Mack is an active Christian and spent much of his youth attending a church where his father and mother both served as deacons.[9]

In 2017, Mack's younger brother LeDarius joined his alma mater, the University at Buffalo, after two years at ASA College in Miami.[117][118] LeDarius joined his brother on the Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2020,[119] and was later signed to the practice squad.[120]

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