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Nick Roach

Date of birth : 1985-06-16
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-10

Nick Roach is an American football linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League.

NFL Career:

Played in 33 games over three NFL seasons, including 24 starts... Credited with 122 tackles (72 solo), 2.0 sacks and 12 TFLs... Added 4 PBUs, 3 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery... Credited with 21 career special teams tackles... Spent the first 11 weeks of the 2007 season on the Chargers practice squad before being signed to the Bears active roster where he played in 3 games.

2009 SEASON: Saw action in all 16 games for the first time in his career, with 15 starts (12 at SLB, 3 at MLB)... Tied for the team lead with a career-high 10 TFLs... Had a career-high 82 tackles (47 solo)... Recorded 2.0 sacks, 4 PBUs, 3 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery... Added 9 special teams stops.

2008 - Played in 14 games and saw 9 starts at SLB... Credited with 40 tackles (25 solo) among 2 TFLs and 1 PBU... Notched 7 special teams tackles... Inactive for Games 6-7... Collected a career-high 8 tackles at HOU (12/28).

2007 - Joined the Bears from the San Diego Chargers practice squad (11/21)... Played in Games 14-16, recording 5 special teams tackles in those contests; Inactive Games 11-13.

College:

Attended Northwestern (2003-06) where he started 32 career games... Finished his career with 241 tackles, 9.0 sacks, 16 TFLs and 2 interceptions... Named Academic all-Big Ten and team co-MVP as a senior despite having his season cut short due to a broken leg... Led the Wildcats with 62 tackles despite playing in just eight games in 2006... Northwestern's second-leading tackler as a junior with 77 stops... Earned NGN Defensive Newcomer of the Year Award as a sophomore after finishing second on the team with 7.5 TFLs... Played in all 13 games as a freshman... Majored in art theory and practice with a minor in business institutions.

Personal:

Went to high school at Milwaukee Lutheran where he lettered in football, basketball and track... SuperPrep all-Midwest Region and PrepStar/Rivals all-Midwest Region honoree... Uncle John Rhodes played basketball at Ohio University and coaches for the Bobcats, while aunt Jennifer Rhodes played basketball at Wisconsin.


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