Mike Pennel



Experience: 8 years

Height: 6-4

Age: 30

Weight: 332 lbs

College: Colorado State (Pueblo)


  • Solo
  • SCK
  • FF
  • INT


PRO CAREER: Eighth-year defensive tackle enters his first season with the Bears in 2021 ... Has played in 91 games with 16 starts for the Packers (2014-16), Jets (2017-18) and Chiefs (2019-20); has 155 total tackles (90 solo), 2.0 sacks, 12 QBH, eight TFL and one FF ... Originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Green Bay in 2014.

2020 SEASON (Chiefs): Played in 14 games with one start for the AFC champion Chiefs; recorded 29 tackles on the season, including a season-high 10 in the Week 4 win over the Patriots, a game in which he started.

2019 SEASON (Chiefs): Played in eight games for the Super Bowl champion Chiefs; recorded 24 total tackles, 1.0 sack and two TFL in a reserve role ... Had a season-high six tackles in the Week 17 win over the Chargers.

2018 SEASON (Jets): Played in all 16 games with seven starts in Weeks 9-16; totaled 27 tackles and two QBH on the season.

2017 SEASON (Jets): Played in all 16 games with three starts; totaled a career-high 35 tackles on the season.

2016 SEASON (Packers): Played in eight games as a reserve along the defensive line, recording seven tackles, three TFL and one QBH.

2015 SEASON (Packers): Played in all 16 games with five starts at DE; recorded 25 total tackles, 1.0 sack, 4 QBH, 2 TFL and one FF.

2014 SEASON (Packers): Played in 13 games as a rookie in a reserve role, recorded eight tackles and one TFL.

COLLEGE: Finished his college career at Colorado State University-Pueblo (2013) after spending a year at Arizona State (2012) and two years at Scottsdale Community College (2010-11) ... Played in all 12 games with 10 starts for CSU-Pueblo recording 36 tackles (15 solo), including six for a loss, 3.0 sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and four passes defensed ... Helped the ThunderWolves win their third straight Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference title.

PERSONAL: Graduated from Grandview High School in Aurora, Colo., after spending time at Cherokee Trails High School in Aurora and J.K. Mullen High School in Denver ... Earned one varsity letter as a nose tackle at Grandview ... Survived a childhood bout with cancer when he was just three years old ... Majored in social communications at CSU-Pueblo.