McClellin named NFC Player of the Week
DE Shea McClellin (Jonathan Daniel/Getty)
DE Shea McClellin (Jonathan Daniel/Getty)
Bear Report Publisher
Posted Nov 6, 2013


Chicago Bears defensive end Shea McClellin has been named NFC Defensive Players of the Week.

The NFL announced today that Chicago Bears defensive end Shea McClellin has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance on Monday Night Football. It the first time in his career he has received the award.

Against the Green Bay Packers, McClellin racked up five tackles, two for loss, and three sacks. His first sack, which halted Green Bay's opening drive of the game, fractured Aaron Rodgers' collarbone, knocking him out of the game.

“He likes to roll out to the right a lot, we knew that coming in, and there was a pocket so I came back and got the sack," McClellin said after the game.

It was a breakout game for McClellin, who had just three sacks total in his first 21 NFL games. The former first-round pick was approaching "bust" territory but his performance last week could kick-start his career.

“He did a great job, made some plays," said teammate Julius Peppers. "It’s good to see him out there rushing, and hopefully he can carry that momentum for the rest of the season.”


Jeremy Stoltz is Publisher of BearReport.com and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. He is in his third season covering the Chicago Bears full time. Follow Bear Report on Twitter and discuss this topic on our message boards. To become a subscriber to the Bear Report Web site or magazine, click here.


Related Stories
Tales from the Tape: Run Defense
 -by BearReport.com  Oct 17, 2013
McClellin, Wootton putting in extra work
 -by BearReport.com  Sep 19, 2013
Tales From the Tape: Pass Rush
 -by BearReport.com  Aug 18, 2013

MAGAZINE COVERAGE
Subscribe today and get a full year of Bear Report Magazine with an annual Total Access Pass.
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from BearReport.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
DE Shea McClellin (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Boise State > Alumni
Football > Chicago
Football > Marsing HS > Alumni
[View My HotList]