Matt Toeaina #75 Defensive Tackle
6'2" 308 lbs
5th Season / Oregon
Bio - Toeaina, whose entire career has been with the Bears thus far, has notched 60 tackles (35 solo), 2.0 sacks, 3 PBUs, 2 TFLs, and 1 fumble recovery since his signing in 2007. He started in all 12 games he played in 2011, recording 21 tackles (13 solo). His 33 career-high tackles came in 2010 alongside 2.0 sacks, 2 PBUs, and 1 fumble recovery. Before being signed to the Bears, Toeaina spent the first 14 weeks of the 2007 regular season on the Bengal's practice squad.
Lou's Call – Toeaina's in a huge battle to keep his starting spot at defensive tackle. In 2011, he started 12 games, missed four games and suffered a broken right hand during the off season. Rod Marinelli is a big Toeaina fan which was one of the reasons the team gave him a new 3 year contract in 2010. Now it's time to prove his worth. Last year, Matt had 21 tackles without a sack, that won't cut it this season.