NFL Supplemental Draft: Chicago Bears Select RB Harvey Unga In Seventh Round

July 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For the first time in the history of the NFL Supplemental Draft, the Chicago Bears made a selection on Thursday.

In the seventh round the Bears selected BYU running back Harvey Unga.

Unga, 6'0", 244 lbs, is the all-time leading rusher in BYU history. Unga left the school after three straight seasons of rushing for over 1,000 yards due to violating BYU's honor code.

During his workout on July 8, Unga ran a 4.62 40 yard dash and benched 225 lbs 19 times. The workout drew the interest of 20 NFL teams who sent representatives to Utah while six teams requested video. He may have ran a slower than expected 40 time due to hurting his ankle a few weeks ago.

An interesting twist to the Bears selecting the Utah native is that his son, Jackson, was born on the July 4 in Chicago. This also explains what part of BYU's honor code he broke since part of the code is not having sex until after marriage.

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