Team: Chicago Bears, #44
Height/Weight: 6’2″, 242 lbs.
Date of Birth: May 26, 1993
Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pa
College: West Virginia University
Nick Kwiatkoski is a linebacker with the Chicago Bears.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Kwiatkoski attended Bethel Park High School, where he excelled on both sides of the ball, starting at wide receiver and safety. Kwiatkoski committed to play collegiately at West Virginia University in June of 2010.
Kwiatkoski’s sophomore year at West Virginia saw him start at linebacker in every regular season contest for the Mountaineers, leading the team in tackles (85) and finishing second on the team in interceptions (3). Kwiatkoski was named a team captain before the start of his junior season, and again led the team in tackles (103). Once more the Mountaineers’ leading tackler throughout his senior year (86), Kwiatkoski led West Virginia to a thrilling 43-42 Cactus Bowl victory and earned first-team all-Big 12 team honors, as well as a spot on Pro Football Focus’s first-team All American team.
Kwiatkoski was drafted by the Chicago Bears with the 113th overall pick in the 4th round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Kwiatkoski started in seven games throughout his rookie campaign and thrived in the final six games of the season, recording 29 of his season-total 32 tackles.
In May 2017, Kwiatkoski signed with Roc Nation Sports.