Fight For What You Want

6'1, 247lbs Chicago Bears Linebacker John Timu had to claw, and fight to get to the position he is in now, and has made it blatantly clear with his play on the field that he is here to stay. Starting from the beginning of his career Timu is a graduate from Long Beach Jordan where he played 3 years of Varsity, and was pretty much every where. Playing WR, DB, FS, as well as some QB Timu proved to be a offensive, and defensive juggernaut. He recorded a total of 2037yds, 20 total TD's, 27 total tackles, 2 INT's, and 3 fumble recoveries.....That was just his Junior year. After high school Timu took his talents to Washinton University where as a freshman he played in 12 out of 13 games, and started in 8 of them. Timu recorded a season high 8 tackles, and a forced fumble against Oregon, and matched that performance in the Alamo Bowl with a fumble recovery as well. After such a successful first year Timu was named team captain as a Sophomore, and earned Pac-12 honorable mention both on the field, and in the classroom. He started in every game at LB, and averaging 6 tackles in a 4 game span, one being an 11-yard sack against Stanford, and also recorded another 6 tackle performance plus an interception against Oregon State. As if he couldn't outdo himself anymore Timu went on to have a field day against Boise State where he had a career best 15 tackles! Talk about a monster performance. Alright we got to skip to Senior year, because if we continue on at this rate we'll have a 4 page article on this guy! As a Senior Timu was honorable mention in the Pac-12 again, earned the Chuck Niemi big hit award, and saw a starting role in at 14 games. In the season opener against Hawaii he had 9 tackles, and later that season recorded 10 tackles, and a 35yd touchdown off of an INT! Timu had 11 tackles against Standford, 9 tackles plus a forced fumble against Cal, 7 tackles, and his 2nd INT for a touchdown on the season! To end the season Timu left it all on the field recording a game high 12 tackles against Oklahoma State in the Cactus Bowl. He just finished his rookie season with the Chicago Bears where he originally was cut, but was resigned in December of last year. Timu has earned himself a spot in the rotation recording 24 tackles on the season! You can expect to hear a lot more about the Bears diamond in the rough as his 2nd year approaches. Follow him on Instagram, and Twitter to keep up with him as next season approaches.

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