David Terrell (wide receiver)

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David Terrell
No. 83, 13
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-03-13) March 13, 1979
Place of birth: Richmond, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Richmond (VA) Huguenot
College: Michigan
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 128
Receiving yards: 1,602
Touchdowns: 9
Player stats at NFL.com

David Terrell (born March 13, 1979) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He was selected as the eighth pick in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears out of the University of Michigan.

High school career

David Terrell attended Huguenot High School in Richmond, Virginia and was a two sport star in High school football and basketball.

College career

A three-year letterman and two-year starter at wide receiver for the University of Michigan, David Terrell played in 37 games and made 21 starts before declaring for the NFL draft as junior. A two-time All-Big Ten Conference selection, Terrell was named to the 2000 College Football News and CNN/Sports Illustrated All-America first team squads. He became the first player in Michigan history to have multiple 1000-yard receiving seasons (1,130 yards in 2000 and 1,038 in 1999). Terrell finished his career with a school record 1,130 receiving yards on 67 receptions and scored 14 touchdowns in 2000. He capped an outstanding sophomore campaign by being named the FedEx Orange Bowl MVP after setting career highs with 10 receptions for 150 yards and three tds. He caught 71 passes for 1038 yards and scored seven touchdowns as a sophomore. A native of Richmond, VA, Terrell was the eighth overall pick of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears.

As a freshman and sophomore, Terrell also saw time at defensive back as a two-way player. He ultimately appeared in 6 games on defense with 8 tackles, 2 pass break ups, and an interception.[1][2]

Pro career

Terrell was drafted by the Chicago Bears with the eighth overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft. He was later cut by the Bears, and he attempted to come back with both the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos. After signing a one-year contract with the Denver Broncos on April 12, 2007, Terrell was cut by the team on August 27, 2007. In August 2009, Terrell tried out for the Kansas City Chiefs, but Amani Toomer was signed instead. On August 19, 2013 he was arrested and charged with a felony for distribution of marijuana and misdemeanor battery.[3] On February 16, 2014, Terrell was acquitted on charges.[4]

NFL stats

Year Team Games Receptions Yards Yards per Reception Longest Reception Touchdowns First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
2001 CHI 16 34 415 12.2 62 4 20 0 0
2002 CHI 5 9 127 14.1 52 3 7 0 0
2003 CHI 16 43 361 8.4 35 1 19 1 0
2004 CHI 16 42 699 16.6 63 1 35 0 0
Career 53 128 1,602 12.5 63 9 81 1 0



  1. "CNN/SI - 1999 College Bowls - Orange - BCS Spotlight: David Terrell, Michigan - Tuesday December 28, 1999 09:29 PM". Sportsillustrated.cnn.com. 1999-12-28. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  2. "Statistics Archives - MGOBLUE.COM - University of Michigan Official Athletic Site". Stats.ath.umich.edu. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  3. http://espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/9581477/former-chicago-bears-first-round-pick-david-terrell-charged-felony
  4. Wilkening, Mike (2014-02-16). "David Terrell acquitted of drug, battery charges". Profootballtalk.com. Retrieved 2014-02-16.
  5. "David Terrell Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures.

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Preceded by
Brian Urlacher
Bears 1st round draft pick
Succeeded by
Marc Colombo

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