Vereen Drafted By Chicago Bears
May 10, 2014
Minnesota defensive back Brock Vereen was selected by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round with the 131st overall pick in the NFL Draft.
Vereen joins teammate Ra'Shede Hageman in being picked in the 2014 NFL Draft, as Hageman went to the Atlanta Falcons in the second round as the No. 37 overall pick. Hageman and Vereen are highest two Gophers to be picked in NFL Draft since 2001 when Minnesota had three players (Willie Middlebrooks, Karon Riley and Ben Hamilton) picked in the first 113 selections.
Vereen, who played both cornerback and safety for the Gophers played in 47 games and made four interceptions, 200 tackles (127 solo), 7.5 tackles-for-loss, 26 pass breakups and forced two fumbles. He was a first-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches.
Coach Jerry Kill on Brock Vereen being drafted by the Chicago Bears