2010 Wuerffel Trophy Winner agrees to one-year deal
By: Josh Alper – Pro Football Talk
The Bears brought in a new defensive coordinator this off-season when Vic Fangio signed on to head coach John Fox’s first Chicago staff and that’s expected to mean a move toward the 3-4 base look that both men favored in previous stops.
On April 1, they added a player with experience in such schemes. The Bears announced they have signed former Cardinals outside linebacker Sam Acho to a one-year deal.
Acho was a fourth-round pick by Arizona in 2011 and made a splash as a rookie with seven sacks and four forced fumbles in 16 games.
Acho added four more sacks while making 16 starts in his second season, but missed most of 2013 with a broken leg and contributed just one sack to the team’s pass rush.
In addition to winning the 2010 Wuerffel Trophy in college as the nation’s premier community service football player in Football Bowl Subdivision, he also was the 2010 Campbell Trophy presented by the National Football Foundation for the nation’s premier scholar athlete.