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Corey Wootton
DE #99
Height:
6-6
Weight:
270
Age:
27
College:
Northwestern
Hometown:
Rutherford, NJ
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2013):

TCKL
34
SCK
3.0
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 70 54 16 11.0 0 6 0 0 -- 0 0 3 2
2013 CHI 16 15 34 28 6 3.0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- -- 1 2
2012 CHI 16 7 27 20 7 7.0 0 1 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
2011 CHI 7 0 4 3 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2010 CHI 6 0 5 3 2 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 CIN W 24-21 2 0 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 MIN W 31-30 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
3 @PIT W 40-23 2 2 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @DET L 32-40 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
5 NO L 18-26 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 NYG W 27-21 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @WAS L 41-45 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @GB W 27-20 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 DET L 19-21 -- 0 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 BAL W 23-20 4 3 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @STL L 21-42 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @MIN L 20-23 3 2 1 -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 DAL W 45-28 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @CLE W 38-31 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 @PHI L 11-54 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 GB L 28-33 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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BIOGRAPHY

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs)

2010 (6/0, 2/0-Chi), 2011 (7/0-Chi), 2012 (16/7-Chi), 2013 (16/15-Chi). Total- 45/22, 2/0 (45/22, 2/0-Chi).

• Started career-high 15 games in 2013. 

• High school teammates at Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey with fellow Vikings DE Justin Trattou. 

OFF THE FIELD Triple major at Northwestern, studying communications, African-American studies and sociology...Wife, Felicia Chester-Wooten, played in the WNBA with Chicago Sun.

PRO Comes to Vikings after 4 seasons with NFC North rival Bears...Has never had a losing record in the NFL...Has 22 career starts under his belt with a career-best 15 coming in 2013...Played in all 32 games with 22 starts between 2012 and 2013...Had career-high 7.0 sacks in 2012...Notched 1st career sack against Vikings (12/20/10) when he caught Brett Favre in game at TCF Bank Stadium, Favre’s final play of his Hall of Fame career...Originally a 4th-round draft choice (#109) of Chicago in 2010.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs)

2010 (6/0, 2/0-Chi), 2011 (7/0-Chi), 2012 (16/7-Chi), 2013 (16/15-Chi). Total- 45/22, 2/0 (45/22, 2/0-Chi).

• Started career-high 15 games in 2013. 

• High school teammates at Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey with fellow Vikings DE Justin Trattou. 

OFF THE FIELD Triple major at Northwestern, studying communications, African-American studies and sociology...Wife, Felicia Chester-Wooten, played in the WNBA with Chicago Sun.

PRO Comes to Vikings after 4 seasons with NFC North rival Bears...Has never had a losing record in the NFL...Has 22 career starts under his belt with a career-best 15 coming in 2013...Played in all 32 games with 22 starts between 2012 and 2013...Had career-high 7.0 sacks in 2012...Notched 1st career sack against Vikings (12/20/10) when he caught Brett Favre in game at TCF Bank Stadium, Favre’s final play of his Hall of Fame career...Originally a 4th-round draft choice (#109) of Chicago in 2010.

2013 Started career-high 15 games and played in all 16 for 2nd straight season...Started 10 games at DT and 5 at LDE...Played under former Vikings assistant coach Marc Trestman in his 1st season as Bears head coach...Notched career-best 4 tackles in 3 different games on the season...Set career-high with 2 passes defensed at Minnesota (12/1)...Had a FF and FR along with 4 tackles at Detroit (9/29)...Had 1.5 of his 3.5 sacks for the season against the Vikings.

2012 Moved into starting lineup for final 7 games of season, opening at LDE...Bears went 10-6 but did not make playoffs...Had career-best 7.0 sacks on the season...Scored 1st career TD when he returned a blocked punt 5 yards for a score at Tennessee (11/4)...Had career-best 1.5 sacks in a pair of games, at Jacksonville (10/7) and vs. Green Bay (12/16)...Earned 1st career start at San Francisco (11/19) and responded by sharing a sack...Started season fast with 1.5 sacks in the opening 2 games.

2011 Played in 7 games...Played in 6 of the final 7 games...Was inactive in 8 of the opening 9 games of the season...Notched 7 tackles on season...Had season-high 3 stops at Denver (12/11)...Helped Bears to 8-8 mark.

2010 Saw action in 6 regular season games as a rookie and both playoff contests...Bears won NFC North title and advanced to NFC Championship Game, hosting Green Bay...Notched 1st career sack in game at Minnesota (12/20/10) in a game played at TCF Bank Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota...The sack of Favre was the final play of the future Hall of Famer’s career as he left with injury and did not return.

COLLEGE Left Northwestern with the school record for career starts with 49 and played in 53 games for the Wildcats...Had 19.5 sacks to rank 3rd in school history...Named All-Big Ten as a junior and senior...Suffered knee injury after junior season in Alamo Bowl but returned to play entire senior year.

PREP Named All-State at Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey...Helped squad to consecutive undefeated state championships as a junior and senior...Played TE and DE...Was teammates with fellow Vikings defensive lineman Justin Trattou at Don Bosco with Trattou being 2 years younger.

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