Henry Melton

Player of American Football
Born Oct 11, 1986

Henry Melton is a defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He is an alumnus of the University of Texas. Born in Cedar Hill, Texas, he was a running back for the 2005 National Championship team, and he has also played on special teams.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Henry Melton.


1986 Birth Born on October 11, 1986.


2003 16 Years Old He earned All-District (5-5A) honors as a junior while rushing for over 800 yards and 12 TDs and averaged 6.2 yards per carry in 2003. … Read More
2005 18 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He played college football for the University of Texas, where he was a running back for the 2005 National Championship team, and also played on special teams. … Read More


2007 20 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, Melton switched to defensive tackle.
2009 22 Years Old 1 More Event
He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
2011 24 Years Old In 2011, Melton recorded a career-high 7 sacks, third most by a defensive tackle, behind Bengals' Geno Atkins and Raiders' Tommy Kelly, who had 7½ sacks apiece. … Read More
2012 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, during organized team activities (OTAs), Melton appeared in the backfield as a running back, resembling former Bears defensive lineman and fullback William Perry; Melton had not played running back since his days at Texas. … Read More
On March 1, 2013, Melton was given the franchise tag by the Bears, worth $8.45 million.
2014 27 Years Old On March 18, 2014, Melton signed a 1-year contract along with incentives, including a team option for 3 more years with the Dallas Cowboys, hoping he could regain his Pro Bowl form.
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