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Bront Bird
ILB #97
Height:
6-4
Weight:
250
College:
Texas Tech
Hometown:
Odessa, Tex.
Experience:
3
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 30 61 43 18 0 0 4 1 0 0 -- 0
2013 SD 16 29 17 12 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 SD 5 18 15 3 0 -- 3 1 0 0 -- 0
2011 SD 9 14 11 3 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

One of the Chargers’ toughest cuts at the end of training camp in 2012 was the decision to waive Bird. The former Texas Tech Red Raider and graduate of the famed Permian High School in Odessa, Texas, had an outstanding camp and preseason, but he ultimately became a victim of the numbers game.     

Unsure of his NFL future, Bird moved to Williston, North Dakota and entered the private sector, overseeing a wastewater treatment business that he started with several current and former teammates. He also spent time in his native Texas, where he is part-owner of the Right Cross Boxing Gym.

Then in late November when injuries began to deplete the team’s linebacking corps, Bird received a call from the Chargers and within a day he was back in San Diego on the practice field. Bird played in the Chargers’ final five games and he contributed with a couple of big performances in two late-season wins. His first career interception off Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger helped seal a Dec. 9 win that was the Chargers’ first ever regular-season win in the Steel City, and his career-high seven-tackle effort against Oakland helped the Bolts close out the 2012 season with a 24-21 win over their arch rivals.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Signed three-year contract, July 28, 2011...waived Sept. 3...re-signed to practice squad Sept. 5...signed to active roster Oct. 31...waived Aug. 31, 2012...re-signed to active roster, Nov. 28.

2012: First-career interception off Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger in fourth quarter helped set up Bolts’ final touchdown in 34-24 win at Pittsburgh Dec. 9 that was team’s first-ever regular-season win in Steel City...outstanding all-around effort in Dec. 30 win vs. Oakland with career-high seven tackles, including one for loss, two passes defensed and two stops on special teams. 2011: Spent Weeks 1-6 on practice squad...season-high four tackles in reserve role on NBC Sunday Night Football Dec. 18 vs. Baltimore...injured knee Dec. 24 vs. Detroit and placed on “Reserve-Injured” list Dec. 27.

COLLEGE: Honorable mention All-Big 12 and first-team Academic All-Big 12 in 2010…tied for 16th in nation with 71 solo tackles…led team with 106 total tackles as senior…played in 45 career games, registering 235 career tackles, three sacks, 14.5 tackles for loss and three interceptions…played at Texas Tech from 2007-10…majored in energy commerce.

PERSONAL: Born in Odessa, Tex.…first-team all-district wide receiver and safety at Permian High in Odessa, Tex.…father, Lee Royce, and grandfather both played college basketball.

One of the Chargers’ toughest cuts at the end of training camp in 2012 was the decision to waive Bird. The former Texas Tech Red Raider and graduate of the famed Permian High School in Odessa, Texas, had an outstanding camp and preseason, but he ultimately became a victim of the numbers game.

Unsure of his NFL future, Bird moved to Williston, North Dakota and entered the private sector, overseeing a wastewater treatment business that he started with several current and former teammates. He also spent time in his native Texas, where he is part-owner of the Right Cross Boxing Gym.

Then in late November when injuries began to deplete the team’s linebacking corps, Bird received a call from the Chargers and within a day he was back in San Diego on the practice field. Bird played in the Chargers’ final five games and he contributed with a couple of big performances in two late-season wins. His first career interception off Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger helped seal a Dec. 9 win that was the Chargers’ first ever regular-season win in the Steel City, and his career-high seven-tackle effort against Oakland helped the Bolts close out the 2012 season with a 24-21 win over their arch rivals.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Signed three-year contract, July 28, 2011...waived Sept. 3...re-signed to practice squad Sept. 5...signed to active roster Oct. 31...waived Aug. 31, 2012...re-signed to active roster, Nov. 28.

2012: First-career interception off Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger in fourth quarter helped set up Bolts’ final touchdown in 34-24 win at Pittsburgh Dec. 9 that was team’s first-ever regular-season win in Steel City...outstanding all-around effort in Dec. 30 win vs. Oakland with career-high seven tackles, including one for loss, two passes defensed and two stops on special teams. 2011: Spent Weeks 1-6 on practice squad...season-high four tackles in reserve role on NBC Sunday Night Football Dec. 18 vs. Baltimore...injured knee Dec. 24 vs. Detroit and placed on “Reserve-Injured” list Dec. 27.

COLLEGE: Honorable mention All-Big 12 and first-team Academic All-Big 12 in 2010…tied for 16th in nation with 71 solo tackles…led team with 106 total tackles as senior…played in 45 career games, registering 235 career tackles, three sacks, 14.5 tackles for loss and three interceptions…played at Texas Tech from 2007-10…majored in energy commerce.

PERSONAL: Born in Odessa, Tex.…first-team all-district wide receiver and safety at Permian High in Odessa, Tex.…father, Lee Royce, and grandfather both played college basketball.

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