Chicago Bears DE Corey Wootton is indeed becoming the Coreysaurus

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Chicago Bears defensive end Corey Wootton is starting to grow into the nickname he’s always had.

“They call me Coreysaurus, cuz of my height and long neck,” Wootton told me in an exclusive during his days at Northwestern. In 2012, the 6’8″ and lanky Corey Wootton started to play like that ferocious dinosaur nickname on the professional level.

In Week 9 against the Tennessee Titans, Wootton scored his first career touchdown off a blocked punt, which had been blocked by former Northwestern teammate Sherrick McManis.

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Other than a Favre-Crusher, Who is the Bears Corey Wootton?

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Before the Chicago Bears utterly demolished the Minnesota Vikings Monday night in the Ice World of Hoth that was TCF Bank Stadium, Chicago rookie defensive lineman Corey Wootton was pretty much an obscurity to NFL fans.

After Wootton slammed Brett Favre to the turf, and ended the 41-year-old QB’s night (and possible career) he instantly became much closer to one day becoming a household name.

So who is this guy with four whole career tackles in just four career games?

Well, before he started playing professional ball in my hometown, and before he registered his first career sack on the game’s most legendary quarterback, I covered the last two years of his college football career at Northwestern University pretty extensively. So here’s the skinny on the 4th round (109st overall) draft pick:

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Was Brett Favre’s Career Ended by Bears Rookie Corey Wootton?

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Last night Chicago Bears rookie Defensive End Corey Wootton ended Brett Favre‘s night by thunderously slamming the Minnesota Vikings 41-year-old quarterback to the ground during the second quarter.

Favre’s head injury and concussion like symptoms forced him out of the game and may have ended his NFL career too. To quote Comedy Central’s Tosh.0, “and for that (Mr. Wootton) we thank you.”

So did the first year lineman out of Northwestern University just become a potential answer to an inevitable future trivia question?

“I knew it was the last home game,” Favre said after the Bears trounced the Vikings, 40-14, to clinch the NFC North title at the Siberian setting of TCF Bank Stadium.

By Paul M. Banks

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