2001-2010 All-Bears Team: Cornerback #2

We're continuing to wind down here. I don't have anything witty to add at the moment, so let's just get to it...

At the third linebacker position, Hunter Hillenmeyer edged out Rosevelt Colvin with 50% of the vote.

If you can play eight years in a single uniform, you must be doing something right. Hillenmeyer wasn't particularly flashy nor a big play guy, but he was a solid linebacker when he started and an able backup.

Let's hit up the second cornerback position; follow me past the jump where we'll look at the remaining candidates from the #1 cornerback poll and add in one or two to find out who's joining Peanut Tillman...

Nathan VasherDubbed "The Interceptor" early in his career for his ball-hawking skills, Vasher was a fourth-round draft pick out of Texas. Despite his limited starts (only 46 starts in 73 games played as a Bear), racked up 20 interceptions, returning two back for a touchdown; forced two fumbles, defended 44 passes, and had 139 tackles with 27 assists.

Jerry Azumah: A 1999 fifth-round draft pick of the Bears, only started in 49 of his 105 games played as a Bear. Since 2001, Azumah racked up 6.5 sacks, nine interceptions with a touchdown, 26 passes defended, three fumbles forced, and 268 tackles with 48 assists.

R.W. McQuartersSigned as a free agent after the 1999 season, started 47 of his 72 games as a Bear. From 2001 to 2004, picked up a sack, eight interceptions with a touchdown, 34 passes defended, one fumble forced, recovered another for a touchdown, and recorded 193 tackles with 42 assists.

And now I'll add the dark horse candidates (well, for these, very dark horse)...

Walt Harris: A first round draft pick of the Bears in 1996; played with the Bears through the 2001 season. Played 15 games, started 13 in 2001. Returned his one interception that season for a touchdown, his third TD as a Bear, and forced a fumble, his ninth as a Bear.

Zackary Bowman: Well, I did say "very dark horse..." A fifth round draft pick of the Bears in 2008. Had 6 interceptions in his 2009 season. In his career, has 15 starts in 30 games played, seven INTs, 11 passes defended, two fumbles forced, two recovered, one for a touchdown.

As always, if you have a different player in mind, vote "other" and tell us what you think!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Windy City Gridiron

You must be a member of Windy City Gridiron to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Windy City Gridiron. You should read them.

Join Windy City Gridiron

You must be a member of Windy City Gridiron to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Windy City Gridiron. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker