For the mixed martial artist of the same name, see David Terrell (fighter).
David Terrell
No. 83, 13     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-03-13) March 13, 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth: Richmond, Virginia
Career information
College: Michigan
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Chicago Bears ( 2001 2004)
Career highlights and awards
* All-American (2000)
Receptions     128
Receiving yards     1,602
Touchdowns     9
Stats at

David Terrell (born March 13, 1979) is a former American football wide receiver. After playing college football at the University of Michigan, he was selected as the eighth pick in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). Because he played only five seasons, in which he caught just 9 touchdowns, Terrell is sometimes ranked as one of the biggest busts in NFL history.[1]

High school careerEdit

David Terrell attended Huguenot High School in Richmond, Virginia and was a two sport star in High school football and basketball.

College careerEdit

A three-year letterman and two-year starter at wide receiver for the University of Michigan, David Terrell played in 37 games and made 21 starts before declaring for the NFL draft as junior. A two-time All-Big Ten Conference selection, Terrell was named to the 2000 College Football News and CNN/Sports Illustrated All-America first team squads. He became the first player in Michigan history to have multiple 1000-yard receiving seasons (1,130 yards in 2000 and 1,038 in 1999). Terrell finished his career with a school record 1,130 receiving yards on 67 receptions and scored 14 touchdowns in 2000. He capped an outstanding sophomore campaign by being named the FedEx Orange Bowl MVP after setting career highs with 10 receptions for 150 yards and three tds. He caught 71 passes for 1038 yards and scored seven touchdowns as a sophomore. A native of Richmond, VA, Terrell was the eighth overall pick of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears.

As a freshman and sophomore, Terrell also saw time at defensive back as a two-way player. He ultimately appeared in 6 games on defense with 8 tackles, 2 pass break ups, and an interception.[2][3]

Professional careerEdit

Terrell was drafted by the Chicago Bears with the eighth overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft. He was later cut by the Bears, and he attempted to come back with both the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos. After signing a one-year contract with the Denver Broncos on April 12, 2007, Terrell was cut by the team on August 27, 2007. In August 2009, Terrell tried out for the Kansas City Chiefs, but Amani Toomer was signed instead. On August 19, 2013, he was arrested and charged with a felony for distribution of marijuana and misdemeanor battery.[4] On February 16, 2014, Terrell was acquitted on all charges.[5]

NFL statisticsEdit

Year Team Games Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FD Fum FumL
2001 CHI 16 34 415 12.2 62 4 20 0 0
2002 CHI 5 9 127 14.1 52 3 7 0 0
2003 CHI 16 43 361 8.4 35 1 19 1 0
2004 CHI 16 42 699 16.6 63 1 35 0 0
Career 53 128 1,602 12.5 63 9 81 1 0


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Preceded by
Brian Urlacher
Bears 1st round draft pick
Succeeded by
Marc Colombo
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