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Kevin Payne
DB #24
Height:
6-0
Weight:
212
College:
Louisiana-Monroe
Hometown:
Junction City, Ark.
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 32 136 113 23 1 0 12 4 0 147 -- 50
2009 CHI 13 46 39 7 0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- --
2008 CHI 16 88 73 15 1 -- 7 4 0 147 36.8 50
2007 CHI 3 2 1 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Released by Carolina (9/4/11)...Signed as a free agent by Carolina (7/30/11)....Waived/injury settlement by St. Louis (9/10/10)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured left knee by St. Louis (9/4/10)...Traded by Chicago to St. Louis in exchange for an undisclosed 2011 draft choice (4/29/10)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured right arm by Chicago (10/2/07)...Selected by Chicago in the fifth round (167th overall) of the NFL Draft (4/29/07).

GP/GS
Career (32/22); 2009 (13/5); 2008 (16/16); 2007 (3/1).

2010
Acquired by St. Louis in a trade with Chicago in exchange for an undisclosed 2011 draft choice (4/29)...Suffered a sprained left knee in the final preseason game versus Baltimore (9/2)...Waived/injury settlement by the Rams (9/10).

2009
Played in 13 games with five starts and was inactive for three games for Chicago...Started at free safety in the regular-season opener at Green Bay (9/13) and at strong safety in four of the season's final five games...Logged 60 tackles and five passes defensed...Added one special teams tackle...Inactive at San Francisco (11/12) and versus Philadelphia (11/22) with a back injury and versus Minnesota (12/28) with an ankle injury.

2008
Started 16 games for Chicago...Led the Bears with four interceptions to go along with seven passes defensed...Ranked sixth in the NFL with 147 interception return yards...Finished second on the team with 129 tackles in addition to collecting one sack...Paced or tied for the team high in tackles six times...Started the first 12 games at strong safety and the last four at free safety after changing positions with Mike Brown...Vs. Tampa Bay (9/21): Registered first career interception, victimizing Buccaneers quarterback Brian Griese...Takeaway resulted in a touchdown...Vs. Philadelphia (9/28): Intercepted a pass by Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb...Vs. Minnesota (10/19): Produced a single-game career-high 15 tackles...Corralled first career sack, taking down Vikings quarterback Gus Frerotte for six-yard loss...Picked off a Frerotte pass and returned it 50 yards to set up a touchdown...At Minnesota (11/30): Seized a pass by Frerotte for an interception and returned it 36 yards, which led to a touchdown.

2007
Drafted in the fifth round (167th overall) by Chicago...Played in three games with one start and was inactive for one game before being placed on injured reserve with a broken right arm (10/2)...Recorded six tackles...Contributed two special teams tackles...At Detroit (9/30): Made first NFL start as an extra defensive back when the Bears opened in a nickel defense...Sustained a broken right arm in the first half.

COLLEGE
Played in 43 games with 38 starts at Louisiana-Monroe...Spent final two seasons at safety after beginning career at running back...Handled punting duties as a senior while also returning kicks...Totaled 185 tackles, one sack, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, six interceptions and four passes defensed...Rushed for 1,234 yards and eight touchdowns on 325 carries...Posted 54 receptions for 607 yards and four touchdowns...Averaged 25.2 yards on 24 kickoff returns...Returned three punts for nine yards...Punted 45 times for a 40.6-yard gross average and 36.0-yard net average...2006 (Sr.): First-team All-Sun Belt Conference choice...Played in 12 games with nine starts...Led the Warhawks with 98 tackles...Recorded one sack, one forced fumble, four interceptions and three passes defensed...2005 (Jr.): Second-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection...Started 11 games...Ranked first on the team with 87 tackles...Notched two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, two interceptions and one pass defensed...2004 (So.): Played in eight games with seven starts...Gained 261 yards on 74 attempts with two touchdowns...2003 (Fr.): Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year...Second-team All-Sun Belt Conference choice...Played in 12 games with 11 starts...Set a school freshman record with a team-leading 976 yards and six touchdowns on 248 carries...2002: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Junction City (Ark.) HS.

TRANSACTIONS
Released by Carolina (9/4/11)...Signed as a free agent by Carolina (7/30/11)....Waived/injury settlement by St. Louis (9/10/10)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured left knee by St. Louis (9/4/10)...Traded by Chicago to St. Louis in exchange for an undisclosed 2011 draft choice (4/29/10)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured right arm by Chicago (10/2/07)...Selected by Chicago in the fifth round (167th overall) of the NFL Draft (4/29/07).

GP/GS
Career (32/22); 2009 (13/5); 2008 (16/16); 2007 (3/1).

2010
Acquired by St. Louis in a trade with Chicago in exchange for an undisclosed 2011 draft choice (4/29)...Suffered a sprained left knee in the final preseason game versus Baltimore (9/2)...Waived/injury settlement by the Rams (9/10).

2009
Played in 13 games with five starts and was inactive for three games for Chicago...Started at free safety in the regular-season opener at Green Bay (9/13) and at strong safety in four of the season's final five games...Logged 60 tackles and five passes defensed...Added one special teams tackle...Inactive at San Francisco (11/12) and versus Philadelphia (11/22) with a back injury and versus Minnesota (12/28) with an ankle injury.

2008
Started 16 games for Chicago...Led the Bears with four interceptions to go along with seven passes defensed...Ranked sixth in the NFL with 147 interception return yards...Finished second on the team with 129 tackles in addition to collecting one sack...Paced or tied for the team high in tackles six times...Started the first 12 games at strong safety and the last four at free safety after changing positions with Mike Brown...Vs. Tampa Bay (9/21): Registered first career interception, victimizing Buccaneers quarterback Brian Griese...Takeaway resulted in a touchdown...Vs. Philadelphia (9/28): Intercepted a pass by Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb...Vs. Minnesota (10/19): Produced a single-game career-high 15 tackles...Corralled first career sack, taking down Vikings quarterback Gus Frerotte for six-yard loss...Picked off a Frerotte pass and returned it 50 yards to set up a touchdown...At Minnesota (11/30): Seized a pass by Frerotte for an interception and returned it 36 yards, which led to a touchdown.

2007
Drafted in the fifth round (167th overall) by Chicago...Played in three games with one start and was inactive for one game before being placed on injured reserve with a broken right arm (10/2)...Recorded six tackles...Contributed two special teams tackles...At Detroit (9/30): Made first NFL start as an extra defensive back when the Bears opened in a nickel defense...Sustained a broken right arm in the first half.

COLLEGE
Played in 43 games with 38 starts at Louisiana-Monroe...Spent final two seasons at safety after beginning career at running back...Handled punting duties as a senior while also returning kicks...Totaled 185 tackles, one sack, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, six interceptions and four passes defensed...Rushed for 1,234 yards and eight touchdowns on 325 carries...Posted 54 receptions for 607 yards and four touchdowns...Averaged 25.2 yards on 24 kickoff returns...Returned three punts for nine yards...Punted 45 times for a 40.6-yard gross average and 36.0-yard net average...2006 (Sr.): First-team All-Sun Belt Conference choice...Played in 12 games with nine starts...Led the Warhawks with 98 tackles...Recorded one sack, one forced fumble, four interceptions and three passes defensed...2005 (Jr.): Second-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection...Started 11 games...Ranked first on the team with 87 tackles...Notched two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, two interceptions and one pass defensed...2004 (So.): Played in eight games with seven starts...Gained 261 yards on 74 attempts with two touchdowns...2003 (Fr.): Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year...Second-team All-Sun Belt Conference choice...Played in 12 games with 11 starts...Set a school freshman record with a team-leading 976 yards and six touchdowns on 248 carries...2002: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Junction City (Ark.) HS.

 

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