Stony Brook’s Sam Kamara records first career tackle in NFL


Newly minted Chicago Bear and Stony Brook alumnus Sam Kamara got his first NFL game-day action on Sunday.

The linebacker was activated from the Bears’ practice squad ahead of the team’s Week 6 matchup against division rival Green Bay Packers.

Kamara, a former team captain at SBU, made his presence felt when he chased down Pro Bowl running back Aaron Jones in the third quarter. It was his first career tackle in the NFL.

Watch it below.

Kamara, who played at Stony Brook from 2016-20, signed with the Bears this offseason as an undrafted free agent. He was later waived in August and brought back on a practice team deal.

After being promoted to the game-day roster for Sunday, he became the sixth Seawolf to achieve this feat. The other alums include tight end Will Tye (2015/ New York Giants), linebacker Victor Ochi (2016/ New York Jets), offensive lineman Timon Parris (2018/ Washington Redskins) defensive back Chris Cooper (2019/ Atlanta Falcons) and defensive back Gavin Heslop (2020/ Seattle Seahawks).

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