Kyle Fuller wears Devin Hester's old number 23. He might be just as electrifying only on defense rather than special teams. He flashed his talent in the Bears first practice in Bourbonnais by picking off two passes.
"It felt really good. Coach has been harping about coming out and getting takeaways,so it was definitely a good start," says Fuller. "I've still got a lot of work to do."
Fuller comes from a football family. His brother Corey is a receiver for the Lions. His brother Vincent played defensive back for six years with the Titans. Being around those two older brothers it's no wonder Fuller earned a reputation as a tough player.
"It comes from the guys I played with growing up, you know my brothers, always competing against them."
Competing against Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery every day in practice will toughen him up even more.
"I definitely enjoy coming out and competing with those guys every day. You know they're making me better," says Fuller.
(Mel Tucker, Defensive Coordinator) "He's a very intelligent player," says defensive coordinator Mel Tucker. "He's got good size. He's got good speed. He's a willing and aggressive tackler and a high percentage tackler."
"I just have a lot of confidence in Kyle Fuller," says head coach Mark Trestman. "He's his own man. He's a very smart, confident young man. He wants to learn."
So does Fuller believe he can step in right away and make an impact this season?
"I think I just try to come out here every day, and just show the coaches what I can do and just get better and whatever happens happens."
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