Unrein with the Denver Broncos in 2011
|Born:||March 25, 1987|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||299 lb (136 kg)|
|High school:||Eaton (CO)|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2018|
Mitch Unrein (born March 25, 1987) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Wyoming.
In a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 2, 2012, Unrein lined up for the first time as at the fullback position. He then proceeded to catch his first career touchdown pass from quarterback Peyton Manning.
On April 11, 2013, Unrein signed a one-year, $630,000 tender.
The Broncos placed a one-year $1.431 million tender on Unrein on March 7, 2014.
On September 24, 2015, the San Diego Chargers reinforced the tight end position, bringing back Kyle Miller nine days after he was waived on September 15. To make room, the team released Unrein.
Unrein was signed by the Chicago Bears on September 25, 2015. On November 9, 2015, he lined up at fullback against the San Diego Chargers. This was the first of many times he was used like this by the Bears. He ended the 2015 season with 32 tackles, two tackles-for-loss, and a sack.
On March 12, 2016, Unrein was re-signed by the Bears to a two-year contract.
In 2017, Unrein started eight out of 12 games played, recording a career-high 32 tackles and 2.5 sacks. He was placed on injured reserve on December 5, 2017.
On March 13, 2019, Unrein was released by the Buccaneers.
He has five siblings. His older brothers Mark and Mike, both played college football for the University of Northern Colorado Bears. His older sister Nicole, who also went to UNC, is a three-time All-American swimmer and still holds one of the top-10 records for the 100 meter backstroke in UNC history. He is also distant cousins with former NFL defensive end Terry Unrein, who was selected in the third round of the 1986 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers.