Tarik Cohen is an American football running back for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL), on May 9th, 2021 his twin brother Tyrell Cohen was found dead at an electrical substation, the Raleigh police department said, he was electrocuted while attempting to climb an electrical company to flee law enforcement. According to Eric Curry who is the Wake County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said Tyrell Cohen fled the scene of a car accident in Raleigh early Saturday morning on May 8th, 2021. The cops tried to locate the 25-year-old but couldn’t, so they called off the search.
After the complaint filed by his twin brother and the Cohen’s family member about his missing on Saturday night, May 8th, 2021, to the Raleigh Police Department. On Sunday at 9 am Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker stated, the employee of Duke Power substation near Lead Mine found the body of a man inside the substation’s perimeter. Later, it was found that Tyrell was dead at the Duke Energy substation and also he assisted law enforcement. Sheriff Baker said before the missing of Tyrell Cohen the North Carolina State Highway Patrol tried to initiate a traffic stop “We believe at this point, it is connected to a missing person case being investigated by the Raleigh Police Department,” also stated No foul play is suspected by sister station WTVD.
Tarik Cohen on Saturday, May 8, 2021, wrote about his missing twin and later deleted the post. Tarik wrote, “RALEIGH/DURHAM AREA Have you seen my brother? Last seen 2 am at Heroes pub… Could be on foot in the woulds (sic)… Possibly injured !”. Tarik’s team Bears said, “We are heartbroken to learn of the death of Tarik Cohen’s twin brother, Tyrell,”. The statement released on Sunday evening by the Chicago Bears organization stating “Our immediate thoughts and prayers go out to Tarik, his mother, Tilwanda, and the rest of their family and loved ones. On behalf of the entire Bears family, we extend our most heartfelt sympathies to all who mourn his loss.”
July 26, 1995
25 years old
$28 Million to $35 Million USD
Tarik Cohen attended Bunn High School and played for the Wildcats athletic teams, then he was part of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. In the 2013 season, Tarik as a freshman played 6 games of the 11 games, in the game against Hampton, Tarik carried the ball 22 times for 180 yards and a touchdown, and against Florida A&M his performance includes 32 carries for 210 yards and three touchdowns. Then, in the 2014 season, he had three consecutive 100+ rushing yard games. In the season opener against Alabama A&M, Tarik rushed for 161 yards and 133 yards against Coastal Carolina, his career-best was 234 yards against Elon, in conclusion, he finished the 2014 season with 1,340 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns.
In the 2015 Season, his career-best was 295 yards, multiple single-season school records with 1,543 total rushing yards, 264 carries, and 15 touchdowns. In the same year, he earned SBN Offensive Player of the Year. Coming to the 2016 Season, he opened against Division II St. Augustine’s, and his first two touchdowns put him over the record for receiving and rushing touchdowns at 42, in the September 29, 2016 game against Division I FBS Kent State Tarik broke the 256-yard record set by Stoney Polite and James White. Later, he became the first player in school history to rush for at least 200 yards in three consecutive games, in conclusion, he finished the season and became the first player in MEAC history to be named conference offensive player of the year for 3 consecutive seasons, MEAC’s all-time leading rusher, and the first player in school history to break the 5,000-yard mark. For his achievement, Tarik won Deacon Jones Trophy and Walter Payton Award, Tarek closed his college career by playing in the 2017 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
In 2017, he was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft and became the first player from North Carolina A&T to be selected since offensive lineman Junius Coston, on September 10, 2017, made his NFL debut against Atlanta Falcons. His next match was against Pittsburgh Steelers and his team had a 23–17 overtime victory, on October 15th Tarik played against the Baltimore Ravens and made a 21-yard touchdown pass to tight end Zach Miller, making him the shortest player to throw a touchdown since Wee Willie Smith. Then, he made his first rushing touchdown of his career against the New Orleans Saints and he finished 2017 with 370 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, and 358 receiving yards. In 2018, Tarik’s team was victorious over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and against the New York Jets, he rushed five times for 40 yards and had one catch for 70 yards and a touchdown in the 24–10 victory.
In a match against New York Giants, Cohen rushed for 30 yards and had 12 catches for 156 yards, he finished the season with 444 rushing yards and three touchdowns. In 2019, Tarik had a match against Minnesota Vikings, where he rushed five times for 11 yards and caught two passes for seven yards. Later, he finished the 2019 season with 64 carries for 213 rushing yards, 79 receptions for 456 receiving yards, and three receiving touchdowns. In 2020, Tarik signed a three-year, $17.25 million contract extension with the Bears, during a game against the Atlanta Falcons he suffered an ACL injury and placed on injured reserve two days after the game.
In 2021, Tarik Cohen earned a base salary of $1,400,000 and with a workout bonus of $100,000, in 2020 he signed a 3 year contract of $17,250,000, with a signing bonus of $7,000,000, also $12,033,000 guaranteed. The Estimated Net Worth of Tarik Cohen is between $28 Million to $35 Million USD.
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