Former Bears first round pick John Thierry dead at 46

John Thierry, the Bears first round pick in the 1994 draft, has died at the age of 46.

Thierry’s alma mater, Alcorn State, confirmed his passing Saturday morning.

His former teammate, Marcus Spears, first reported his death on Instagram Friday night, saying it was the result of a massive heart attack.

Thierry spent five seasons with the Bears, recording 62 tackles and 12.5 sacks in 73 games.