|No. 65 - Chicago Bears|
|Born:||July 11, 1992|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||310 lb (141 kg)|
|High school:||Abilene (Abilene, Kansas)|
|NFL Draft:||2016 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2020|
|Player stats at NFL.com|
A native of Abilene, Kansas, Whitehair attended Abilene High School, where he was a two-way lineman for the Cowboys football varsity. In his senior year, he was named to PrepStar magazine's All-Midlands Region team after being credited with 140 pancake blocks and 81 total tackles (41 solo, 40 assisted) with 15 sacks on the season, as Abilene finished 10-1 after losing to Buhler in the second round of the KSHSAA 4A state playoffs.
After redshirting his first year at Kansas State in 2011, Whitehair became a starter at guard in 2012 and 2013. Prior to his junior year in 2014, he moved to offensive tackle, where he started as a junior and senior.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||20-yard shuttle||Three-cone drill||Vertical jump||Broad jump||Bench press|
|6 ft 3+3⁄4 in
|9 ft 2 in
|All values from NFL combine|
Whitehair was selected in the second round, 56th overall by the Chicago Bears in the 2016 NFL draft. After a season-ending injury to 2015 third round pick Hroniss Grasu in training camp, Whitehair started at left guard during the preseason. Whitehair was then moved to the starting center position after the team signed veteran guard Josh Sitton. He went on to start all 16 games at center and was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team.
In 2018, Whitehair played every offensive snap and was named to the 2019 Pro Bowl, becoming the first Bears center since Olin Kreutz to play in the all-star game. He was the only Bears player on either side of the ball to participate in every down.
Before the 2019 season, Whitehair moved to left guard, while that position's starter, James Daniels, shifted to center. On September 1, Whitehair signed a five-year contract extension worth $52.5 million with $27.5 million guaranteed. In November, with the offense struggling in the midst of a four-game losing streak, Whitehair returned to center.