Bears DE Idonije appears on Travel Channel's Toy Hunter

Bears DE Idonije appears on Travel Channel's Toy Hunter
March 23, 2014, 12:45 pm
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Scott Krinch

Pass rusher by day, toy hunting enthusiast by night. Bears defensive end Israel Idonije isn't your typical NFL player.

Idonije has had a love for comic books since he was a child. He co-created Athlita Comic's The Protectors with writer Ron Marz, which aims to appeal to both comic book "nerds" and sports fans.

"I want to bring the worlds together," he told USA Today in 2012. "I always felt like it hadn't been done correctly so why can't I take a shot at it?

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Last week Idonije appeared on an episode of Travel Channel's Toy Hunter called "Toy Touchdown."

Idonije met up with the Star of Toy Hunter, Jordan Hembrough, in search for a variety of action figures and help promote The Protectors.

The episode was filmed in 2013 when Idonije was a member of the Detroit Lions.

Just last week, the Bears brought the 33-year-old Idonije back to Chicago on a one-year deal. In his 10-year NFL career, Idonije has registered 29 sacks and 205 tackles.

(Photo credit: Travel Channel)