Chicago Bears star Tarik Cohen says despite his last name -- he's NOT a Jew, but says he's gotten so much love from his Hebrew fans that he's ready to finally try out a Jewish deli!
When Tarik blew up this past season ... the Jewish community went crazy trying to find out if the star running back with the traditionally Jewish last name was really a member of the tribe.
Turns out, Cohen is not a jew -- but he feels it's an honor to get so warmly embraced by his Semitic fans.
"I'm not Jewish necessarily, but I do feel accepted ... by the Jewish community."
And get this, Cohen says he's never even been to a Jewish deli before -- but REALLY wants to go, especially since our Jewish camera guy told him he'd probably get a discount.