The NFL training camp has begun and new Chicago Bears recruit Chris Summers will be hoping he can prove his worth. Summers was signed to the team one day after the 2012 NFL draft begun and he had never been drafted before. He plays the position of wide receiver and attended Liberty University. While here, he had a lot of sporting success, which he will no doubt be aiming to replicate with his new NFL team. During his time at university, he was the all-time career leader of the program, with 26 touchdowns, 118 receptions and 2,712 receiving yards. Not only that, but he ended up being ranked nationally at 18th place, in receiving yards per game, with an impressive total of 112.7.
If Summers wants to be given a roster spot this coming season, then he will have to work hard. Those who saw his success while he was at Liberty University, from fellow teammates to those who preferred to play on OnlinePoker.com but watched football in their spare time, will know that he is capable of it. He will be trying out for the chance to be given a place either on the active roster, or the practice squad.
Summers has an advantage over the other new additions to the team. He is 6’4” tall, which is a significant size and one that should help him out in the competition. He also has speed on his side, having proven himself many times during his university career and this should place him ahead of many other players. Interestingly, he was the first player at Liberty University to play football, as well as basketball. Hopefully this variation in sporting interests will help him in the NFL, as he will have gained valuable skills from both areas.