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#RedDevilsAlum Hinsdale teammates catch NFL dreams


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Opportunity with Chicago Bears leads to reserve roles for Central grads Bunting and Ives

By Ken Knutson
Associate editor of The Hinsdalean
2019/09/19

The National Football League is back in action, and Hinsdale is well-represented. Among the local products competing are former Hinsdale Central standouts and teammates Ian Bunting and Thomas Ives. The tight end and wide receiver, respectively, joined the Chicago Bears as undrafted free agents for the preseason training and game schedule.

As a result of their performances, the Bears kept Ives on its 10-member practice squad while the New York Jets signed Bunting to theirs. In this Q&A, the two share what it means to be a pro - and what their hometown means to them.

What was your reaction when the Bears brought you in as an undrafted free agent?

Bunting: When I got the call from Coach (Matt) Nagy and the Bears, I was ecstatic. I was ... READ FULL STORY
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