Meet the Rookies
Meet the Rookies: David Montgomery
Jun 27, 2019
Mt. Healthy High School coach Arvie Crouch shares his impression of the talented young running back from Cincinnati, while Montgomery describes how his challenging childhood sparked his determination to succeed.
Meet the Rookies: Dax Raymond
Jun 26, 2019
Chicago Bears area scout David Williams highlights more than Raymond's size and agility. Raymond shares his love for the game and how living in Russia for two years helped prepare him for life in the NFL.
Meet the Rookies: Riley Ridley
Jun 25, 2019
NFL wide receiver Calvin Ridley speaks to his younger brother’s passion for football and how he helped Riley achieve his same goal of playing in the league. Riley credits his mom for his toughness and determination.
Meet the Rookies: James Daniels
Jun 28, 2018
Growing up in Warren, Ohio, with a dad who played football at Ohio State University, becoming a Buckeye seems like a natural fit, but not for James Daniels. Daniels committed to the Iowa Hawkeyes as a four-star recruit to play alongside his big brother. His versatility as an offensive lineman and controlled movements as a run blocker caught the attention of NFL scouts. One thing he couldn’t control was his emotions when the Bears called Daniels in the second round of the 2018 NFL draft.
Meet the Rookies: Roquan Smith
Jun 25, 2018
Head to Macon County, Ga to learn more about Roquan Smith. Nearly 900 miles from Chicago, viewers will find the same hard-nosed, blue-collared work ethic that Bears fans take so much pride in. With a population of 3,500 people, the small town of Montezuma, Ga., produced the Bears’ top draft pick.
Meet The Rookies: Tarik Cohen
Sep 13, 2017
Tarik Cohen burst from the tiny hamlet of Bunn, N.C., and arrived at Halas Hall as a fourth-round Draft pick. The shifty running back explains why the one college scholarship offer he received was enough and how he thrives on the doubts of others. His mother and college position coach reveal exactly how long his odds seemed and how belief can change everything.
Meet The Rookies: Adam Shaheen
Jun 22, 2017
Once an accomplished small college basketball player, Adam Shaheen explains what led him to abandon that plan and not only change schools, but shift his athletic pursuits entirely. It’s a long road from Division II to the NFL and a former coach backs up why he always believed it was a path the Bears second-round Draft pick could successfully travel.
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Meet The Rookies: Rashaad Coward
Jun 19, 2017
Rashaad Coward details the hardships and hurdles he encountered not only playing football, but simply growing up in the urban hub of Brooklyn, N.Y. Former coaches detail how Coward focused his attention and energy on football to escape the inner city and earn an NFL opportunity.
Trailer: Meet the Rookies 2017
Jun 18, 2017
Meet the Rookies showcases personal profiles of four members of the Chicago Bears 2017 rookie class (Mitchell Trubisky, Adam Shaheen, Tarik Cohen and Rashaad Coward) as they each take their first steps toward establishing an NFL career. Meet the Rookies is produced by the Chicago Bears Network and hosted by Jeff Joniak.