Packers players with Illinois connections include: G/T Royce Newman (Nashville), Jayden Reed (Naperville), Lucas Van Ness (Barrington)… Packers QB Sean Clifford was born in Barrington, Illinois. … Bears LB TJ Edwards (2015–18) and LB Jack Sanborn (2018–21) attended the University of Wisconsin… Bears WR Equanimeous St. Louis was drafted. Brown was selected by the Packers in the sixth round (207th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft and played for the team in 2018 and 2020-21… Bears TE Robert Tonyan and TE Marcedes Lewis each spent the last five seasons (2018-22) with the Packers. … Bears OL Lucas Patrick entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Packers and played for Green Bay from 2016-21… Packers offensive line coach Luke Butkus served as an assistant offensive line coach/assistant offensive line coach for the Bears from 2007 to 2009 and was Offensive Line Coach at the University of Illinois in 2012 and from 2016 to 2018 … Butkus, who attended Plum Trail (Illinois) High School, also signed as a rookie free agent with the Bears in 2002 and is the nephew of Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus … Packers Defensive Coordinator Joe Barry was born in Murphysboro, Illinois. …Packers passing game coordinator (Defense) Greg Williams is from Bolingbroke, Illinois, and attended Bolingbrook (Illinois) High School… Williams entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Bears in 1998 and also played for the Chicago Rush Of the NFL from 2004-05… Packers chief analyst Tim Lester was born in Wheaton, Illinois. … Lester also served as offensive coordinator (2002-2003), and later as head coach (2008-12), at Elmhurst College (Illinois)… Packers tight end coach John Dunn was a 2016 assistant football assistant for the Bears and an offensive assistant For the team in 2017…bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy was with the Packers as offensive QC coach from 2014-2015, WRs coach from 2016-2017, QBs coach in 2019 and passing game coordinator/QBs coach from 2020-21…was an assistant Bears tight end coach Tim Zits as offensive QC coach for Green Bay in 2021… Omar Young was the offensive assistant QBs/WR coach for Green Bay from 2017-18… Packers defensive QC coach Justin Hood was a graduate assistant at University of Illinois from 2013 to 2014… Packers head coach Matt LaFleur and Bears offensive line coach Chris Morgan coached on the staff together in Washington from 2011 to 2013 and Atlanta from 2015 to 16… LaFleur also coached with Bears special teams coordinator Richard Hightower at Houston in 2008 and in Washington from 2010 to 2013… Bears CBs/Passing Coordinator John Hoke was also on the Houston staff in 2008 with LaFleur and Hightower… Packers Special Teams Coordinator Rich Bisaccia and Bears coach Matt Eberflus coached the staff together Working in Dallas from 2013-2017…Pisaccia was also on the staff with Bears offensive quality control coach Zach Cable for the Raiders in 2018-21…Jason Reberovich, a pass rush specialist, was the assistant defensive lineman/coach Defensive Line for the Jaguars When the Bears Yannick Ngakoue played Jacksonville (2017-19) … Packers Executive Players’ Player Lee Gissendaner played wide receiver at Northwestern from 1990 to 1993 … Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy was the Athletic Director At Northwestern from 2003 to 2007… Packers DL TJ Slaton and Bears RB khalil Herbert are former high school classmates at American Heritage (Fla.) HS… Former college classmates include: Packers C/G Josh Myers and Bears QB Justin Fields ( Ohio); Packers S Darnell Savage, Bears WR DJ Moore, and DL Yannick Ngakoue (Maryland); Packers QB Sean Clifford, T Rasheed Walker and Bears DB Jaquan Brisker (Penn State); Packers T. Yosh Nijman and LB Tremaine Edmonds (Virginia Tech).

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