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Scott Sewell - USA Today Sports

Bears invite Kansas State TE to rookie minicamp


by - Senior Editor -

Sammy Wheeler, a tight end/long snapper from Kansas State University, has earned a shot at the NFL with the Chicago Bears.

The former St. James Academy quarterback will be heading to rookie minicamp in hopes of impressing the coaches and earning a roster spot for the upcoming season.

Wheeler had an impressive career at Kansas State, playing in 41 games with 10 starts through parts of four seasons. He began his collegiate career as a quarterback before transitioning to tight end in 2019.

This versatility, along with his ability to long snap, could make him an attractive prospect for the Bears.

In 2022, Wheeler played in 14 games with seven starts, catching eight passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns. One of those touchdowns was a 42-yard reception against Kansas, which was the longest touchdown reception of his career. He also scored on a nine-yard pass against TCU and recorded a season-high two catches against West Virginia.

Wheeler's journey from quarterback to tight end/long snapper may seem unconventional, but it speaks to his willingness to adapt and contribute in any way possible. This trait will surely serve him well as he embarks on his NFL journey.

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