Bears sign all-conference receiver Deshun Kitchings to free agent deal

Bears sign all-conference receiver Deshun Kitchings to free agent deal

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The Chicago Bears have added another talented player to their team as they sign Deshun Kitchings, a former Newberry wide receiver, as an undrafted free agent.

“The most exciting part about my journey ahead is just the opportunity itself,” Kitchings said about his signing. “Knowing all my hard work is starting to pay off and I have a chance to change a lot around me. I also want to show why I belong, knowing it is going to be hard, but I have G.R.I.T. and I’m prepared so nothing is unreachable. I want to open opportunities for my teammates and the ones like me coming from Division II or smaller schools so that the big leagues know we can play at the highest level just like those big-named school players.”

Kitchings was a standout player in college, named to the First-Team All-Conference this past season at the wide receiver position and was also a Second-Team honoree as a kick returner.

In his senior season, Kitchings led the team with 646 yards receiving on 31 catches, hauling in four touchdown receptions. He sits eighth all-time for receiving yards for the Wolves with 1,773 in his career.

He also served as the main kick-off returner for the Wolves this season, taking 11 kick-offs for 343 yards while posting a long of 83 yards to boost his career kick-off return totals to 642.

He helped lead the Wolves to back-to-back South Atlantic Conference championships, including a win in the first-ever SAC Championship game played on Setzler Field this season.

The Bears have made a solid choice in signing Kitchings as an undrafted free agent, and fans can look forward to possibly seeing him on the field this coming season.

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