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CASH Grad, Former Slippery Rock U. Standout Litwin to Sign With Chicago Bears

Slippery Rock's Henry Litwin. Photo Slippery Rock athletics.

CHICAGO – Slippery Rock University All-American wide receiver and former Conneaut (Pa.) High School star Henry Litwin will sign an undrafted free agent deal to join the 90-man roster with the Chicago Bears after the Bears locked up Litwin following the NFL Draft Saturday night.

Litwin will report to Chicago for mandatory rookie minicamp May 6-8 before voluntary workouts and organized team activities begin later in May.

“I am so thrilled for Henry Litwin, his family, our program, and our University,” said SRU head coach Shawn Lutz. “Henry walked on at Slippery Rock, became the best receiver in school history, and now is getting a chance to play in the NFL. He is a true testament to what hard work and a relentless approach can lead to and we couldn’t be more proud of him.”

Litwin was with family Saturday evening when he got the call from the Bears.

“I want to thank the Bears for giving me this opportunity and I want to thank my teammates, coaches, and family for helping put me in this position,” said Litwin. “My grandpa just passed away recently and he lived in Chicago and was a huge Bears fan, so this is an even more impactful moment for my family.”

During his time at Conneaut, Litwin helped lead the Eagles to a stunning victory over Cathedral Prep in the District 10 championship game in 2014. He went on to earn all-state honors that season and was also a 1,000-point scorer in basketball.

“I am so thrilled for Henry Litwin, his family, our program and our University,” said SRU head coach Shawn Lutz. “Henry walked on at Slippery Rock, became the best receiver in school history and now is getting a chance to play in the NFL. He is a true testament to what hard work and a relentless approach can lead to and we couldn’t be more proud of him.”

Litwin was with family Saturday evening when he got the call from the Bears.

“I want to thank the Bears for giving me this opportunity and I want to thank my teammates, coaches and family for helping put me in this position,” said Litwin. “My grandpa just passed away recently and he lived in Chicago and was a huge Bears fan, so this is an even more impactful moment for my family.”

Litwin won’t be the only person with local connections with the Bears. Clearfield graduate Andrew Janocko, the son of Clearfield head coach Tim Janocko, was named the team’s quarterback coach early this year.

 

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