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Catching Up with Chris Summers

July 18, 2012
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Flames All-America wide receiver Chris Summers will be one of three Liberty football alums looking to make their professional mark in the NFL this upcoming season.

Along with former quarterback Mike Brown (featured on Monday), Summers signed a free agent contract shortly following the conclusion of the 2012 NFL Draft in April. Brown inked his deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, while Summers signed a contract with the Chicago Bears.

Since April, Summers has continued to impress Chicago Bears' head coach Lovie Smith and his staff with his size and speed, two attributes that helped him rewrite Liberty's wide receiving record books.

When Summers left the field for the final time last November, the Jacksonville, Fla., native had set several new receiving records. The 6-4 wide out finished his days in a Liberty uniform as the program's all-time career leader in receptions (188), receiving yards (2,712) and touchdowns (26).

Recently, Flames Sports Network reporter Nick Pierce had a chance to catch up with Summers to talk with him about chasing his dream of playing football at the highest level.

Be sure to check back in coming weeks on LibertyFlames.com when Pierce sits down with Rashad Jennings, Liberty's longest tenure NFL player who will be entering his fourth season with the Jacksonville Jaguars this August.