Three Chester Natives Find a Home With the Chicago Bears

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Ronell Williams, Bilal Nichols and LaMar 'Soup' Campbell.

The Chicago Bears are benefitting from the talents of three people;  a player, coach and front office rep, all from Chester, writes Joseph Santoliquito for

Ronell Williams, Bilal Nichols and LaMar “Soup” Campbell , with a common Chester heritage, hold each other accountable.

Williams, 28, a graduate of Chester High, is a defensive quality control coach.

Nichols, 24, is a defensive tackle in his third year with the Bears.

Campbell, 44, is a 2018 fifth-round draft pick, who has been the Bears’ director of player engagement since 2017.

“Let’s be real here, Chester is rough, there are no bones about it. But if you do things right, the city will take care of you,” Williams said.

The three men are in different stages in their lives, but proud of their Chester roots.

“I had my run, I had my chance to play in the league, and now to see Bilal on the football field and Ronell as a coach, it’s such a proud moment to see them succeed, knowing that they’re from Chester,” said Campbell, who’s working on a doctorate. “We’re playoff contenders — and two guys from Chester have something to do with that.”

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