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Bears running back David Montgomery surprises Oswego East football team

Bears running back David Montgomery paid a surprise visit to Oswego East on Tuesday. In partnership with ReadyRefresh, a bottled water and beverage delivery service, Montgomery visited the school’s football team to talk about the importance of hydration.

Montgomery and ReadyRefresh surprised the school by donating $2,500 to the athletic department.

Montgomery, 24, was a third-round draft pick by the Bears in 2019. He has been the lead running back for the team ever since. He has talked in the past about changing his eating habits to maximize his potential as an athlete. Hydration is just as important.

Montgomery is currently on the Bears’ injured reserve list due to a knee injury. He hurt his knee on Oct. 3 against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field. He is expected to be back on the field later this season.

Sean Hammond

Sean Hammond

Sean is the Chicago Bears beat reporter for Shaw Media. He also contributes to high school football coverage at Friday Night Drive. Sean has covered various sports at the amateur, college and professional levels since 2012. He joined Shaw Media in 2016.