Meet The St. Rita Graduate That Runs The Bears' College Scouting

By: Adam L. Jahns, Chicago Sun-Times

It was 2006, and the Bears were headed to Miami to work out cornerback Kelly Jennings before the draft. But Mark Sadowski, (a 1992 St. Rita Graduate) a new scout at the time, hoped the Bears’ brass would see more. He asked them to see one more cornerback.

Mark Sadowski, the Bears' director of college scouting, and general manager Ryan Pace. (Chicago Bears)  

Mark Sadowski, the Bears' director of college scouting, and general manager Ryan Pace. (Chicago Bears)

 

Or maybe he was a receiver. Or maybe he was only a return man.

Regardless of his position, the player was too special to overlook. Sadowski had tracked him for years as a Southeast-area scout for the Saints and now the Bears. His work on him was expansive.

‘‘I hadn’t seen anybody like this in my career,’’ Sadowski, 43, recalled. ‘‘I really liked this guy.’’