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The Bear’s Den, May 8, 2023

Justin Fields graduates from college, and bears rookies “graduate” from mini-camp

Syndication: The Columbus Dispatch
Columbus, Ohio, United States; Former Ohio State football player and two-time Heisman Trophy finalist Justin Fields graduated during the Ohio State University’s spring commencement at Ohio Stadium. Fields Fields, who is now the starting quarterback of the Chicago Bears, was one of 191 current and past student-athletes to earn their degrees Sunday.
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