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Bears Select P Trenton Gill with 255th Pick in NFL Draft

The Bears used their final pick of the 2022 NFL Draft on a punter.

Trenton Gill NFL Draft Chicago Bears Punter NC State
Photo: AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker

With pick No. 255, which is the Chicago Bears’ final selection of the 2022 NFL Draft, the team selected punter Trenton Gill out of NC State. The Bears acquired the 255th selection via trade by sending a 2023 sixth-round pick to the Chargers for the 254th and 255th selections.

Gill, who played soccer and football in high school, walked on at NC State. For the 2019 season, he earned third-team All-ACC honors, ranking third in the FBS with 47.6 yards per punt. In 2020, he was named to the AFCA Allstate Good Works Team for his community service. Then, in 2021 he was named first-team all-conference, averaging 45.1 yards per punt. Gill also served as a kickoff specialist for three years.

The Chicago Bears’ final 2022 Draft Class includes 11 players in total:

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