The Chicago Auto Show runs February 10-19 at McCormick Place on Chicago's lake shore. I will be "On the Beat" as always, but for now I am recalling some fun times over the years at the Chicago Auto Show.
At the CAS 2018, I met short-time Chicago Bears wide receiver Dontrelle Inman. A native of South Carolina, Inman starred at Virginia, but went undrafted by NFL teams. Undaunted, he took his skills to Canada and played for the Toronto Argonauts for two seasons.
His NFL career began with the San Diego Chargers in 2014.After 3.5 seasons with the Chargers, Inman joined my Chicago Bears. He only played half a season with Chicago, before moving on to the Indianapolis Colts, back to the Chargers and finally with the Washington team before retiring after the 2020 season. All told, he played seven seasons, totaled 2,445 receiving yards with 13 touchdowns.
Inman was very engaging at the CAS. He was happy to talk sports of all sorts. I commented on his Chicago Blackhawks jersey, of course, which led to some hockey talk. The jersey also led to his appearance in my Celebrity Jersey Cards series.
No guests have been announced for CAS 2024. While celebrity guests have been less numerous since the pandemic, there are always a few interesting celebrities every year.
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Dontrelle Inman and me in Chicago, IL-February 2018.