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Lake Forest’s Tommy Rees Signs with Redskins

The quarterback is an undrafted free agent and will head to the team’s rookie mini-camp.

Patch file photo
Patch file photo

Lake Forest native and Notre Dame alum Tommy Rees wasn’t drafted by the NFL last week, but he still got a shot with a pro team.

The quarterback signed with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent, according to Comcast Sportsnet. That earns him a trip to the team’s rookie mini-camp, which could parlay into time training at the full-team mini-camp next month, according to the Lake County News Sun.

Rees is hoping to play pro ball, but knows that coaching might be his future.

Read Patch’s interviews with Rees’ family, friends, coaches and teammates in Lake Forest to learn more about the LFHS alum.

Programmer Corner May 15, 2014 at 09:40 AM
Lake Forest taxpayers spend $20,000,000 per year to fund sports for children - much of it for football - and this is the best we can do? I'm not sure how "sports" pay us back in bettering our society, either. Can't these kids just go play, without huge piles of dough to pay for... oh, yes, that's right, Mary Van Arfdale and her staff need their six figure salaries to organize everything for us. Someday, some high school computer whiz will design an app that duplicates what the recreation department does, minus the gigantic overhead of administrative salaries.
Programmer Corner May 15, 2014 at 01:59 PM
You're not including the General Fund line items pertaining to recreation. I'm also including playgrounds, high school, grounds maintenance, administrators, etc. It adds up pretty quick for so-called "play". Remember, anytime the city or administrators get involved, anything will cost 3-4 times as much as it should. Ridiculous since play should be free. You know what the youth have that I don't? Youth. Well, that and millions of dollars in expenses.
Programmer Corner May 16, 2014 at 09:35 AM
I think I should start from the beginning, because I don't want to start bashing anything or anyone. I saw that the new budget for fiscal 2015 was released a few days ago, and its even worse and harder to read than last year's. At no point are we given a simple summary of totals by department which should have a sum equal to the total budget. How many departments are there? Maybe 20?

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