**Former SM Northwest linebacker Mike Rivera (center) signed an NFL free agent contract with the Chicago Bears two Sundays ago. Rivera enjoyed a very successful career as a starting linebacker at Kansas, following a standout high school career at SM Northwest. Rivera's signing now puts three SM Northwest alumni in the NFL. The other two are Ryan Torain, running back for the Denver Broncos, and Ryan Lilja, offensive lineman for the Indianapolis Colts.
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