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Bears Kicker Surprises Wheaton 5th Grader

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    Ava Child's winning essay earns her a visit with Bears kicker. (Published Friday, Jan 7, 2011)

    A fifth grader from Briar Glen Elementary School in Wheaton got a big surprise Friday when hero, Bears kicker Robbie Gould, paid her a visit.

    Ava Child's jaw literally dropped when Gould walked into her classroom. 

    Gould was there to congratulate Ava on winning the NFL Play 60 Super Bowl Contest.  Out of 17,000 entries, Ava's essay on how she wants to be the NFL's first female kicker, with Gould as her coach, won her the honor.

    "That means I have to play at least 10 more years for you to be a rookie in the NFL.  Hopefully i'll still be playing then," Gould told the 10-year-old.

    Child's class got to hang out and ask the Bears player some questions before heading off to the gym to kick-off some fun.  Gould showed the classmates how to kick field goals in the gym.