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'Old-school' Cody Whitehair brings farm work ethic to Bears offensive line

'Old-school' Cody Whitehair brings farm work ethic to Bears offensive line

Scan through the highlight cut-ups of Cody Whitehair's career at Kansas State, and they're about what you would expect from a gritty offensive lineman who grew up on a farm in Abilene, Kan.

There's Whitehair in a game at Kansas last season, quickly standing up a Jayhawks defensive end, locking him in a vice grip and opening the way for a 12-yard touchdown run. And here's Whitehair against Baylor, nimble in space as he pulls to blast a charging linebacker out of the hole.

The truest of football junkies — and let's face it, who else is intensely studying offensive line clips? — won't need long to appreciate Whitehair's rugged yet polished approach.

So when...