Ryan Pace

Ryan Pace
Chicago Bears
Position: General manager
Personal information
Date of birth: 1977 (age 3839)
Place of birth: Flower Mound, Texas
Career information
College: Eastern Illinois
Career history
As executive:
  • New Orleans Saints (2001)
    Operations assistant
  • New Orleans Saints (2002–2003)
    Scouting assistant
  • New Orleans Saints (2004–2006)
    Professional personnel scout
  • New Orleans Saints (2007–2012)
    Director of professional scouting
  • New Orleans Saints (2013–2014)
    Director of player personnel
  • Chicago Bears (2015–present)
    General manager

Ryan Pace (born c. 1977) is the general manager for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He previously worked in the New Orleans Saints' front office for 14 years.

Professional career

After playing for the Eastern Illinois Panthers football team, Pace was hired by the New Orleans Saints in 2001. Six years later, Pace became the director of pro personnel, and in 2013, became the director of player personnel.[1]

In 2015, Pace was offered an interview for the general manager position by the New York Jets, but declined. He was later interviewed by the Chicago Bears for the general manager position on January 7,[1] and was hired the next day.[2] At 37 years of age at the time of his hiring, Pace is the youngest general manager in the NFL.[3]

Personal life

Pace and his wife Stephanie have one daughter, Cardyn.[4] Pace grew up in Flower Mound, Texas which is a suburb of Dallas. He attended Marcus High School in Flower Mound where he was a part of the 1995 state finalist football team.


  1. 1 2 Dickerson, Jeff (January 7, 2015). "Potential GMs Chris Ballard, Ryan Pace visit Bears". ESPN. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  2. Biggs, Brad; Campbell, Rich; Wiederer, Dan (January 8, 2015). "Bears hire Ryan Pace as general manager". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  3. Mayer, Larry (January 9, 2015). "Pace considers Bears a perfect fit". Chicago Bears. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  4. "Bears GM Ryan Pace: Day One". Chicago Bears. January 9, 2015. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
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