|Born:||1977 (age 40–41)|
Flower Mound, Texas
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.
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, and was hired the next day. At 37 years of age at the time of his hiring, Pace was the youngest general manager in the NFL.
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- Biggs, Brad; Campbell, Rich; Wiederer, Dan (January 8, 2015). "Bears hire Ryan Pace as general manager". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
- Mayer, Larry (January 9, 2015). "Pace considers Bears a perfect fit". Chicago Bears. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
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