The Green Bay Packers drafted edge rusher Lukas Van Ness with the 13th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. A highly-touted pass rusher, Van Ness accumulated 19 tackles for loss and 13 sacks over the past two seasons. The Barrington, Illinois native’s family has a vacation home in Fontana, Wisconsin where he was watching the draft and got the call the Packers were taking him.
While he said he was more of a Chicago Blackhawks fan growing up, he does have a strong connection to the Packers’ oldest rival, the Chicago Bears. According to Mike Clements, Van Ness is dating the sister of Bears tight end Cole Kmet, Frankie Kmet.
#Packers Lukas Van Ness, from Barrington, IL, dating the sister of #Bears tight end Cole Kmet. https://t.co/M6pHYW5b4p
— Mike Clemens (@MikeClemensNFL) April 28, 2023
Who Is Green Bay Packers Rookie Lukas Van Ness’ Girlfriend?
Frankie Kmet, as mentioned, is the sister of Chicago Bears tight end Cole Kmet. Per Terrence Scott of The U.S. Sun:
“The two met at college; his agent also represents Frankie’s brother in the NFL.
“The tandem started dating in 2022, and you can find several photos on Instagram with images of their time.
“Frankie didn’t play organized sports for her college or high school teams.
“She is a social media influencer and started growing her name on TikTok with lip-syncing videos.
“She has 4.8K followers on Instagram and over 3K on Tiktok.”
The Bears-Packers rivalry will certainly be interesting in the Kmet household this year. Of course, the two teams will play two regular season games against each other, as they do every season.
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