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Dick Butkus

Dick Butkus
Dick Butkus in 1984
CaptionDick Butkus in 1984
Width200
CurrentpositionLinebacker
Currentnumber51
Birth DateDecember 9, 1942(age 73)
Birth PlaceChicago, Illinois
Heightft6
Heightin3
Weight245
Debutyear1965
DebutteamChicago Bears
Finalyear1973
FinalteamChicago Bears
Draftyear1965
Draftround1
Draftpick3
CollegeUniversity of Illinois
Teams * Chicago Bears (1965-1973)
Statseason1973
Statlabel1Tackles
Statvalue11,020
Statlabel2Interceptions
Statvalue222
Statlabel3Fumble Recoveries
Statvalue327
NflBUT103820
Highlights * 8× Pro Bowl selection (1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972) * 6× First Team All-Pro selection (1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972) * 2× Second Team All-Pro selection (1966, 1971) * 2x NEA NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1969, 1970) * NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team * NFL 1960s All-Decade Team * NFL 1970s All-Decade Team * Chicago Bears #51 retired * Illinois Fighting Illini #50 retired
HOF39
CollegeHOF60042

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Richard Marvin "Dick" Butkus (born December 9, 1942) is a former American football player for the Chicago Bears. He was drafted in 1965 and he is also widely regarded as one of the best and most durable linebackers of all time. Butkus starred as a football player for the University of Illinois and the Chicago Bears. He became a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1979. He played nine seasons in the NFL for the Chicago Bears. Billed at 6 ft 3 in, 245 lbs., he was one of the most feared and intimidating linebackers of his time.


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