Dick Butkus

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Dick Butkus
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Dick Butkus
No. 51
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: December 9, 1942 (1942-12-09) (age 71)
Chicago, Illinois
Career information
College: Illinois
NFL Draft: 1965 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
Debuted in 1965
Last played in 1973
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 1,020
Interceptions 22
Fumble Recoveries 27
Stats at NFL.com
Pro Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame

Richard Marvin "Dick" Butkus (born December 9, 1942) is a former American football player. He is commonly considered as the greatest linebacker of his time and one of the best football players ever.[source?]

In college Butkus played for the University of Illinois and in the National Football League the Chicago Bears. He became a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1979.