Dick Butkus

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Dick Butkus
Dick Butkus
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1942-12-09) December 9, 1942 (age 75)
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.[1] He is commonly considered as the greatest linebacker of his time.[2] He was raised in Roseland, Chicago, Illinois.

In college Butkus played for the University of Illinois.[3] He played professional football in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears. He became a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1979.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Dick Butkus Biography". Bio/A&E Television Networks, LLC. Retrieved 19 February 2016. 
  2. "Top Ten Most Feared Tacklers: Dick Butkus". NFL.com. 2009-07-01. Retrieved 2014-03-24. 
  3. Larry Schwartz. "Butkus was one mean Bear". ESPN. Retrieved 19 February 2016. 
  4. "Middle Linebacker Dick Butkus". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 19 February 2016.