Dick Butkus

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Dick Butkus
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Butkus in 1984
No. 51
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1942-12-09) December 9, 1942 (age 76)
Chicago, Illinois
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Vocational (Chicago, Illinois)
College:Illinois
NFL Draft:1965 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
AFL draft:1965 / Round: 2 / Pick: 9
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:119
Interceptions:22
Fumble recoveries:27
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

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.