Richard Marvin Butkus born December 9, is an American former football player, sports commentator, and actor. Renowned as a fierce tackler and for the relentless effort with which he played, Butkus is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most intimidating linebackers in pro football history. As a college football player at the University of Illinois , he was a linebacker and center for the Fighting Illini. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in He soon established himself as a ball hawk with his penchant for forcing turnovers. In his NFL career, he intercepted 22 passes, recovered 27 fumbles a record when he retired , [a] and was responsible for causing many more fumbles with his jarring tackles.
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NFL Legends is back! After my good friend, Angel Navedo, left a post on my board saying that I needed to get back in the game, I turned off the TV, iPOD, and any other miscellaneous distractions and decided to finish an article I had started long ago. Now, unplug your phones, turn off those cells, and refrain from any other activities while Professor Williamson tells you the story of Dick Butkus. The Chicago Bears are not just one of the oldest teams, but they are also the team with the most players in the Professional Football Hall of Fame. Many of those members are definitely in the top 10 of their positions.
Joseph's College in the s. Pro Football Hall of Fame. Chicago Bears middle linebacker Dick Butkus walks dejectedly along Chicago Bears sidelines Sunday, January 26, as injuries prevented him playing against the Minnesota Vikings. Associated Press. National Football League.
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