This Day in Football: December 9

Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History, Top 100

Chicago legend Dick Butkus was born on this day in 1942. Butkus played his college ball at Illinois and was drafted by the Bears with the third overall pick in the 1965 NFL Draft.

The imposing linebacker was selected to the Pro Bowl every season from 1965 to 1972, and later enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1979. He amassed 1,020 tackles, 22 interceptions, and 25 fumble recoveries in his career.

Take a look at some of Butkus’ career highlights as originally presented on the “Top 100 Greatest Players”, with commentary from Howard Mudd:

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