|Date of birth:||May 21, 1940|
|Place of birth:||Melrose Park, Illinois|
|College:||University of Illinois|
|NFL Draft:||1962 / Round: 7 / Pick 91|
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Edward O'Bradovich (born May 21, 1940 in Melrose Park, Illinois) is a former American football defensive end in the NFL. Drafted by the Chicago Bears in the seventh round (91st pick) of the 1962 NFL Draft, he spent his entire ten-year career with the Bears. He attended Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois and the University of Illinois.
In May 2009, O'Bradovich and Buffone left WSCR-AM and joined Chicago Sports Webio. However, in June 2009, the founder of Chicago Sports Webio was charged with operating a Ponzi scheme, and the site was shut down. O'Bradovich and Buffone re-signed with the Score in late August 2009.
O'Bradovich was one of those rare athletes that grew up in, went to college in, and enjoyed a long career in the same state. "OB" as he was known throughout his career grew up in Hillside, IL, attended the University of Illinois, and played his entire career for the Bears. Perhaps the singular memory of O'Bradovich was when he intercepted a short pass in the 1963 NFL Championship game and rumbled down the field on a key play to help the Bears to victory. Following his retirement, O'Bradovich has closely followed the Bears, giving both Dan Hampton and Mike Ditka's induction speech to the NFL Hall of Fame.
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