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For those of a similar name, see James Flanagan (disambiguation).
Jim Flanigan
No. 99, 75     
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-08-27) August 27, 1971 (age 50)
Place of birth: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Career information
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 3 / Pick: 74
Debuted in 1994 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 2003 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 2000 Walter Payton Man of the Year
Sacks     46
Interceptions     1
Fumble recoveries     7
Stats at

James Michael Flanigan, Jr. (born August 27, 1971 in Green Bay, Wisconsin) is a former American football defensive tackle that played in the National Football League from 1994–2003. Most of his success came when he was with the Chicago Bears from 1994–2000. He played college football at the University of Notre Dame. His father, Jim Flanigan, Sr., also played in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers. Flanigan also played for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers during his NFL career.

Jim has a lifelong love of reading. He has used his celebrity and success to create a literacy charity. The James Flanigan Foundation ( is non-profit organization that encourages literacy.[citation needed]