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The following are lists of past and current players of the Chicago Bears professional American football team.

Historic teamsEdit

Partial inaugural (1919) rosterEdit

The following is a partial roster for the 1919 season, when the team was known as the Decatur Staleys.

Name Position Notes
Roy S. "Bement" Adkins G
(?) Bailey E
Robert E. "Red" Brannan E/Coach
(John W.)? Brant HB
Perry Brecount QB
(?) Casey HB
Frank Manley Chase G
"Joe" Cooper E
Robert L. "Bob" Crisp G
(?) Dancliff C
Chuck Dressen QB-HB
(Edward G.)? Eckhoff E
(?) Gammel G
Sidney "Sunshine" Gepford HB-FB
Henry J. Halterman G
"Charlie" Koehler T
William Lutz Krigbaum G-FB Colonel U.S. Army
Ralph L. "Jake" Lanum HB-FB
Chester A. "Baldy" May G
Walter O. "Red" May T
(?) McGrath C
(?) McElvey HB
John F. "Jack" Mintun C
George H. Moffett T
"Bun" Moran G
(?) Pyrzynski HB-FB
C. Lawrence Thrift FB-E
(Willard C.)? Valentine E
W. Walter Veach HB
A. Wade Wacaser T
(?) Wagner E
Paul C. Wilson E Methodist Minister Rev. Paul C. Wilson
Fred P. "Fritz" Wasem E/Manager
Ray C. "Buster" Woodworth E
Lester "Lefty" Wallack

Super Bowl rostersEdit

The following lists are lists of the Bears Super Bowl teams.

Super Bowl XX championship rosterEdit

Complete roster of 1985 season (January 26, 1986)[1]

Quarterbacks

Offensive backs

Receivers

Tight ends

 

Kickers

Offensive line

Defensive line

 

Linebackers

Cornerbacks

Defensive backs

Safeties

Super Bowl XLI runner-up rosterEdit

(as of 1/2/2007)

Quarterbacks

Offensive backs

Receivers

Tight Ends

Kickers

 

Offensive line

Defensive line

 

Linebackers

Cornerbacks

Safeties

 

Practice squad

Current rosterEdit

Chicago Bears rosterview · talk · edit
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists
  • Currently vacant

Unrestricted FAs

Restricted FAs

Exclusive-Rights FAs

Rookies in italics
Roster updated February 4, 2011
Depth ChartTransactions

49 Active, 0 Inactive, 18 FAs

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First-round draft picksEdit

The following list is of the Bears first-round draft picks since 1936.[2]

Pro Football Hall of FamersEdit

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The following is a list of Pro Football Hall of Famers that have been a major contributor to the Bears, along with the year of their induction.

Retired numbersEdit

The Bears have retired fourteen uniform numbers, which is the most in the NFL, and ranks fourth behind the NBA's Boston Celtics (21), MLB's New York Yankees (20), and NHL's Montreal Canadiens (15) for the most in the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.

Chicago Bears Retired Numbersview · talk · edit
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Bronko Nagurski
FB
1930-37, 1943
Minnesota
George McAfee
RB
1940-41, '45-50
Duke
George Halas
End/HC
Owner/Founder
1920-83
Illinois
Willie Galimore
RB
1957-63
Florida A&M
Walter Payton
RB
1975-87
Jackson State
Gale Sayers
RB
1965-71
Kansas
Brian Piccolo
RB
1966-69
Wake Forest
ChicagoBears42 ChicagoBears51 ChicagoBears56 ChicagoBears61 ChicagoBears66 ChicagoBears77
Sid Luckman
QB
1939-50
Columbia
Dick Butkus
LB
1965-73
Illinois
Bill Hewitt
DE
1932-36
Michigan
Bill George
LB
1952-65
Wake Forest
Clyde
(Bulldog)
Turner

C/LB
1940-52
Hardin-Simmons
Harold
(Red)
Grange

RB
1925, 1929-34
Illinois

Starting quarterbacksEdit

The following list is a list of starting quarterbacks of the Bears.

Early Era (1920–1969)Edit

1920sEdit

1930sEdit

1940sEdit

1950sEdit

1960sEdit

Modern Era (1970–present)Edit

1970sEdit

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1980sEdit

1990sEdit

2000sEdit

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2010sEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://espn.go.com/chicago/85bears/specialFeature?page=1985bears
  2. http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/fulldraft?teamId=0810&type=roundbyteam#
  3. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – George Halas". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=85. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  4. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Bronko Nagurski". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=160. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  5. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Harold (Red) Grange". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=78. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  6. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Ed Healey". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=91. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  7. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – William Roy Lyman". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=136. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  8. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – George Trafton". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=215. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  9. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Paddy Driscoll". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=60. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  10. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Dan Fortmann". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=70. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  11. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Dan Fortmann". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=135. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  12. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – George McAfee". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=145. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  13. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Clyde Bulldog Turner". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=218. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  14.  "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Joe Stydahar". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=207. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  15. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Bill Hewitt". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=96. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  16. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Bill George". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=73. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  17. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – George Connor". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=47. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  18. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Gale Sayers". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=188. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  19. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Dick Butkus". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=39. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  20. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – George Blanda". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=29. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  21. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Doug Atkins". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=17. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  22. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – George Musso". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=159. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  23. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Mike Ditka". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=57. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  24. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Stan Jones". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=109. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  25. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Walter Payton". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=110. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  26. Inducted as general manager
  27. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Jim Finks". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=67. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  28. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Mike Singletary". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=196. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  29. "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Dan Hampton". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=87. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  30. "Richard Dent makes Pro Football Hall of Fame". Chicago Tribune. February 5, 2011. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-0206-bears-richard-dent-hall-o20110205,0,1402352.story. Retrieved February 5, 2011.
  31. ""SELECTION SATURDAY" RESULTS IN PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME'S CLASS OF 2018". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/selection-saturday-results-in-pro-football-hall-of-fames-class-of-2018/. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  32. http://rjs.org/genealogy/pics/RRS_Bears.jpg
  33. Evans, Vince. "1970's quarterback". http://www.nfl.com/player/vinceevans/2500575/profile. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
  34. Grossman was named as the Bears' starting quarterback for week fifteen (2005) and the NFC Divisional Playoffs.
  35. Orton was named as the Bears starting quarterback for week fourteen of the 2007 season, after Grossman sustained a knee injury during week thirteen.

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