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Dick Butkus

Richard Marvin Butkus

Position: LB
Height: 6-3    Weight: 245 lbs.

Born: December 9, 1942 in Chicago, IL
High School: Chicago Vocational
College: Illinois   (school history)    (Butkus college stats)
Drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 1st round (3rd overall) of the 1965 NFL Draft.
Drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 2nd round (9th overall) of the 1965 AFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 78 (380th overall since 1950)
8-time Pro Bowler & 5-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1979

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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 17, 2014 7:25AM
All-Time Rank: #2. Johnny Unitas… #3. Otto Graham… #4. Jim Brown… #5. DICK BUTKUS… #6. Night Train Lane… #7. Alan Page… #8. Earl Campbell… 

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1965*+ 23 CHI MLB 51 14 5 84 0 38 0 0 0 7 11 0 13
1966* 24 CHI MLB 51 14 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 12
1967* 25 CHI MLB 51 14 1 24 0 24 0 0 0 3 0 0 12
1968*+ 26 CHI MLB 51 13 3 14 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 10
1969*+ 27 CHI MLB 51 13 2 13 0 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 9
1970*+ 28 CHI MLB 51 14 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 12
1971* 29 CHI MLB 51 14 14 4 9 0 9 0 0 0 3 0 0 10
1972*+ 30 CHI MLB 51 14 14 2 19 0 14 0 0 0 4 11 0 12
1973 31 CHI MLB 51 9 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5
Career 119 51 22 166 0 38 0 0 0 27 22 1 1 95

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1966* 24 CHI MLB 51 14 3 32 0 18 10.7 32
1968*+ 26 CHI MLB 51 13 2 30 0 28 15.0 30
1969*+ 27 CHI MLB 51 13 3 28 0 28 9.3 28
1970*+ 28 CHI MLB 51 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
1971* 29 CHI MLB 51 14 14 2 15 0 12 7.5 15
1972*+ 30 CHI MLB 51 14 14 1 15 0 15 15.0 43
Career 119 51 12 120 0 28 10.0 148

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
1971* 29 CHI MLB 51 14 14 1 1 100.0%
1972*+ 30 CHI MLB 51 14 14 1 1 100.0%
Career 119 51 2 2 100.0%

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1972*+ 30 CHI MLB 51 14 14 1 28 0 28 28.0 2.0 0.1 28 0 0
Career 119 51 1 28 0 28 28.0 0.2 0.0 28 0 0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1969*+ 27 CHI MLB 51 13 1 2
1971* 29 CHI MLB 51 14 14 1 1
1972*+ 30 CHI MLB 51 14 14 1 1
1973 31 CHI MLB 51 9 9 1 1 6
Career 119 51 1 1 2 1 10

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams