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Bill George

William J. George

Position: LB-G-MG-DT
Height: 6-2    Weight: 237 lbs.

Born: October 27, 1929 in Waynesburg, PA
Died: September 30, 1982 in Rockford, IL
High School: Waynesburg
College: Wake Forest   (school history)
Drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 2nd round (23rd overall) of the 1951 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 59 (981st overall since 1950)
8-time Pro Bowler & 8-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1974, finalist in 1972

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Fine Details  · Last updated Feb 12, 2016 10:25AM
All-Time Rank: #120. Tony Dorsett… #121. Cornell Green… #122. Derrick Brooks… #123. BILL GEORGE… #124. Mike Ditka… #125. Art Donovan… #126. George Blanda… 

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1952 23 CHI RG/RLB 72 12 0 0 3 0 0
1953 24 CHI RG 72 12
1954* 25 CHI MG 61 12 2 9 0 6 0
1955*+ 26 CHI MLB 61 12 2 13 0 13 0 0 0 2 0 0
1956*+ 27 CHI MG 61 12 2 9 0 9 0 0 0 3 0 0
1957*+ 28 CHI MLB 61 12 0 0 1 0 0
1958*+ 29 CHI MLB 61 12 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 4 0 0
1959*+ 30 CHI MLB 61 12 2 20 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 0
1960*+ 31 CHI MLB 61 12 1 12 0 12 0 12
1961*+ 32 CHI MLB 61 14 3 18 0 13 0 0 0 2 0 0 14
1962 33 CHI MLB 61 13 2 26 0 15 0 8
1963+ 34 CHI MLB 61 14 1 4 0 4 0 17
1964 35 CHI MLB 61 8 2 28 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
1965 36 CHI 61 2 2
1966 37 RAM MLB 61 14 0 0 2 0 0 8
Career 173 18 144 0 20 0 0 0 19 0 0 66
14 yrs CHI 159 0 18 144 0 20 0 0 0 17 0 0 58
1 yr RAM 14 0 0 0 2 0 0 8

Kicking & Punting

Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Scoring Punting
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM Lng FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
1953 24 CHI RG 72 12 1 0.0%
1954* 25 CHI MG 61 12 6 4 34 66.7% 14 13 92.9%
1958*+ 29 CHI MLB 61 12 1 1 100.0%
1961*+ 32 CHI MLB 61 14 1 1 0.0%
Career 173 1 8 4 34 50.0% 15 14 93.3%
14 yrs CHI 159 0 1 8 4 34 50.0% 15 14 93.3%
1 yr RAM 14 0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
1954* 25 CHI MG 61 12 13 14 4 6 25
1958*+ 29 CHI MLB 61 12 1 1 1
Career 173 14 15 4 8 26
14 yrs CHI 159 0 14 15 4 8 26
1 yr RAM 14 0 0

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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

All-Pro Teams