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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 (949th 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 Mar 23, 2015 11:04AM
All-Time Rank: #22. Lance Alworth… #23. Willie Lanier… #24. Yale Lary… #25. BILL GEORGE… #26. Gino Marchetti… #27. Jim Parker… #28. John Hannah… 

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 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
1953 24 CHI RG 72 12 1 0.0%
1954* 25 CHI MG 61 12 6 4 66.7% 14 13 92.9%
1958*+ 29 CHI MLB 61 12 1 1 100.0%
1961*+ 32 CHI MLB 61 14 1 0.0%
Career 173 8 4 50.0% 15 14 93.3%
14 yrs CHI 159 0 8 4 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 XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1954* 25 CHI MG 61 12 13 4 25
1958*+ 29 CHI MLB 61 12 1 1
Career 173 14 4 26
14 yrs CHI 159 0 14 4 26
1 yr RAM 14 0 0

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NumYrs Players whose career was of similar quality and shape
3 Jim LeClair, Erik Walden, Wayne Colman, Corey Widmer, Richard Harvey, Mike Hegman, Carlton Bailey, Clark Haggans, Tom Erlandson, Joe Bowden
4 Corey Widmer, Rod Stephens, Cliff Odom, Richard Harvey, Willie Hall, Paris Lenon, Kurt Gouveia, Garland Boyette, Vinson Smith, DeAndre Levy
5 Richard Harvey, Tim Kearney, Ralph Heck, Paris Lenon, Kurt Gouveia, Garland Boyette, DeAndre Levy, Jeff Lageman, Glenn Cameron, Jerry Hillebrand
6 DeAndre Levy, Jeff Lageman, Carl Ekern, Tim Kearney, Marco Coleman, Tracy Scroggins, Ralph Heck, D.D. Lewis, Stew Barber, Carl Kammerer
7 DeAndre Levy, Jeff Lageman, Marco Coleman, Carl Ekern, Tracy Scroggins, Stew Barber, Carl Kammerer, Tim Kearney, Tim Green, Richard Harvey
8 DeAndre Levy, Jeff Lageman, Marco Coleman, Tracy Scroggins, Stew Barber, Carl Kammerer, Tim Green, Tim Kearney, Marlin McKeever, James Darling
9 Stew Barber, DeAndre Levy, Marco Coleman, Greg Favors, Jeff Lageman, David Hawthorne, Dwayne Rudd, Marcus Washington, Marlin McKeever, Carl Kammerer
10 Dwayne Rudd, Jarret Johnson, David Hawthorne, Marcus Washington, Kamerion Wimbley, Sam Cowart, Greg Favors, Jim Collins, Dexter Coakley, Tony Bennett
11 Dexter Coakley, Jim Collins, John Mobley, Jim Fraser, Sam Cowart, Carlos Emmons, Tom Cousineau, Jarret Johnson, E.J. Henderson, Joe Rizzo
12 Charles Haley*, Patrick Willis, Jim Collins, Derrick Brooks*, Lofa Tatupu, Paul Posluszny, Julian Peterson, Jessie Armstead, Tom Cousineau, Nick Barnett
13 Derrick Brooks*, Lofa Tatupu, Julian Peterson, Jessie Armstead, Nick Barnett, Paul Posluszny, Bob Swenson, LaMarr Woodley, Lamar Lathon, Lonnie Warwick
14 Julian Peterson, Lofa Tatupu, Derrick Brooks*, Nick Barnett, Jessie Armstead, Paul Posluszny, Lonnie Warwick, Tim Harris, Fredd Young, Winfred Tubbs
15 Nick Barnett, Julian Peterson, Lonnie Warwick, Tim Harris, Jessie Armstead, Archie Matsos, Fredd Young, Lofa Tatupu, Jim Youngblood, E.J. Holub
Career Nick Barnett, Julian Peterson, Lonnie Warwick, Tim Harris, Jessie Armstead, Archie Matsos, Fredd Young, Lofa Tatupu, Jim Youngblood, E.J. Holub

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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

All-Pro Teams