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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, Wayne Colman, Corey Widmer, Mark Simoneau, Richard Harvey, Mike Hegman, Ahmad Brooks, Brian Simmons, John Holecek, Carlton Bailey
4 Corey Widmer, Rod Stephens, Cliff Odom, Richard Harvey, Ahmad Brooks, Willie Hall, Kurt Gouveia, Garland Boyette, Vinson Smith, Jeff Lageman
5 Richard Harvey, Ahmad Brooks, Tim Kearney, Ralph Heck, Kurt Gouveia, Kevin Burnett, Garland Boyette, Jeff Lageman, Glenn Cameron, Jerry Hillebrand
6 Jeff Lageman, Carl Ekern, Tim Kearney, Marco Coleman, Tracy Scroggins, Ralph Heck, D.D. Lewis, Stew Barber, Carl Kammerer, Richard Harvey
7 Jeff Lageman, Marco Coleman, Carl Ekern, Tracy Scroggins, Stew Barber, Carl Kammerer, Tim Kearney, Tim Green, Jason Babin, Richard Harvey
8 Jeff Lageman, Marco Coleman, Tracy Scroggins, Stew Barber, Carl Kammerer, Tim Green, Jason Babin, Tim Kearney, Marlin McKeever, Willie McGinest
9 Jason Babin, Stew Barber, Marco Coleman, Jeff Lageman, Rob Ninkovich, Marlin McKeever, Willie McGinest, Carl Kammerer, Loren Toews, Chris Doleman*
10 Cameron Wake, Jason Babin, Rob Ninkovich, Justin Houston, Jim Collins, Greg Favors, Tony Bennett, Chris Doleman*, Carl Kammerer, Jim Fraser
11 Jim Collins, Justin Houston, Shawne Merriman, Greg Favors, Jim Fraser, Stephen Cooper, Tom Cousineau, Daryl Washington, Joe Rizzo, Mark Simoneau
12 Von Miller, Lofa Tatupu, LaVar Arrington, Charles Haley*, Ahmad Brooks, Stephen Boyd, Daryl Washington, Jim Collins, K.J. Wright, Connor Barwin
13 LaVar Arrington, Lofa Tatupu, Kevin Burnett, Ahmad Brooks, DeAndre Levy, Kendrell Bell, Bob Swenson, LaMarr Woodley, Stephen Boyd, Jerod Mayo
14 LaVar Arrington, Lofa Tatupu, DeAndre Levy, LaMarr Woodley, Jerod Mayo, Brian Cushing, Barrett Ruud, Lonnie Warwick, Kevin Burnett, Tim Harris
15 Lofa Tatupu, Jerod Mayo, LaMarr Woodley, DeAndre Levy, LaVar Arrington, Lonnie Warwick, Sam Cowart, Tim Harris, Archie Matsos, Lawrence Timmons
Career Lofa Tatupu, Jerod Mayo, LaMarr Woodley, DeAndre Levy, LaVar Arrington, Lonnie Warwick, Sam Cowart, Tim Harris, Archie Matsos, Lawrence Timmons

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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

All-Pro Teams