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1968 Chicago Bears

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7-7-0, Finished 2nd in NFL Central Division  · 1968 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.0, Offense: -1.1, Defense: -3.9, SoS: 0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 250 points (17.9/g), 10th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 333 points (23.8/g), 12th.
 Differential of -83 points (-5.9/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 4.7-9.3.

Coach: Jim Dooley (7-7-0)

Stadium: Wrigley Field
 Training Camp: St. Joseph's College (Rensselaer, Indiana)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Jack Concannon 25 4 7 71 for 143, 715 yards, 5 td, 9 int, & 28 rushes for 104 yards and 2 td Boston Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1964
Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 16th pick / 1964
HB Gale Sayers+ 25 3 0 138 rushes for 856 yards, 2 td, & 15 catches for 117 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1965
Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 5th pick / 1965
FB Ronnie Bull 28 6 0 107 rushes for 472 yards, 3 td, & 17 catches for 145 yards and 0 td Dallas Texans / 1st / 3rd pick / 1962
Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1962
FL Cecil Turner 24 Rook 0 14 catches for 208 yards, 2 td, & 2 rushes for 16 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 5th / 127th pick / 1968
SE Dick Gordon 24 3 0 29 catches for 477 yards, 4 td Chicago Bears / 7th / 88th pick / 1965
TE Austin Denney 24 1 0 23 catches for 247 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for -1 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 160th pick / 1966
LT Randy Jackson 24 1 14 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 25th pick / 1966
Chicago Bears / 4th / 51st pick / 1966
LG George Seals 26 4 0 New York Giants / 4th / 52nd pick / 1964
San Diego Chargers / 8th / 64th pick / 1964
C Mike Pyle 29 7 14 Chicago Bears / 7th / 89th pick / 1961
RG Jim Cadile 28 6 0 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 49th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 22nd / 169th pick / 1962
RT Bob Wetoska 31 8 0 Washington Redskins / 5th / 49th pick / 1959
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ed O'Bradovich 28 6 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 7th / 91st pick / 1962
LDT John Johnson 27 5 3 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 6th / 80th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 20th / 155th pick / 1963
RDT Dick Evey 27 4 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 12th pick / 1964
Chicago Bears / 1st / 14th pick / 1964
RDE Loyd Phillips 23 1 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 10th pick / 1967
LLB Doug Buffone 24 2 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 60th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 8th / 72nd pick / 1966
MLB Dick Butkus*+ 26 3 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1965
Denver Broncos / 2nd / 9th pick / 1965
RLB Jim Purnell 27 4 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
LCB Bennie McRae 29 6 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 21st pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 8th / 62nd pick / 1962
RCB Joe Taylor 29 1 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 15th / 209th pick / 1962
LS Richie Petitbon 30 9 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 21st pick / 1959
RS Rosey Taylor* 31 7 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Mac Percival 28 1 0 25 of 36 field goals & 25 of 25 extra points
P Jon Kilgore 25 3 0 35 punts for a 35.2 average, 2 blocked
PR Cecil Turner 24 Rook 0 9 punt returns for a 2.1 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 5th / 127th pick / 1968
KR Cecil Turner 24 Rook 0 20 kick returns for a 18.1 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 5th / 127th pick / 1968

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
55 Doug Buffone 24 LLB 14 0 230 6-3 Louisville 6/27/1944 2 6 Chicago Bears / 4th / 60th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 8th / 72nd pick / 1966
10 Rudy Bukich 36 2 0 195 6-1 Iowa,USC 3/15/1932 15 0 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 24th pick / 1953
29 Ronnie Bull 28 FB 13 0 200 6-0 Baylor 2/2/1940 6 5 Dallas Texans / 1st / 3rd pick / 1962
Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1962
51 Dick Butkus*+ 26 MLB 13 0 245 6-3 Illinois 12/9/1942 3 10 Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1965
Denver Broncos / 2nd / 9th pick / 1965
72 Jim Cadile 28 RG 14 0 240 6-4 San Jose St. 7/16/1940 6 6 Chicago Bears / 4th / 49th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 22nd / 169th pick / 1962
15 Virgil Carter 23 qb 7 5 192 6-1 BYU 11/9/1945 Rook 5 Chicago Bears / 6th / 142nd pick / 1967
23 Clarence Childs 30 4 0 186 5-11 Florida A&M 1/13/1938 4 2 Boston Patriots / 20th / 154th pick / 1961
11 Jack Concannon 25 QB 7 7 205 6-3 Boston Col. 2/25/1943 4 4 Boston Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1964
Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 16th pick / 1964
73 Frank Cornish 24 13 0 282 6-4 Grambling St. 6/20/1944 2 3 Chicago Bears / 11th / 144th pick / 1965
84 Austin Denney 24 TE 14 0 230 6-2 Tennessee 1/2/1944 1 3 Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 160th pick / 1966
79 Dick Evey 27 RDT 14 0 245 6-4 Tennessee 2/12/1941 4 6 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 12th pick / 1964
Chicago Bears / 1st / 14th pick / 1964
46 Curt Gentry 27 11 0 185 6-0 Md-Eastern Shore 8/8/1941 2 2 Chicago Bears / 17th / 257th pick / 1966
45 Dick Gordon 24 SE 14 0 190 5-11 Michigan St. 1/1/1944 3 6 Chicago Bears / 7th / 88th pick / 1965
88 Bobby Joe Green 32 7 0 175 5-11 Florida 5/7/1936 8 1 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 102nd pick / 1959
49 Major Hazelton 24 14 0 185 6-1 Florida A&M 9/9/1944 Rook 3 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 57th pick / 1968
85 Willie Holman 23 14 0 250 6-4 South Carolina St. 2/27/1945 Rook 3 Chicago Bears / 7th / 181st pick / 1968
33 Mike Hull 23 14 0 220 6-3 USC 1/2/1945 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 1st / 16th pick / 1968
65 Randy Jackson 24 LT 14 14 250 6-5 Florida 3/6/1944 1 6 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 25th pick / 1966
Chicago Bears / 4th / 51st pick / 1966
76 John Johnson 27 LDT 14 3 260 6-5 Indiana 7/5/1941 5 2 Chicago Bears / 6th / 80th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 20th / 155th pick / 1963
43 Bob Jones 23 1 0 196 6-4 San Diego St. 8/25/1945 1 0 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 36th pick / 1967
80 Jon Kilgore 25 P 7 0 205 6-1 Auburn 12/3/1943 3 0
60 Doug Kriewald 23 g 13 1 245 6-4 West Texas A&M 8/30/1945 1 1 Chicago Bears / 6th / 143rd pick / 1967
59 Rudy Kuechenberg 25 14 0 215 6-0 Indiana 2/7/1943 1 3
32 Ralph Kurek 25 14 0 210 6-2 Wisconsin 2/23/1943 3 1 Chicago Bears / 20th / 269th pick / 1965
48 Andy Livingston 24 4 0 236 6-1 Phoenix College (JC) 10/21/1944 4 0
44 Garry Lyle 23 12 0 198 6-2 George Washington 10/20/1945 Rook 3 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1967
74 Wayne Mass 22 14 0 240 6-4 Clemson 3/11/1946 Rook 3 Chicago Bears / 4th / 99th pick / 1968
26 Bennie McRae 29 LCB 14 0 180 6-0 Michigan 12/8/1939 6 5 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 21st pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 8th / 62nd pick / 1962
87 Ed O'Bradovich 28 LDE 14 0 255 6-3 Illinois 5/21/1940 6 6 Chicago Bears / 7th / 91st pick / 1962
83 Mac Percival 28 K 14 0 220 6-4 Texas Tech 2/26/1940 1 6
17 Richie Petitbon 30 LS 14 0 206 6-3 Loyola (LA),Tulane 4/18/1938 9 5 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 21st pick / 1959
86 Loyd Phillips 23 RDE 13 0 240 6-3 Arkansas 5/2/1945 1 6 Chicago Bears / 1st / 10th pick / 1967
41 Brian Piccolo 25 14 0 205 6-0 Wake Forest 10/31/1943 2 7
70 Bob Pickens 25 5 0 258 6-4 Wisconsin,Nebraska 2/2/1943 1 3 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 44th pick / 1966
57 Dan Pride 26 3 0 225 6-3 Tennessee St.,Jackson St. 6/7/1942 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 10th / 90th pick / 1966
53 Jim Purnell 27 RLB 14 0 229 6-2 Wisconsin 12/12/1941 4 6
50 Mike Pyle 29 C 14 14 250 6-3 Yale 7/18/1939 7 6 Chicago Bears / 7th / 89th pick / 1961
12 Larry Rakestraw 26 qb 7 2 195 6-2 Georgia 4/22/1942 2 2 Oakland Raiders / 11th / 87th pick / 1964
Chicago Bears / 8th / 112th pick / 1964
62 Mike Reilly 26 14 0 225 6-3 Iowa 3/27/1942 4 3 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 37th pick / 1964
Chicago Bears / 4th / 47th pick / 1964
40 Gale Sayers+ 25 HB 9 0 198 6-0 Kansas 5/30/1943 3 8 Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1965
Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 5th pick / 1965
67 George Seals 26 LG 14 0 260 6-3 Missouri 10/2/1942 4 10 New York Giants / 4th / 52nd pick / 1964
San Diego Chargers / 8th / 64th pick / 1964
20 Joe Taylor 29 RCB 14 0 200 6-1 North Carolina A&T 8/27/1939 1 5 New York Giants / 15th / 209th pick / 1962
24 Rosey Taylor* 31 RS 14 0 186 5-11 Grambling St. 7/4/1937 7 6
21 Cecil Turner 24 FL 14 0 176 5-10 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 4/2/1944 Rook 3 Chicago Bears / 5th / 127th pick / 1968
82 Emilio Vallez 22 6 0 210 6-2 New Mexico 4/30/1946 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 12th / 316th pick / 1968
89 Bob Wallace 23 12 0 211 6-3 Texas-El Paso 10/7/1945 Rook 4 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 46th pick / 1968
63 Bob Wetoska 31 RT 14 0 240 6-3 Notre Dame 8/22/1937 8 6 Washington Redskins / 5th / 49th pick / 1959
Team Total 26.0 14 218.7 6-2.1 3.1