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1971 Chicago Bears

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6-8-0, Finished 3rd in NFC Central Division  · 1971 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.4, Offense: -4.4, Defense: 1.1, SoS: 3.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 185 points (13.2/g), 25th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 276 points (19.7/g), 12th.
 Differential of -91 points (-6.5/g), 24th.  Expected W-L: 3.9-10.1.

Coach: Jim Dooley (6-8-0)

Stadium: Soldier 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 Bobby Douglass 24 2 7 91 for 225, 1,164 yards, 5 td, 15 int, & 39 rushes for 284 yards and 3 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 41st pick / 1969
RB Don Shy 26 4 9 116 rushes for 420 yards, 2 td, & 19 catches for 163 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 35th pick / 1967
FB Jim Grabowski 27 5 9 51 rushes for 149 yards, 0 td, & 17 catches for 100 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 1st / 1st pick / 1966
Green Bay Packers / 1st / 9th pick / 1966
WR George Farmer 23 1 14 46 catches for 737 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for 11 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 54th pick / 1970
WR Dick Gordon* 27 6 12 43 catches for 610 yards, 5 td Chicago Bears / 7th / 88th pick / 1965
TE Bob Wallace 26 3 14 27 catches for 400 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for 0 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 46th pick / 1968
LT Randy Jackson 27 4 14 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 25th pick / 1966
Chicago Bears / 4th / 51st pick / 1966
LG Glen Holloway 23 1 14 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 10th / 235th pick / 1970
C Rich Coady 27 1 14 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 11th / 289th pick / 1968
RG Jim Cadile 31 9 13 Chicago Bears / 4th / 49th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 22nd / 169th pick / 1962
RT Steve Wright 29 7 14 New York Jets / 8th / 59th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 5th / 69th pick / 1964
 Defensive Starters
LDE Willie Holman 26 3 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 7th / 181st pick / 1968
LDT George Seals 29 7 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 4th / 52nd pick / 1964
San Diego Chargers / 8th / 64th pick / 1964
RDT Bill Staley 25 3 10 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 28th pick / 1968
RDE Ed O'Bradovich 31 9 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 7th / 91st pick / 1962
LLB Doug Buffone 27 5 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 60th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 8th / 72nd pick / 1966
MLB Dick Butkus* 29 6 14 4 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1965
Denver Broncos / 2nd / 9th pick / 1965
RLB Ross Brupbacher 23 1 14 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 100th pick / 1970
LCB Charlie Ford 23 Rook 14 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 36th pick / 1971
RCB Joe Taylor 32 4 12 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 15th / 209th pick / 1962
SS Ron Smith 28 6 14 3 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered
FS Jerry Moore 22 Rook 11 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 89th pick / 1971
 Special Teams Starters
K Mac Percival 31 4 0 15 of 33 field goals & 18 of 18 extra points
P Bobby Joe Green 35 11 0 77 punts for a 40.2 average, 0 blocked San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 102nd pick / 1959
PR Ron Smith 28 6 14 26 punt returns for a 7.5 average and 0 td
KR Cecil Turner 27 3 0 31 kick returns for a 20.6 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)
31 Ross Brupbacher 23 RLB 14 14 215 6-3 Texas A&M 4/7/1948 1 8 Chicago Bears / 4th / 100th pick / 1970
55 Doug Buffone 27 LLB 14 14 230 6-3 Louisville 6/27/1944 5 8 Chicago Bears / 4th / 60th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 8th / 72nd pick / 1966
51 Dick Butkus* 29 MLB 14 14 245 6-3 Illinois 12/9/1942 6 10 Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1965
Denver Broncos / 2nd / 9th pick / 1965
72 Jim Cadile 31 RG 13 13 240 6-4 San Jose St. 7/16/1940 9 4 Chicago Bears / 4th / 49th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 22nd / 169th pick / 1962
52 Rich Coady 27 C 14 14 245 6-3 Memphis 12/17/1944 1 4 Chicago Bears / 11th / 289th pick / 1968
11 Jack Concannon 28 qb 3 3 205 6-3 Boston Col. 2/25/1943 7 1 Boston Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1964
Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 16th pick / 1964
70 Jeff Curchin 24 12 0 260 6-7 Florida St. 12/17/1947 1 2 Chicago Bears / 6th / 139th pick / 1970
10 Bobby Douglass 24 QB 12 7 225 6-4 Kansas 6/22/1947 2 3 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 41st pick / 1969
43 George Farmer 23 WR 14 14 214 6-4 UCLA 4/19/1948 1 7 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 54th pick / 1970
32 Charlie Ford 23 LCB 14 14 185 6-3 Houston 12/10/1948 Rook 7 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 36th pick / 1971
45 Dick Gordon* 27 WR 13 12 190 5-11 Michigan St. 1/1/1944 6 5 Chicago Bears / 7th / 88th pick / 1965
33 Jim Grabowski 27 FB 12 9 220 6-2 Illinois 9/9/1944 5 2 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 1st pick / 1966
Green Bay Packers / 1st / 9th pick / 1966
88 Bobby Joe Green 35 P 14 0 175 5-11 Florida 5/7/1936 11 2 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 102nd pick / 1959
30 Jimmy Gunn 23 14 0 220 6-1 USC 11/27/1948 1 4 Chicago Bears / 13th / 314th pick / 1970
75 Dave Hale 24 12 0 225 6-8 Ottawa (KS) 6/21/1947 2 3 Chicago Bears / 12th / 300th pick / 1969
50 Gene Hamlin 25 7 0 245 6-3 West. Michigan 7/26/1946 1 2
17 Cliff Hardy 24 1 0 188 6-0 Michigan St. 1/28/1947 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 11th / 270th pick / 1971
35 Jim Harrison 23 2 0 235 6-4 Missouri 9/10/1948 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 28th pick / 1971
79 John Hoffman 28 1 0 260 6-7 USC,Hawaii 8/2/1943 2 2
61 Glen Holloway 23 LG 14 14 250 6-3 North Texas 9/16/1948 1 4 Chicago Bears / 10th / 235th pick / 1970
85 Willie Holman 26 LDE 14 14 250 6-4 South Carolina St. 2/27/1945 3 7 Chicago Bears / 7th / 181st pick / 1968
65 Randy Jackson 27 LT 14 14 250 6-5 Florida 3/6/1944 4 4 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 25th pick / 1966
Chicago Bears / 4th / 51st pick / 1966
29 Bob Jeter 34 9 2 200 6-1 Iowa 5/9/1937 8 3 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1960
44 Garry Lyle 26 14 3 198 6-2 George Washington 10/20/1945 3 4 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1967
71 Tony McGee 22 de 14 4 250 6-4 Wyoming,Bishop 1/18/1949 Rook 4 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 64th pick / 1971
18 Jerry Moore 22 FS 11 11 208 6-3 Arkansas 3/16/1949 Rook 6 Chicago Bears / 4th / 89th pick / 1971
49 Joe Moore 22 9 1 205 6-1 Missouri 6/29/1949 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1971
78 Bob Newton 22 12 1 257 6-4 Nebraska 8/16/1949 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 71st pick / 1971
16 Kent Nix 27 qb 8 4 195 6-2 TCU 3/12/1944 4 2
87 Ed O'Bradovich 31 RDE 14 14 255 6-3 Illinois 5/21/1940 9 7 Chicago Bears / 7th / 91st pick / 1962
38 Ray Ogden 29 6 0 225 6-5 Alabama 9/2/1942 6 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 40th pick / 1965
Houston Oilers / 8th / 58th pick / 1965
83 Mac Percival 31 K 14 0 220 6-4 Texas Tech 2/26/1940 4 1
22 Cyril Pinder 25 12 3 210 6-2 Illinois 11/13/1946 3 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 39th pick / 1968
53 Larry Rowden 22 14 0 220 6-2 Houston 3/17/1949 Rook 3 Chicago Bears / 10th / 245th pick / 1971
40 Gale Sayers 28 2 2 198 6-0 Kansas 5/30/1943 6 0 Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1965
Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 5th pick / 1965
67 George Seals 29 LDT 14 14 260 6-3 Missouri 10/2/1942 7 7 New York Giants / 4th / 52nd pick / 1964
San Diego Chargers / 8th / 64th pick / 1964
84 Jim Seymour 25 10 2 210 6-4 Notre Dame 11/24/1946 1 1 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1969
24 Don Shy 26 RB 11 9 210 6-1 San Diego St. 11/15/1945 4 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 35th pick / 1967
48 Ron Smith 28 PR 14 14 195 6-1 Wisconsin 5/3/1943 6 8
76 Bill Staley 25 RDT 11 10 250 6-3 Utah St. 9/9/1946 3 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 28th pick / 1968
20 Joe Taylor 32 RCB 13 12 200 6-1 North Carolina A&T 8/27/1939 4 7 New York Giants / 15th / 209th pick / 1962
82 Earl Thomas 23 11 0 224 6-3 Houston 10/4/1948 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 6th / 135th pick / 1971
34 Bill Tucker 28 14 4 219 6-2 Tennessee St. 9/14/1943 4 1 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 65th pick / 1967
21 Cecil Turner 27 KR 14 0 176 5-10 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 4/2/1944 3 0 Chicago Bears / 5th / 127th pick / 1968
89 Bob Wallace 26 TE 14 14 211 6-3 Texas-El Paso 10/7/1945 3 4 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 46th pick / 1968
73 Steve Wright 29 RT 14 14 250 6-6 Alabama 7/17/1942 7 4 New York Jets / 8th / 59th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 5th / 69th pick / 1964
Team Total 26.3 14 222.1 6-2.8 3.3