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1972 Chicago Bears

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4-9-1, Finished 4th in NFC Central Division  · 1972 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.3, Offense: -2.8, Defense: 1.5, SoS: 2.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 225 points (16.1/g), 21st of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 275 points (19.6/g), 15th.
 Differential of -50 points (-3.6/g), 19th.  Expected W-L: 5.4-8.6.

Coach: Abe Gibron (4-9-1)

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Bobby Douglass 25 3 14 75 for 198, 1,246 yards, 9 td, 12 int, & 141 rushes for 968 yards and 8 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 41st pick / 1969
RB Cyril Pinder 26 4 7 87 rushes for 300 yards, 3 td, & 1 catch for 13 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 39th pick / 1968
FB Jim Harrison 24 1 14 167 rushes for 622 yards, 2 td, & 8 catches for 30 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 28th pick / 1971
WR George Farmer 24 2 14 14 catches for 380 yards, 2 td, & 2 rushes for -13 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 54th pick / 1970
WR Jim Seymour 26 2 14 10 catches for 165 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for -9 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1969
TE Earl Thomas 24 1 14 20 catches for 365 yards, 3 td, & 5 rushes for 13 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 6th / 135th pick / 1971
LT Randy Jackson 28 5 14 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 25th pick / 1966
Chicago Bears / 4th / 51st pick / 1966
LG Glen Holloway 24 2 14 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 10th / 235th pick / 1970
C Rich Coady 28 2 14 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 11th / 289th pick / 1968
RG Bob Newton 23 1 14 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 71st pick / 1971
RT Bob Asher 24 2 14 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 27th pick / 1970
 Defensive Starters
LDE Tony McGee 23 1 14 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 64th pick / 1971
LDT Jim Osborne 23 Rook 13 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 7th / 182nd pick / 1972
RDT Bill Line 24 Rook 8 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDE Steve DeLong 29 7 14 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 6th pick / 1965
Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1965
LLB Doug Buffone 28 6 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 60th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 8th / 72nd pick / 1966
MLB Dick Butkus*+ 30 7 14 2 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1965
Denver Broncos / 2nd / 9th pick / 1965
RLB Ross Brupbacher 24 2 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 100th pick / 1970
LCB Charlie Ford 24 1 14 7 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 36th pick / 1971
RCB Joe Taylor 33 5 14 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 15th / 209th pick / 1962
SS Ron Smith* 29 7 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
FS Jerry Moore 23 1 11 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 89th pick / 1971
 Special Teams Starters
K Mac Percival 32 5 0 12 of 24 field goals & 26 of 26 extra points
P Bobby Joe Green 36 12 0 67 punts for a 41.2 average, 0 blocked San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 102nd pick / 1959
PR Ron Smith* 29 7 14 26 punt returns for a 6.3 average and 0 td
KR Ron Smith* 29 7 14 30 kick returns for a 30.8 average and 1 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
79 Lionel Antoine 22 5 0 262 6-6 Southern Illinois 8/31/1950 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1972
74 Bob Asher 24 RT 14 14 250 6-5 Vanderbilt 6/13/1948 2 5 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 27th pick / 1970
31 Ross Brupbacher 24 RLB 14 14 215 6-3 Texas A&M 4/7/1948 2 6 Chicago Bears / 4th / 100th pick / 1970
55 Doug Buffone 28 LLB 14 14 230 6-3 Louisville 6/27/1944 6 6 Chicago Bears / 4th / 60th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 8th / 72nd pick / 1966
51 Dick Butkus*+ 30 MLB 14 14 245 6-3 Illinois 12/9/1942 7 12 Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1965
Denver Broncos / 2nd / 9th pick / 1965
73 Rich Buzin 26 2 0 255 6-5 Penn St. 1/25/1946 4 2 New York Giants / 2nd / 41st pick / 1968
72 Jim Cadile 32 6 0 240 6-4 San Jose St. 7/16/1940 10 2 Chicago Bears / 4th / 49th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 22nd / 169th pick / 1962
25 Craig Clemons 23 14 0 195 5-11 Iowa 6/1/1949 Rook 3 Chicago Bears / 1st / 12th pick / 1972
52 Rich Coady 28 C 14 14 245 6-3 Memphis 12/17/1944 2 5 Chicago Bears / 11th / 289th pick / 1968
87 Steve DeLong 29 RDE 14 14 252 6-2 Tennessee 7/3/1943 7 6 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 6th pick / 1965
Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1965
10 Bobby Douglass 25 QB 14 14 225 6-4 Kansas 6/22/1947 3 14 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 41st pick / 1969
43 George Farmer 24 WR 14 14 214 6-4 UCLA 4/19/1948 2 6 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 54th pick / 1970
32 Charlie Ford 24 LCB 14 14 185 6-3 Houston 12/10/1948 1 7 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 36th pick / 1971
88 Bobby Joe Green 36 P 14 0 175 5-11 Florida 5/7/1936 12 3 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 102nd pick / 1959
30 Jimmy Gunn 24 14 1 220 6-1 USC 11/27/1948 2 3 Chicago Bears / 13th / 314th pick / 1970
35 Jim Harrison 24 FB 14 14 235 6-4 Missouri 9/10/1948 1 5 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 28th pick / 1971
61 Glen Holloway 24 LG 14 14 250 6-3 North Texas 9/16/1948 2 5 Chicago Bears / 10th / 235th pick / 1970
85 Willie Holman 27 4 4 250 6-4 South Carolina St. 2/27/1945 4 2 Chicago Bears / 7th / 181st pick / 1968
64 Larry Horton 23 10 0 248 6-4 Iowa 4/29/1949 Rook 3 Chicago Bears / 9th / 219th pick / 1972
7 John Huarte 29 2 0 185 6-0 Notre Dame 5/20/1943 6 0 New York Jets / 2nd / 12th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 76th pick / 1965
65 Randy Jackson 28 LT 14 14 250 6-5 Florida 3/6/1944 5 5 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 25th pick / 1966
Chicago Bears / 4th / 51st pick / 1966
64 Ernie Janet 23 3 0 250 6-4 Washington 7/22/1949 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 37th pick / 1971
29 Bob Jeter 35 10 0 200 6-1 Iowa 5/9/1937 9 3 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1960
33 Gary Kosins 23 14 0 215 6-1 Dayton 1/21/1949 Rook 0 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 77th pick / 1972
36 Roger Lawson 23 12 0 215 6-2 West. Michigan 9/28/1949 Rook 3 Chicago Bears / 15th / 377th pick / 1972
67 Bill Line 24 RDT 13 8 260 6-7 Air Force,SMU 8/11/1948 Rook 6
44 Garry Lyle 27 3 3 198 6-2 George Washington 10/20/1945 4 3 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1967
46 Matt Maslowski 23 1 0 210 6-3 San Diego 9/10/1949 1 0
71 Tony McGee 23 LDE 14 14 250 6-4 Wyoming,Bishop 1/18/1949 1 6 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 64th pick / 1971
54 Bill McKinney 27 8 0 226 6-1 West Texas A&M 7/14/1945 Rook 3 Chicago Bears / 16th / 402nd pick / 1972
18 Jerry Moore 23 FS 13 11 208 6-3 Arkansas 3/16/1949 1 6 Chicago Bears / 4th / 89th pick / 1971
78 Bob Newton 23 RG 14 14 257 6-4 Nebraska 8/16/1949 1 5 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 71st pick / 1971
68 Jim Osborne 23 LDT 14 13 250 6-3 Southern 9/7/1949 Rook 6 Chicago Bears / 7th / 182nd pick / 1972
86 Bob Parsons 22 13 0 234 6-4 Penn St. 6/29/1950 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 5th / 117th pick / 1972
83 Mac Percival 32 K 14 0 220 6-4 Texas Tech 2/26/1940 5 1
58 Bob Pifferini 22 14 0 226 6-2 UCLA 6/27/1950 Rook 3 Chicago Bears / 6th / 133rd pick / 1972
22 Cyril Pinder 26 RB 13 7 210 6-2 Illinois 11/13/1946 4 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 39th pick / 1968
70 Andy Rice 32 14 2 268 6-2 Texas Southern 9/6/1940 6 3
53 Larry Rowden 23 2 0 220 6-2 Houston 3/17/1949 1 2 Chicago Bears / 10th / 245th pick / 1971
84 Jim Seymour 26 WR 14 14 210 6-4 Notre Dame 11/24/1946 2 2 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1969
24 Don Shy 27 13 7 210 6-1 San Diego St. 11/15/1945 5 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 35th pick / 1967
48 Ron Smith* 29 KR 14 14 195 6-1 Wisconsin 5/3/1943 7 8
76 Bill Staley 26 4 0 250 6-3 Utah St. 9/9/1946 4 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 28th pick / 1968
20 Joe Taylor 33 RCB 14 14 200 6-1 North Carolina A&T 8/27/1939 5 6 New York Giants / 15th / 209th pick / 1962
82 Earl Thomas 24 TE 14 14 224 6-3 Houston 10/4/1948 1 7 Chicago Bears / 6th / 135th pick / 1971
21 Cecil Turner 28 14 0 176 5-10 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 4/2/1944 4 1 Chicago Bears / 5th / 127th pick / 1968
89 Bob Wallace 27 14 0 211 6-3 Texas-El Paso 10/7/1945 4 0 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 46th pick / 1968
Team Total 26.1 14 225.9 6-2.7 3.0