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1973 Chicago Bears

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3-11-0, Finished 4th in NFC Central Division  · 1973 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.8, Offense: -4.4, Defense: -4.4, SoS: 1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 195 points (13.9/g), 24th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 334 points (23.9/g), 20th.
 Differential of -139 points (-9.9/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 3.1-10.9.

Coach: Abe Gibron (3-11-0)

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 26 4 12 81 for 174, 1,057 yards, 5 td, 7 int, & 94 rushes for 525 yards and 5 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 41st pick / 1969
RB Carl Garrett 26 4 11 175 rushes for 655 yards, 5 td, & 23 catches for 292 yards and 0 td Boston Patriots / 3rd / 58th pick / 1969
FB Jim Harrison 25 2 11 100 rushes for 370 yards, 1 td, & 21 catches for 200 yards and 2 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 28th pick / 1971
WR George Farmer 25 3 13 15 catches for 219 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for 8 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 54th pick / 1970
WR Earl Thomas 25 2 14 24 catches for 343 yards, 4 td, & 1 rush for 5 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 6th / 135th pick / 1971
TE Craig Cotton 26 4 13 13 catches for 186 yards, 0 td San Diego Chargers / 8th / 200th pick / 1969
LT Randy Jackson 29 6 13 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 25th pick / 1966
Chicago Bears / 4th / 51st pick / 1966
LG Glen Holloway 25 3 14 Chicago Bears / 10th / 235th pick / 1970
C Rich Coady 29 3 14 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 11th / 289th pick / 1968
RG Bob Newton 24 2 12 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 71st pick / 1971
RT Bob Asher 25 3 13 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 27th pick / 1970
 Defensive Starters
LDE Tony McGee 24 2 14 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 3rd / 64th pick / 1971
LDT Jim Osborne 24 1 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 7th / 182nd pick / 1972
RDT Wally Chambers* 22 Rook 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 8th pick / 1973
RDE Mel Tom 32 6 8 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 89th pick / 1966
LLB Doug Buffone 29 7 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 60th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 8th / 72nd pick / 1966
MLB Dick Butkus 31 8 9 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1965
Denver Broncos / 2nd / 9th pick / 1965
RLB Bob Pifferini 23 1 8 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 6th / 133rd pick / 1972
LCB Charlie Ford 25 2 12 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 36th pick / 1971
RCB Joe Taylor 34 6 11 New York Giants / 15th / 209th pick / 1962
SS Craig Clemons 24 1 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 12th pick / 1972
FS Garry Lyle 28 5 14 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1967
 Special Teams Starters
K Mirro Roder 29 Rook 0 8 of 16 field goals & 11 of 12 extra points
P Bobby Joe Green 37 13 0 82 punts for a 40.5 average, 0 blocked San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 102nd pick / 1959
PR Ike Hill 26 3 1 36 punt returns for a 5.7 average and 1 td Oakland Raiders / 9th / 232nd pick / 1970
KR Ike Hill 26 3 1 27 kick returns for a 23.6 average and 1 td Oakland Raiders / 9th / 232nd pick / 1970

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
79 Lionel Antoine 23 13 2 262 6-6 Southern Illinois 8/31/1950 1 2 Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1972
74 Bob Asher 25 RT 13 13 250 6-5 Vanderbilt 6/13/1948 3 5 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 27th pick / 1970
55 Doug Buffone 29 LLB 14 14 230 6-3 Louisville 6/27/1944 7 5 Chicago Bears / 4th / 60th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 8th / 72nd pick / 1966
51 Dick Butkus 31 MLB 9 9 245 6-3 Illinois 12/9/1942 8 5 Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1965
Denver Broncos / 2nd / 9th pick / 1965
60 Wally Chambers* 22 RDT 14 14 250 6-6 East. Kentucky 5/15/1951 Rook 6 Chicago Bears / 1st / 8th pick / 1973
53 Gail Clark 22 11 3 226 6-2 Michigan St. 4/14/1951 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 102nd pick / 1973
25 Craig Clemons 24 SS 14 14 195 5-11 Iowa 6/1/1949 1 5 Chicago Bears / 1st / 12th pick / 1972
52 Rich Coady 29 C 14 14 245 6-3 Memphis 12/17/1944 3 5 Chicago Bears / 11th / 289th pick / 1968
80 Craig Cotton 26 TE 13 13 216 6-5 Youngstown St. 7/7/1947 4 2 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 200th pick / 1969
10 Bobby Douglass 26 QB 13 12 225 6-4 Kansas 6/22/1947 4 8 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 41st pick / 1969
48 Allan Ellis 22 14 5 185 5-11 UCLA 8/19/1951 Rook 3 Chicago Bears / 5th / 107th pick / 1973
43 George Farmer 25 WR 14 13 214 6-4 UCLA 4/19/1948 3 2 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 54th pick / 1970
32 Charlie Ford 25 LCB 13 12 185 6-3 Houston 12/10/1948 2 5 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 36th pick / 1971
26 Carl Garrett 26 RB 13 11 210 5-11 New Mex. Highlands 8/31/1947 4 8 Boston Patriots / 3rd / 58th pick / 1969
88 Bobby Joe Green 37 P 14 0 175 5-11 Florida 5/7/1936 13 2 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 102nd pick / 1959
30 Jimmy Gunn 25 3 3 220 6-1 USC 11/27/1948 3 2 Chicago Bears / 13th / 314th pick / 1970
75 Dave Hale 26 1 0 225 6-8 Ottawa (KS) 6/21/1947 4 2 Chicago Bears / 12th / 300th pick / 1969
35 Jim Harrison 25 FB 13 11 235 6-4 Missouri 9/10/1948 2 5 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 28th pick / 1971
17 Ike Hill 26 KR 14 1 180 5-10 Catawba 4/15/1947 3 3 Oakland Raiders / 9th / 232nd pick / 1970
61 Glen Holloway 25 LG 14 14 250 6-3 North Texas 9/16/1948 3 5 Chicago Bears / 10th / 235th pick / 1970
85 Willie Holman 28 6 6 250 6-4 South Carolina St. 2/27/1945 5 2 Chicago Bears / 7th / 181st pick / 1968
72 Gary Hrivnak 22 13 0 252 6-5 Purdue 3/3/1951 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 48th pick / 1973
19 Gary Huff 22 qb 8 2 195 6-1 Florida St. 4/27/1951 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1973
65 Randy Jackson 29 LT 14 13 250 6-5 Florida 3/6/1944 6 5 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 25th pick / 1966
Chicago Bears / 4th / 51st pick / 1966
64 Ernie Janet 24 12 2 250 6-4 Washington 7/22/1949 1 2 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 37th pick / 1971
29 Bob Jeter 36 13 0 200 6-1 Iowa 5/9/1937 10 2 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1960
38 Dave Juenger 22 1 0 195 6-1 Ohio 2/4/1951 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 14th / 345th pick / 1973
63 Steve Kinney 24 2 0 255 6-5 Utah St. 6/27/1949 Rook 2
33 Gary Kosins 24 12 2 215 6-1 Dayton 1/21/1949 1 1 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 77th pick / 1972
36 Roger Lawson 24 10 1 215 6-2 West. Michigan 9/28/1949 1 1 Chicago Bears / 15th / 377th pick / 1972
44 Garry Lyle 28 FS 14 14 198 6-2 George Washington 10/20/1945 5 6 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1967
71 Tony McGee 24 LDE 14 14 250 6-4 Wyoming,Bishop 1/18/1949 2 5 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 64th pick / 1971
45 Joe Moore 24 14 3 205 6-1 Missouri 6/29/1949 2 2 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1971
78 Bob Newton 24 RG 13 12 257 6-4 Nebraska 8/16/1949 2 4 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 71st pick / 1971
68 Jim Osborne 24 LDT 14 14 250 6-3 Southern 9/7/1949 1 5 Chicago Bears / 7th / 182nd pick / 1972
86 Bob Parsons 23 14 1 234 6-4 Penn St. 6/29/1950 1 0 Chicago Bears / 5th / 117th pick / 1972
83 Mac Percival 33 4 0 220 6-4 Texas Tech 2/26/1940 6 1
58 Bob Pifferini 23 RLB 12 8 226 6-2 UCLA 6/27/1950 1 5 Chicago Bears / 6th / 133rd pick / 1972
81 Mike Reppond 22 2 0 179 5-11 Arkansas 8/24/1951 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 215th pick / 1973
87 Tom Reynolds 24 9 0 200 6-3 San Diego St. 4/11/1949 1 1 New England Patriots / 2nd / 49th pick / 1972
70 Andy Rice 33 14 0 268 6-2 Texas Southern 9/6/1940 7 3
57 Don Rives 22 lb 14 5 225 6-2 Texas Tech 8/30/1951 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 15th / 370th pick / 1973
24 Willie Roberts 25 4 0 190 6-1 Houston 6/28/1948 Rook 2 Houston Oilers / 13th / 318th pick / 1972
15 Mirro Roder 29 K 13 0 218 6-1 none 1/22/1944 Rook 2
39 Reggie Sanderson 23 2 0 206 5-10 Stanford 11/4/1950 Rook 0
20 Joe Taylor 34 RCB 14 11 200 6-1 North Carolina A&T 8/27/1939 6 5 New York Giants / 15th / 209th pick / 1962
82 Earl Thomas 25 WR 14 14 224 6-3 Houston 10/4/1948 2 4 Chicago Bears / 6th / 135th pick / 1971
89 Mel Tom 32 RDE 9 8 249 6-4 Hawaii,San Jose St. 8/4/1941 6 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 89th pick / 1966
21 Cecil Turner 29 11 0 176 5-10 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 4/2/1944 5 0 Chicago Bears / 5th / 127th pick / 1968
54 Adrian Young 27 2 0 232 6-1 USC 1/31/1946 5 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 68th pick / 1968
Team Total 26.0 14 222.1 6-2.4 2.9