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1974 Chicago Bears

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4-10-0, Finished 4th in NFC Central Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -10.3, Offense: -7.4, Defense: -2.9, SoS: -1.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 152 points (10.9/g), 25th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 279 points (19.9/g), 17th.
 Differential of -127 points (-9.1/g), 24th.  Expected W-L: 2.7-11.3.

Coach: Abe Gibron (4-10-0)

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

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Gary Huff 23 1 11 142 for 283, 1,663 yards, 6 td, 17 int, & 23 rushes for 37 yards and 2 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1973
RB Ken Grandberry 22 Rook 0 144 rushes for 475 yards, 2 td, & 30 catches for 212 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 8th / 190th pick / 1974
FB Perry Williams 28 5 0 74 rushes for 218 yards, 1 td, & 25 catches for 167 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 4th / 90th pick / 1969
WR Bo Rather 24 1 0 29 catches for 400 yards, 3 td, & 2 rushes for 10 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 4th / 104th pick / 1973
WR Charlie Wade 24 Rook 0 39 catches for 683 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for -15 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 17th / 442nd pick / 1973
TE Fred Pagac 22 Rook 0 6 catches for 79 yards, 0 td, & 1 rush for -1 yards and 0 td
LT Lionel Antoine 24 2 0 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1972
LG Ernie Janet 25 2 0 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 37th pick / 1971
C Rich Coady 30 4 0 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 11th / 289th pick / 1968
RG Bob Newton 25 3 14 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 3rd / 71st pick / 1971
RT Bob Asher 26 4 0 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 27th pick / 1970
 Defensive Starters
LDE Dave Gallagher 22 Rook 11 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 20th pick / 1974
LDT Jim Osborne 25 2 14 Chicago Bears / 7th / 182nd pick / 1972
RDT Wally Chambers 23 1 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 8th pick / 1973
RDE Gary Hrivnak 23 1 7 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 48th pick / 1973
LLB Doug Buffone 30 8 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 60th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 8th / 72nd pick / 1966
MLB Don Rives 23 1 7 Chicago Bears / 15th / 370th pick / 1973
RLB Jimmy Gunn 26 4 0 Chicago Bears / 13th / 314th pick / 1970
LCB Allan Ellis 23 1 14 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 5th / 107th pick / 1973
RCB Joe Taylor 35 7 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 15th / 209th pick / 1962
SS Craig Clemons 25 2 0 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 12th pick / 1972
FS Garry Lyle 29 6 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1967
 Special Teams Starters
K Mirro Roder 30 1 0 9 of 13 field goals & 17 of 17 extra points
P Bob Parsons 24 2 0 90 punts for a 37.9 average, 1 blocked Chicago Bears / 5th / 117th pick / 1972
PR Ike Hill 27 4 0 33 punt returns for a 5.5 average and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 9th / 232nd pick / 1970
KR Cliff Taylor 22 Rook 0 27 kick returns for a 21.0 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1974

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
79 Lionel Antoine 24 LT 14 0 262 6-6 Southern Illinois 8/31/1950 2 4 Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1972
74 Bob Asher 26 RT 14 0 250 6-5 Vanderbilt 6/13/1948 4 4 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 27th pick / 1970
18 Joe Barnes 23 3 0 205 5-11 Texas Tech 12/18/1951 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 13th / 316th pick / 1974
50 Waymond Bryant 22 13 0 236 6-4 Tennessee St. 7/28/1952 Rook 5 Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1974
55 Doug Buffone 30 LLB 14 14 230 6-3 Louisville 6/27/1944 8 8 Chicago Bears / 4th / 60th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 8th / 72nd pick / 1966
60 Wally Chambers 23 RDT 14 14 250 6-6 East. Kentucky 5/15/1951 1 11 Chicago Bears / 1st / 8th pick / 1973
45 Craig Clemons 25 SS 14 0 195 5-11 Iowa 6/1/1949 2 6 Chicago Bears / 1st / 12th pick / 1972
52 Rich Coady 30 C 11 0 245 6-3 Memphis 12/17/1944 4 4 Chicago Bears / 11th / 289th pick / 1968
10 Bobby Douglass 27 qb 7 3 225 6-4 Kansas 6/22/1947 5 3 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 41st pick / 1969
48 Allan Ellis 23 LCB 14 14 185 5-11 UCLA 8/19/1951 1 5 Chicago Bears / 5th / 107th pick / 1973
43 George Farmer 26 9 0 214 6-4 UCLA 4/19/1948 4 0 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 54th pick / 1970
62 Tom Forrest 22 8 0 255 6-2 Cincinnati 4/11/1952 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 185th pick / 1974
29 Dave Gagnon 23 13 0 210 5-10 Ferris St. 1/17/1951 Rook 0
76 Dave Gallagher 22 LDE 14 11 256 6-4 Michigan 1/2/1952 Rook 6 Chicago Bears / 1st / 20th pick / 1974
26 Carl Garrett 27 7 0 210 5-11 New Mex. Highlands 8/31/1947 5 4 Boston Patriots / 3rd / 58th pick / 1969
47 Ken Grandberry 22 RB 14 0 195 6-0 Washington St. 1/25/1952 Rook 5 Chicago Bears / 8th / 190th pick / 1974
30 Jimmy Gunn 26 RLB 14 0 220 6-1 USC 11/27/1948 4 7 Chicago Bears / 13th / 314th pick / 1970
84 Richard Harris 26 de 14 3 260 6-5 Grambling St. 1/21/1948 3 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 5th pick / 1971
35 Jim Harrison 26 9 0 235 6-4 Missouri 9/10/1948 3 1 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 28th pick / 1971
81 Clint Haslerig 22 3 0 189 6-0 Michigan 4/9/1952 Rook 0 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 83rd pick / 1974
17 Ike Hill 27 PR 13 0 180 5-10 Catawba 4/15/1947 4 1 Oakland Raiders / 9th / 232nd pick / 1970
69 Mike Hoban 22 1 0 235 6-2 Michigan 1/19/1952 Rook 2
34 Norm Hodgins 22 14 0 190 6-1 LSU 3/1/1952 Rook 3 Chicago Bears / 11th / 264th pick / 1974
72 Gary Hrivnak 23 RDE 14 7 252 6-5 Purdue 3/3/1951 1 4 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 48th pick / 1973
19 Gary Huff 23 QB 13 11 195 6-1 Florida St. 4/27/1951 1 4 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1973
67 Don Hultz 34 8 0 241 6-3 Southern Miss 12/16/1940 11 3
65 Randy Jackson 30 11 0 250 6-5 Florida 3/6/1944 7 2 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 25th pick / 1966
Chicago Bears / 4th / 51st pick / 1966
64 Ernie Janet 25 LG 14 0 250 6-4 Washington 7/22/1949 2 4 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 37th pick / 1971
88 Jim Kelly 23 14 0 212 6-4 Tennessee St. 8/7/1951 Rook 1
63 Steve Kinney 25 10 0 255 6-5 Utah St. 6/27/1949 1 2
31 Bill Knox 23 14 0 190 5-9 Purdue 6/19/1951 Rook 3
33 Gary Kosins 25 14 0 215 6-1 Dayton 1/21/1949 2 0 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 77th pick / 1972
44 Garry Lyle 29 FS 14 0 198 6-2 George Washington 10/20/1945 6 5 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1967
27 Randy Montgomery 27 14 0 182 5-11 Weber St. 8/12/1947 3 3 Denver Broncos / 7th / 167th pick / 1970
78 Bob Newton 25 RG 14 14 257 6-4 Nebraska 8/16/1949 3 4 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 71st pick / 1971
68 Jim Osborne 25 LDT 14 14 250 6-3 Southern 9/7/1949 2 7 Chicago Bears / 7th / 182nd pick / 1972
82 Fred Pagac 22 TE 14 0 222 6-0 Ohio St. 4/26/1952 Rook 1
86 Bob Parsons 24 P 14 0 234 6-4 Penn St. 6/29/1950 2 2 Chicago Bears / 5th / 117th pick / 1972
58 Bob Pifferini 24 12 0 226 6-2 UCLA 6/27/1950 2 4 Chicago Bears / 6th / 133rd pick / 1972
80 Bo Rather 24 WR 13 0 184 6-1 Michigan 10/7/1950 1 4 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 104th pick / 1973
57 Don Rives 23 MLB 14 7 225 6-2 Texas Tech 8/30/1951 1 4 Chicago Bears / 15th / 370th pick / 1973
15 Mirro Roder 30 K 14 0 218 6-1 none 1/22/1944 1 4
38 Hurles Scales 24 1 0 200 6-1 North Texas 12/1/1950 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 14th / 355th pick / 1973
22 Cliff Taylor 22 KR 14 0 198 5-11 Memphis 5/10/1952 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1974
20 Joe Taylor 35 RCB 14 0 200 6-1 North Carolina A&T 8/27/1939 7 5 New York Giants / 15th / 209th pick / 1962
89 Mel Tom 33 14 3 249 6-4 Hawaii,San Jose St. 8/4/1941 7 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 89th pick / 1966
46 Pete Van Valkenberg 24 6 0 192 6-2 BYU 5/19/1950 1 0 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 66th pick / 1973
83 Charlie Wade 24 WR 14 0 164 5-10 Tennessee St. 2/23/1950 Rook 6 Miami Dolphins / 17th / 442nd pick / 1973
85 Wayne Wheeler 24 12 0 185 6-2 Alabama 3/28/1950 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 54th pick / 1974
36 Perry Williams 28 FB 14 0 219 6-2 Purdue 12/11/1946 5 3 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 90th pick / 1969
Team Total 25.3 14 219.9 6-2.0 2.3