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1975 Chicago Bears

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4-10-0, Finished 3rd in NFC Central Division  · 1975 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -11.5, Offense: -4.9, Defense: -6.6, SoS: 1.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 191 points (13.6/g), 24th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 379 points (27.1/g), 25th.
 Differential of -188 points (-13.4/g), 25th.  Expected W-L: 2.3-11.7.

Coach: Jack Pardee (4-10-0)

Stadium: Soldier Field
 Training Camp: Lake Forest College (Lake Forest, Illinois)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Gary Huff 24 2 9 114 for 205, 1,083 yards, 3 td, 9 int, & 5 rushes for 7 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1973
RB Walter Payton 22 Rook 7 196 rushes for 679 yards, 7 td, & 33 catches for 213 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1975
FB Roland Harper 22 Rook 10 100 rushes for 453 yards, 1 td, & 27 catches for 191 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 17th / 420th pick / 1975
WR Bob Grim 30 8 13 28 catches for 374 yards, 2 td Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 28th pick / 1967
WR Bo Rather 25 2 14 39 catches for 685 yards, 2 td, & 4 rushes for 24 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 4th / 104th pick / 1973
TE Bob Parsons 25 3 10 13 catches for 184 yards, 1 td Chicago Bears / 5th / 117th pick / 1972
LT Lionel Antoine 25 3 14 Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1972
LG Noah Jackson 24 Rook 14 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 7th / 161st pick / 1974
C Dan Peiffer 24 Rook 11 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 14th / 346th pick / 1973
RG Mark Nordquist 30 7 13 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 124th pick / 1968
RT Jeff Sevy 25 Rook 12 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 12th / 290th pick / 1974
 Defensive Starters
LDE Mike Hartenstine 22 Rook 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 31st pick / 1975
LDT Roger Stillwell 24 Rook 11 Chicago Bears / 9th / 212th pick / 1975
RDT Wally Chambers* 24 2 14 Chicago Bears / 1st / 8th pick / 1973
RDE Richard Harris 27 4 8 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 5th pick / 1971
LLB Doug Buffone 31 9 13 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 60th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 8th / 72nd pick / 1966
MLB Larry Ely 28 5 10 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 16th / 397th pick / 1970
RLB Waymond Bryant 23 1 13 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1974
LCB Allan Ellis 24 2 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 5th / 107th pick / 1973
RCB Virgil Livers 23 Rook 7 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 83rd pick / 1975
SS Doug Plank 22 Rook 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 12th / 291st pick / 1975
FS Craig Clemons 26 3 14 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 12th pick / 1972
 Special Teams Starters
K Bob Thomas 23 Rook 0 13 of 23 field goals & 18 of 22 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 388th pick / 1974
P Bob Parsons 25 3 10 93 punts for a 39.0 average, 0 blocked Chicago Bears / 5th / 117th pick / 1972
PR Virgil Livers 23 Rook 7 42 punt returns for a 10.9 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 4th / 83rd pick / 1975
KR Virgil Livers 23 Rook 7 26 kick returns for a 20.3 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 4th / 83rd pick / 1975

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
20 Mike Adamle 26 rb 14 7 197 5-9 Northwestern 10/4/1949 4 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 120th pick / 1971
79 Lionel Antoine 25 LT 14 14 262 6-6 Southern Illinois 8/31/1950 3 5 Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1972
74 Bob Asher 27 t 11 2 250 6-5 Vanderbilt 6/13/1948 5 1 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 27th pick / 1970
7 Bob Avellini 22 qb 8 4 208 6-2 Maryland 8/28/1953 Rook 3 Chicago Bears / 6th / 135th pick / 1975
52 John Babinecz 25 lb 14 1 222 6-1 Villanova 7/27/1950 3 1 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 39th pick / 1972
50 Waymond Bryant 23 MLB 13 13 236 6-4 Tennessee St. 7/28/1952 1 5 Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1974
55 Doug Buffone 31 LLB 14 13 230 6-3 Louisville 6/27/1944 9 5 Chicago Bears / 4th / 60th pick / 1966
San Diego Chargers / 8th / 72nd pick / 1966
81 Gary Butler 24 8 0 235 6-3 Rice 1/11/1951 2 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 27th pick / 1973
60 Wally Chambers* 24 RDT 14 14 250 6-6 East. Kentucky 5/15/1951 2 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 8th pick / 1973
45 Craig Clemons 26 FS 14 14 195 5-11 Iowa 6/1/1949 3 5 Chicago Bears / 1st / 12th pick / 1972
36 Tom Donchez 23 14 0 216 6-2 Penn St. 3/10/1952 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 102nd pick / 1975
10 Bobby Douglass 28 qb 1 1 225 6-4 Kansas 6/22/1947 6 0 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 41st pick / 1969
43 Earl Douthitt 23 9 0 188 6-2 Iowa 9/8/1952 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 7th / 178th pick / 1975
37 Cid Edwards 32 8 4 230 6-3 Tennessee St. 10/10/1943 7 1
48 Allan Ellis 24 LCB 14 14 185 5-11 UCLA 8/19/1951 2 4 Chicago Bears / 5th / 107th pick / 1973
54 Larry Ely 28 MLB 12 10 230 6-1 Iowa 12/19/1947 5 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 16th / 397th pick / 1970
43 George Farmer 27 2 1 214 6-4 UCLA 4/19/1948 5 0 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 54th pick / 1970
59 Carl Gersbach 28 10 0 230 6-1 Duke,West Chester 1/8/1947 5 2
27 Bob Grim 30 WR 14 13 200 6-0 Oregon St. 5/8/1945 8 3 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 28th pick / 1967
30 Jimmy Gunn 27 4 2 220 6-1 USC 11/27/1948 5 2 Chicago Bears / 13th / 314th pick / 1970
35 Roland Harper 22 FB 13 10 208 5-11 Louisiana Tech 2/28/1953 Rook 4 Chicago Bears / 17th / 420th pick / 1975
84 Richard Harris 27 RDE 12 8 260 6-5 Grambling St. 1/21/1948 4 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 5th pick / 1971
73 Mike Hartenstine 22 LDE 14 14 251 6-3 Penn St. 7/27/1953 Rook 5 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 31st pick / 1975
72 Gary Hrivnak 24 de 14 4 252 6-5 Purdue 3/3/1951 2 2 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 48th pick / 1973
19 Gary Huff 24 QB 14 9 195 6-1 Florida St. 4/27/1951 2 2 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1973
65 Noah Jackson 24 LG 14 14 267 6-2 Tampa 4/14/1951 Rook 5 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 161st pick / 1974
31 Bill Knox 24 14 0 190 5-9 Purdue 6/19/1951 1 2
88 Greg Latta 23 te 14 4 227 6-3 Morgan St. 10/13/1952 Rook 2 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 188th pick / 1974
24 Virgil Livers 23 KR 14 7 176 5-8 West. Kentucky 3/26/1952 Rook 4 Chicago Bears / 4th / 83rd pick / 1975
22 Johnny Musso 25 2 0 201 5-11 Alabama 3/6/1950 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1972
51 Dan Neal 26 c 6 3 250 6-4 Kentucky 8/30/1949 2 1 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 270th pick / 1973
78 Bob Newton 26 g 6 1 257 6-4 Nebraska 8/16/1949 4 1 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 71st pick / 1971
63 Mark Nordquist 30 RG 14 13 246 6-4 Pacific 11/3/1945 7 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 124th pick / 1968
68 Jim Osborne 26 dt 12 3 250 6-3 Southern 9/7/1949 3 1 Chicago Bears / 7th / 182nd pick / 1972
86 Bob Parsons 25 P 14 10 234 6-4 Penn St. 6/29/1950 3 4 Chicago Bears / 5th / 117th pick / 1972
34 Walter Payton 22 RB 13 7 200 5-10 Jackson St. 7/25/1953 Rook 6 Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1975
53 Dan Peiffer 24 C 11 11 252 6-3 SE Missouri St. 3/29/1951 Rook 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 14th / 346th pick / 1973
58 Bob Pifferini 25 14 1 226 6-2 UCLA 6/27/1950 3 2 Chicago Bears / 6th / 133rd pick / 1972
46 Doug Plank 22 SS 14 14 200 6-0 Ohio St. 3/4/1953 Rook 4 Chicago Bears / 12th / 291st pick / 1975
80 Bo Rather 25 WR 14 14 184 6-1 Michigan 10/7/1950 2 6 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 104th pick / 1973
57 Don Rives 24 lb 2 1 225 6-2 Texas Tech 8/30/1951 2 0 Chicago Bears / 15th / 370th pick / 1973
76 Ron Rydalch 23 3 0 260 6-4 Utah 1/1/1952 Rook 2 New York Jets / 8th / 197th pick / 1974
85 Steve Schubert 24 12 0 185 5-10 Massachusetts 3/15/1951 1 1
75 Jeff Sevy 25 RT 14 12 260 6-5 California 10/24/1950 Rook 4 Chicago Bears / 12th / 290th pick / 1974
69 Revie Sorey 22 14 0 260 6-2 Illinois 9/10/1953 Rook 3 Chicago Bears / 5th / 110th pick / 1975
71 Roger Stillwell 24 LDT 13 11 260 6-5 Stanford 11/17/1951 Rook 4 Chicago Bears / 9th / 212th pick / 1975
16 Bob Thomas 23 K 14 0 178 5-10 Notre Dame 8/7/1952 Rook 2 Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 388th pick / 1974
89 Mel Tom 34 6 4 249 6-4 Hawaii,San Jose St. 8/4/1941 8 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 89th pick / 1966
33 Ted Vactor 31 4 0 185 6-0 Nebraska 5/27/1944 6 2
21 Nemiah Wilson 32 7 7 165 6-0 Grambling St. 4/6/1943 10 2
Team Total 25.5 14 223.5 6-1.9 2.7