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1980 Chicago Bears

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7-9-0, Finished 3rd in NFC Central Division  · 1980 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.4, Offense: -1.2, Defense: 2.6, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 304 points (19.0/g), 17th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 264 points (16.5/g), 4th.
 Differential of 40 points (2.5/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 9.3-6.7.

Coach: Neill Armstrong (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ken Meyer
 Defensive Coordinator: Buddy Ryan

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 Vince Evans 25 3 10 148 for 278, 2,039 yards, 11 td, 16 int, & 60 rushes for 306 yards and 8 td Chicago Bears / 6th / 140th pick / 1977
RB Walter Payton*+ 27 5 16 317 rushes for 1,460 yards, 6 td, & 46 catches for 367 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1975
FB Roland Harper 27 5 12 113 rushes for 404 yards, 5 td, & 7 catches for 31 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 17th / 420th pick / 1975
WR Brian Baschnagel 26 4 15 28 catches for 396 yards, 2 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 66th pick / 1976
WR James Scott 28 4 12 36 catches for 696 yards, 3 td New York Jets / 8th / 193rd pick / 1975
TE Robin Earl 25 3 13 18 catches for 223 yards, 3 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 61st pick / 1977
LT Ted Albrecht 26 3 16 Chicago Bears / 1st / 15th pick / 1977
LG Noah Jackson 29 5 16 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 161st pick / 1974
C Dan Neal 31 7 16 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 270th pick / 1973
RG Revie Sorey 27 5 16 Chicago Bears / 5th / 110th pick / 1975
RT Dennis Lick 26 4 16 Chicago Bears / 1st / 8th pick / 1976
 Defensive Starters
LDE Dan Hampton* 23 1 16 Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1979
LDT Jim Osborne 31 8 16 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 7th / 182nd pick / 1972
RDT Alan Page 35 13 16 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 15th pick / 1967
RDE Mike Hartenstine 27 5 16 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 31st pick / 1975
LLB Jerry Muckensturm 27 4 15 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 7th / 190th pick / 1976
MLB Tom Hicks 28 4 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 6th / 151st pick / 1975
RLB Gary Campbell 28 3 16 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 291st pick / 1976
LCB Terry Schmidt 28 6 16 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 5th / 121st pick / 1974
RCB Allan Ellis 29 7 16 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 5th / 107th pick / 1973
SS Gary Fencik* 26 4 15 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 10th / 281st pick / 1976
FS Doug Plank 27 5 15 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 12th / 291st pick / 1975
 Special Teams Starters
K Bob Thomas 28 5 0 13 of 18 field goals & 35 of 37 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 388th pick / 1974
P Bob Parsons 30 8 0 79 punts for a 40.6 average, 0 blocked Chicago Bears / 5th / 117th pick / 1972
PR Len Walterscheid 26 3 2 33 punt returns for a 7.2 average and 0 td
KR Dave Williams 26 3 3 27 kick returns for a 24.7 average and 1 td Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 208th pick / 1976

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
64 Ted Albrecht 26 LT 16 16 253 6-4 California 10/8/1954 3 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 15th pick / 1977
84 Brian Baschnagel 26 WR 16 15 187 5-11 Ohio St. 1/8/1954 4 4 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 66th pick / 1976
49 Dave Becker 23 11 0 190 6-2 Iowa 1/15/1957 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 12th / 312th pick / 1979
59 Gary Campbell 28 RLB 16 16 218 6-1 Colorado 3/4/1952 3 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 291st pick / 1976
87 Mike Cobb 25 te 4 3 244 6-5 Michigan St. 12/10/1955 3 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 22nd pick / 1977
81 Robin Earl 25 TE 16 13 242 6-5 Washington 3/18/1955 3 2 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 61st pick / 1977
48 Allan Ellis 29 RCB 16 16 185 5-11 UCLA 8/19/1951 7 9 Chicago Bears / 5th / 107th pick / 1973
8 Vince Evans 25 QB 13 10 215 6-2 USC 6/14/1955 3 10 Chicago Bears / 6th / 140th pick / 1977
45 Gary Fencik* 26 SS 15 15 194 6-1 Yale 6/11/1954 4 12 Miami Dolphins / 10th / 281st pick / 1976
85 Bob Fisher 22 te 16 2 240 6-3 SMU 3/17/1958 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 12th / 323rd pick / 1980
36 Wentford Gaines 27 8 0 185 6-0 Ferrum,Tennessee Tech,Cincinnati 2/4/1953 2 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 265th pick / 1976
83 Kris Haines 23 wr 16 2 183 5-11 Notre Dame 7/23/1957 1 1 Washington Redskins / 9th / 233rd pick / 1979
99 Dan Hampton* 23 LDE 16 16 264 6-5 Arkansas 9/19/1957 1 11 Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1979
35 Roland Harper 27 FB 12 12 208 5-11 Louisiana Tech 2/28/1953 5 3 Chicago Bears / 17th / 420th pick / 1975
90 Al Harris 24 16 0 250 6-5 Arizona St. 12/31/1956 1 1 Chicago Bears / 1st / 9th pick / 1979
73 Mike Hartenstine 27 RDE 16 16 251 6-3 Penn St. 7/27/1953 5 8 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 31st pick / 1975
51 Bruce Herron 26 15 0 220 6-2 New Mexico 4/14/1954 2 1 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 180th pick / 1977
54 Tom Hicks 28 MLB 14 14 235 6-4 Illinois 12/18/1952 4 8 Chicago Bears / 6th / 151st pick / 1975
47 Jonathan Hoke 23 11 0 175 5-11 Ball St. 1/24/1957 Rook 1
65 Noah Jackson 29 LG 16 16 267 6-2 Tampa 4/14/1951 5 7 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 161st pick / 1974
62 Dan Jiggetts 26 15 0 274 6-4 Harvard 3/10/1954 4 1 Chicago Bears / 6th / 161st pick / 1976
57 Lee Kunz 23 lb 16 2 226 6-2 Nebraska 4/21/1957 1 2 Chicago Bears / 7th / 174th pick / 1979
70 Dennis Lick 26 RT 16 16 266 6-3 Wisconsin 4/26/1954 4 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 8th pick / 1976
29 Vaughn Lusby 24 2 0 178 5-10 Arkansas 8/23/1956 1 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 91st pick / 1979
37 Willie McClendon 23 16 0 205 6-1 Georgia 9/13/1957 1 1 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 66th pick / 1979
71 Rocco Moore 25 7 0 276 6-5 West. Michigan 3/31/1955 Rook 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 283rd pick / 1977
58 Jerry Muckensturm 27 LLB 15 15 223 6-4 Arkansas St. 10/13/1953 4 9 Chicago Bears / 7th / 190th pick / 1976
52 Dan Neal 31 C 16 16 250 6-4 Kentucky 8/30/1949 7 7 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 270th pick / 1973
68 Jim Osborne 31 LDT 16 16 250 6-3 Southern 9/7/1949 8 9 Chicago Bears / 7th / 182nd pick / 1972
82 Alan Page 35 RDT 16 16 245 6-4 Notre Dame 8/7/1945 13 10 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 15th pick / 1967
86 Bob Parsons 30 P 16 0 234 6-4 Penn St. 6/29/1950 8 2 Chicago Bears / 5th / 117th pick / 1972
34 Walter Payton*+ 27 RB 16 16 200 5-10 Jackson St. 7/25/1953 5 15 Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1975
15 Mike Phipps 33 qb 7 6 208 6-3 Purdue 11/19/1947 10 3 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 3rd pick / 1970
46 Doug Plank 27 FS 15 15 200 6-0 Ohio St. 3/4/1953 5 9 Chicago Bears / 12th / 291st pick / 1975
76 Ron Rydalch 28 16 0 260 6-4 Utah 1/1/1952 5 1 New York Jets / 8th / 197th pick / 1974
44 Terry Schmidt 28 LCB 16 16 177 6-0 Ball St. 5/28/1952 6 9 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 121st pick / 1974
89 James Scott 28 WR 15 12 190 6-1 Trinity Valley CC (TX) 3/28/1952 4 7 New York Jets / 8th / 193rd pick / 1975
72 Brad Shearer 25 13 0 250 6-3 Texas 8/10/1955 2 1 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 74th pick / 1978
30 John Skibinski 25 16 0 222 6-0 Purdue 4/27/1955 2 1 Chicago Bears / 6th / 139th pick / 1978
69 Revie Sorey 27 RG 16 16 260 6-2 Illinois 9/10/1953 5 7 Chicago Bears / 5th / 110th pick / 1975
26 Matt Suhey 22 rb 16 1 217 5-11 Penn St. 7/7/1958 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 46th pick / 1980
53 Paul Tabor 24 16 0 241 6-4 Oklahoma 11/30/1956 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 5th / 130th pick / 1980
16 Bob Thomas 28 K 16 0 178 5-10 Notre Dame 8/7/1952 5 3 Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 388th pick / 1974
43 Mike Ulmer 26 3 0 196 6-0 Doane 12/28/1954 Rook 0
23 Len Walterscheid 26 PR 15 2 190 5-11 Southern Utah 9/13/1954 3 0
80 Rickey Watts 23 wr 15 1 203 6-1 Tulsa 5/16/1957 1 5 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 39th pick / 1979
22 Dave Williams 26 KR 16 3 210 6-2 Colorado 3/10/1954 3 3 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 208th pick / 1976
55 Otis Wilson 23 lb 16 1 227 6-2 Syracuse,Louisville 9/15/1957 Rook 3 Chicago Bears / 1st / 19th pick / 1980
Team Total 26.2 16 222.1 6-1.8 3.4