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1982 Chicago Bears

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3-6-0, Finished 5th in NFC Central Division  · 1982 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.4, Offense: -4.2, Defense: -1.2, SoS: -1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 141 points (15.7/g), 22nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 174 points (19.3/g), 13th.
 Differential of -33 points (-3.7/g), 22nd.  Expected W-L: 3.4-5.6.

Coach: Mike Ditka (3-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ed Hughes
 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 Jim McMahon 23 Rook 7 120 for 210, 1,501 yards, 9 td, 7 int, & 24 rushes for 105 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 5th pick / 1982
RB Walter Payton 29 7 9 148 rushes for 596 yards, 1 td, & 32 catches for 311 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1975
FB Matt Suhey 24 2 8 70 rushes for 206 yards, 3 td, & 36 catches for 333 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 46th pick / 1980
WR Brian Baschnagel 28 6 9 12 catches for 194 yards, 2 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 66th pick / 1976
WR Ken Margerum 24 1 9 14 catches for 207 yards, 3 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 67th pick / 1981
TE Emery Moorehead 28 5 9 30 catches for 363 yards, 5 td, & 2 rushes for 3 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 6th / 153rd pick / 1977
LT Phil McKinnely 28 6 8 Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 246th pick / 1976
LG Noah Jackson 31 7 9 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 161st pick / 1974
C Dan Neal 33 9 9 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 270th pick / 1973
RG Jeff Williams 27 5 5 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 134th pick / 1977
RT Keith Van Horne 25 1 9 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1981
 Defensive Starters
LDE Mike Hartenstine 29 7 9 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 31st pick / 1975
LDT Jim Osborne 33 10 9 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 7th / 182nd pick / 1972
RDT Dan Hampton* 25 3 9 9.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1979
RDE Al Harris 26 3 7 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 9th pick / 1979
LLB Otis Wilson 25 2 9 2.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 19th pick / 1980
MLB Mike Singletary 24 1 9 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 38th pick / 1981
RLB Gary Campbell 30 5 9 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 291st pick / 1976
LCB Terry Schmidt 30 8 9 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 5th / 121st pick / 1974
RCB Leslie Frazier 23 1 6 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
SS Gary Fencik 28 6 9 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 10th / 281st pick / 1976
FS Len Walterscheid 28 5 8 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K John Roveto 24 1 0 4 of 13 field goals & 10 of 10 extra points
P Bob Parsons 32 10 0 58 punts for a 41.3 average, 0 blocked Chicago Bears / 5th / 117th pick / 1972
PR Dennis Gentry 23 Rook 0 17 punt returns for a 5.2 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 4th / 89th pick / 1982
KR Rickey Watts 25 3 0 14 kick returns for a 23.6 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 39th pick / 1979

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
7 Bob Avellini 29 qb 2 2 208 6-2 Maryland 8/28/1953 7 0 Chicago Bears / 6th / 135th pick / 1975
84 Brian Baschnagel 28 WR 9 9 187 5-11 Ohio St. 1/8/1954 6 2 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 66th pick / 1976
79 Kurt Becker 24 5 0 271 6-5 Michigan 12/22/1958 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 6th / 146th pick / 1982
25 Todd Bell 24 9 0 207 6-1 Ohio St. 11/28/1958 1 1 Chicago Bears / 4th / 95th pick / 1981
54 Brian Cabral 26 8 0 233 6-1 Colorado 6/23/1956 3 1 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 95th pick / 1978
59 Gary Campbell 30 RLB 9 9 218 6-1 Colorado 3/4/1952 5 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 291st pick / 1976
57 Al Chesley 25 lb 4 0 240 6-3 Pittsburgh 8/23/1957 3 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 296th pick / 1979
72 Jerry Doerger 22 2 0 270 6-5 Wisconsin 7/18/1960 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 8th / 200th pick / 1982
81 Robin Earl 27 te 9 1 242 6-5 Washington 3/18/1955 5 1 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 61st pick / 1977
8 Vince Evans 27 4 0 215 6-2 USC 6/14/1955 5 1 Chicago Bears / 6th / 140th pick / 1977
45 Gary Fencik 28 SS 9 9 194 6-1 Yale 6/11/1954 6 8 Miami Dolphins / 10th / 281st pick / 1976
24 Jeff Fisher 24 9 0 188 5-10 USC 2/25/1958 1 3 Chicago Bears / 7th / 177th pick / 1981
21 Leslie Frazier 23 RCB 9 6 189 6-0 Alcorn St. 4/3/1959 1 6
29 Dennis Gentry 23 PR 9 0 181 5-8 Baylor 2/10/1959 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 4th / 89th pick / 1982
99 Dan Hampton* 25 RDT 9 9 264 6-5 Arkansas 9/19/1957 3 14 Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1979
35 Roland Harper 29 8 0 208 5-11 Louisiana Tech 2/28/1953 7 0 Chicago Bears / 17th / 420th pick / 1975
90 Al Harris 26 RDE 8 7 250 6-5 Arizona St. 12/31/1956 3 6 Chicago Bears / 1st / 9th pick / 1979
73 Mike Hartenstine 29 LDE 9 9 251 6-3 Penn St. 7/27/1953 7 8 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 31st pick / 1975
71 Perry Hartnett 22 g 9 4 278 6-5 SMU 4/28/1960 Rook 3 Chicago Bears / 5th / 116th pick / 1982
20 Reuben Henderson 24 db 4 3 196 6-1 Oklahoma St.,San Diego St. 10/3/1958 1 2 Chicago Bears / 6th / 150th pick / 1981
51 Bruce Herron 28 9 0 220 6-2 New Mexico 4/14/1954 4 1 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 180th pick / 1977
63 Jay Hilgenberg 23 9 0 259 6-3 Iowa 3/21/1959 1 1
57 Bruce Huther 28 4 0 221 6-1 New Hampshire 7/23/1954 5 1
65 Noah Jackson 31 LG 9 9 267 6-2 Tampa 4/14/1951 7 6 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 161st pick / 1974
62 Dan Jiggetts 28 t 9 1 274 6-4 Harvard 3/10/1954 6 2 Chicago Bears / 6th / 161st pick / 1976
82 Ken Margerum 24 WR 9 9 175 6-0 Stanford 10/5/1958 1 3 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 67th pick / 1981
37 Willie McClendon 25 9 0 205 6-1 Georgia 9/13/1957 3 1 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 66th pick / 1979
67 Phil McKinnely 28 LT 8 8 248 6-4 UCLA 7/8/1954 6 5 Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 246th pick / 1976
9 Jim McMahon 23 QB 8 7 195 6-1 BYU 8/21/1959 Rook 8 Chicago Bears / 1st / 5th pick / 1982
76 Steve McMichael 25 9 0 270 6-2 Texas 10/17/1957 2 2 New England Patriots / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1980
87 Emery Moorehead 28 TE 9 9 218 6-2 Colorado 3/22/1954 5 5 New York Giants / 6th / 153rd pick / 1977
58 Jerry Muckensturm 29 6 0 223 6-4 Arkansas St. 10/13/1953 6 1 Chicago Bears / 7th / 190th pick / 1976
52 Dan Neal 33 C 9 9 250 6-4 Kentucky 8/30/1949 9 6 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 270th pick / 1973
68 Jim Osborne 33 LDT 9 9 250 6-3 Southern 9/7/1949 10 8 Chicago Bears / 7th / 182nd pick / 1972
86 Bob Parsons 32 P 9 0 234 6-4 Penn St. 6/29/1950 10 3 Chicago Bears / 5th / 117th pick / 1972
34 Walter Payton 29 RB 9 9 200 5-10 Jackson St. 7/25/1953 7 10 Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1975
46 Doug Plank 29 db 1 1 200 6-0 Ohio St. 3/4/1953 7 1 Chicago Bears / 12th / 291st pick / 1975
53 Dan Rains 26 2 0 224 6-1 Cincinnati 4/26/1956 Rook 0
4 John Roveto 24 K 7 0 180 6-0 La-Lafayette 2/20/1958 1 -1
44 Terry Schmidt 30 LCB 9 9 177 6-0 Ball St. 5/28/1952 8 9 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 121st pick / 1974
89 James Scott 30 5 0 190 6-1 Trinity Valley CC (TX) 3/28/1952 6 1 New York Jets / 8th / 193rd pick / 1975
50 Mike Singletary 24 MLB 9 9 230 6-0 Baylor 10/9/1958 1 8 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 38th pick / 1981
26 Matt Suhey 24 FB 9 8 217 5-11 Penn St. 7/7/1958 2 6 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 46th pick / 1980
16 Bob Thomas 30 2 0 178 5-10 Notre Dame 8/7/1952 7 2 Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 388th pick / 1974
33 Calvin Thomas 22 6 0 239 5-11 Illinois 1/7/1960 Rook 0
78 Keith Van Horne 25 RT 9 9 281 6-6 USC 11/6/1957 1 6 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1981
75 Henry Waechter 23 de 9 2 270 6-5 Nebraska 2/13/1959 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 7th / 173rd pick / 1982
23 Len Walterscheid 28 FS 9 8 190 5-11 Southern Utah 9/13/1954 5 7
80 Rickey Watts 25 KR 9 0 203 6-1 Tulsa 5/16/1957 3 3 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 39th pick / 1979
88 Brooks Williams 28 9 0 226 6-4 North Carolina 12/7/1954 4 0 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 199th pick / 1978
74 Jeff Williams 27 RG 5 5 256 6-4 Rhode Island 4/15/1955 5 3 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 134th pick / 1977
43 Walt Williams 28 4 0 185 6-1 Ashland,New Mexico St. 7/10/1954 5 0 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1977
55 Otis Wilson 25 LLB 9 9 227 6-2 Syracuse,Louisville 9/15/1957 2 9 Chicago Bears / 1st / 19th pick / 1980
Team Total 26.6 9 224.0 6-1.7 3.8