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1984 Chicago Bears

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10-6-0, Finished 1st in NFC Central Division  · 1984 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.7, Offense: -1.7, Defense: 6.4, SoS: -0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 325 points (20.3/g), 16th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 248 points (15.5/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 77 points (4.8/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 10.5-5.5.

Coach: Mike Ditka (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ed Hughes
 Defensive Coordinator: Buddy Ryan

Stadium: Soldier Field
 Training Camp: UW Platteville (Platteville, Wisconsin)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Jim McMahon 25 2 9 85 for 143, 1,146 yards, 8 td, 2 int, & 39 rushes for 276 yards and 2 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 5th pick / 1982
RB Walter Payton*+ 31 9 16 381 rushes for 1,684 yards, 11 td, & 45 catches for 368 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1975
FB Matt Suhey 26 4 16 124 rushes for 424 yards, 4 td, & 42 catches for 312 yards and 2 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 46th pick / 1980
WR Willie Gault 24 1 15 34 catches for 587 yards, 6 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 18th pick / 1983
WR Dennis McKinnon 23 1 12 29 catches for 431 yards, 3 td, & 2 rushes for 12 yards and 0 td
TE Emery Moorehead 30 7 9 29 catches for 497 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for -2 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 6th / 153rd pick / 1977
LT Jimbo Covert 24 1 16 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1983
LG Mark Bortz 23 1 15 Chicago Bears / 8th / 219th pick / 1983
C Jay Hilgenberg 25 3 16
RG Kurt Becker 26 2 16 Chicago Bears / 6th / 146th pick / 1982
RT Keith Van Horne 27 3 14 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1981
 Defensive Starters
LDE Mike Hartenstine 31 9 14 7.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 31st pick / 1975
LDT Steve McMichael 27 4 16 10.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1980
RDT Dan Hampton*+ 27 5 15 11.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1979
RDE Richard Dent* 24 1 10 17.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 8th / 203rd pick / 1983
LLB Otis Wilson 27 4 15 6.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 19th pick / 1980
MLB Mike Singletary*+ 26 3 16 3.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 38th pick / 1981
RLB Al Harris 28 5 16 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 9th pick / 1979
LCB Mike Richardson 23 1 15 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1983
RCB Leslie Frazier 25 3 11 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
SS Todd Bell* 26 3 16 4.5 sacks, 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 95th pick / 1981
FS Gary Fencik 30 8 16 1.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 10th / 281st pick / 1976
 Special Teams Starters
K Bob Thomas 32 9 0 22 of 28 field goals & 35 of 37 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 388th pick / 1974
P Dave Finzer 25 Rook 0 83 punts for a 40.1 average, 2 blocked
PR Jeff Fisher 26 3 0 57 punt returns for a 8.6 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 7th / 177th pick / 1981
KR Jack Cameron 23 Rook 1 26 kick returns for a 18.7 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
86 Brad Anderson 23 wr 13 3 198 6-2 BYU,Arizona 1/21/1961 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 8th / 212th pick / 1984
60 Tom Andrews 22 7 0 265 6-4 Louisville 1/11/1962 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 4th / 98th pick / 1984
7 Bob Avellini 31 qb 4 1 208 6-2 Maryland 8/28/1953 9 1 Chicago Bears / 6th / 135th pick / 1975
84 Brian Baschnagel 30 wr 16 1 187 5-11 Ohio St. 1/8/1954 8 1 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 66th pick / 1976
79 Kurt Becker 26 RG 16 16 271 6-5 Michigan 12/22/1958 2 8 Chicago Bears / 6th / 146th pick / 1982
25 Todd Bell* 26 SS 16 16 207 6-1 Ohio St. 11/28/1958 3 15 Chicago Bears / 4th / 95th pick / 1981
62 Mark Bortz 23 LG 15 15 282 6-6 Iowa 2/12/1961 1 7 Chicago Bears / 8th / 219th pick / 1983
54 Brian Cabral 28 16 0 233 6-1 Colorado 6/23/1956 5 1 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 95th pick / 1978
30 Jack Cameron 23 KR 16 1 182 6-0 Winston-Salem St. 11/5/1961 Rook 0
74 Jimbo Covert 24 LT 16 16 277 6-4 Pittsburgh 3/22/1960 1 8 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1983
95 Richard Dent* 24 RDE 16 10 265 6-5 Tennessee St. 12/13/1960 1 13 Chicago Bears / 8th / 203rd pick / 1983
22 Dave Duerson 24 16 0 207 6-1 Notre Dame 11/28/1960 1 2 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 64th pick / 1983
88 Pat Dunsmore 27 11 0 237 6-3 Drake 10/2/1957 1 1 Chicago Bears / 4th / 107th pick / 1983
64 Rob Fada 23 g 14 1 265 6-2 Pittsburgh 5/7/1961 1 2 Chicago Bears / 9th / 230th pick / 1983
45 Gary Fencik 30 FS 16 16 194 6-1 Yale 6/11/1954 8 9 Miami Dolphins / 10th / 281st pick / 1976
15 Dave Finzer 25 P 16 0 195 6-1 Illinois,DePauw 2/3/1959 Rook 1
24 Jeff Fisher 26 PR 16 0 188 5-10 USC 2/25/1958 3 0 Chicago Bears / 7th / 177th pick / 1981
21 Leslie Frazier 25 RCB 11 11 189 6-0 Alcorn St. 4/3/1959 3 6
71 Andy Frederick 30 t 16 2 257 6-6 New Mexico 7/25/1954 7 2 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 137th pick / 1977
4 Steve Fuller 27 qb 6 4 198 6-4 Clemson 1/5/1957 5 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 23rd pick / 1979
83 Willie Gault 24 WR 16 15 181 6-0 Tennessee 9/5/1960 1 6 Chicago Bears / 1st / 18th pick / 1983
23 Shaun Gayle 22 rcb 15 6 202 5-11 Ohio St. 3/8/1962 Rook 4 Chicago Bears / 10th / 271st pick / 1984
29 Dennis Gentry 25 16 0 181 5-8 Baylor 2/10/1959 2 1 Chicago Bears / 4th / 89th pick / 1982
99 Dan Hampton*+ 27 RDT 15 15 264 6-5 Arkansas 9/19/1957 5 19 Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1979
90 Al Harris 28 RLB 16 16 250 6-5 Arizona St. 12/31/1956 5 8 Chicago Bears / 1st / 9th pick / 1979
73 Mike Hartenstine 31 LDE 16 14 251 6-3 Penn St. 7/27/1953 9 8 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 31st pick / 1975
63 Jay Hilgenberg 25 C 16 16 259 6-3 Iowa 3/21/1959 3 8
75 Stefan Humphries 22 10 0 265 6-3 Michigan 1/20/1962 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 71st pick / 1984
32 Anthony Hutchison 23 12 0 186 5-10 Texas Tech 2/4/1961 1 0 Chicago Bears / 10th / 256th pick / 1983
49 Donald Jordan 22 13 0 210 6-0 Houston 2/9/1962 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 12th / 330th pick / 1984
98 Tyrone Keys 24 rde 14 7 272 6-7 Mississippi St. 10/24/1960 1 4 New York Jets / 5th / 113th pick / 1981
89 Mitch Krenk 25 8 0 225 6-2 Nebraska 11/19/1959 Rook 0
11 Greg Landry 38 qb 1 1 210 6-4 Massachusetts 12/18/1946 16 1 Detroit Lions / 1st / 11th pick / 1968
12 Rusty Lisch 28 qb 7 1 213 6-3 Notre Dame 12/21/1956 4 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 89th pick / 1980
58 Wilber Marshall 22 lb 15 1 231 6-1 Florida 4/18/1962 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1984
85 Dennis McKinnon 23 WR 12 12 185 6-1 Florida St. 8/22/1961 1 5
9 Jim McMahon 25 QB 9 9 195 6-1 BYU 8/21/1959 2 6 Chicago Bears / 1st / 5th pick / 1982
76 Steve McMichael 27 LDT 16 16 270 6-2 Texas 10/17/1957 4 9 New England Patriots / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1980
87 Emery Moorehead 30 TE 16 9 218 6-2 Colorado 3/22/1954 7 5 New York Giants / 6th / 153rd pick / 1977
68 Jim Osborne 35 16 0 250 6-3 Southern 9/7/1949 12 1 Chicago Bears / 7th / 182nd pick / 1972
34 Walter Payton*+ 31 RB 16 16 200 5-10 Jackson St. 7/25/1953 9 16 Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1975
20 Kevin Potter 25 1 0 188 5-10 Missouri 12/19/1959 1 0 Houston Oilers / 9th / 226th pick / 1983
53 Dan Rains 28 16 0 224 6-1 Cincinnati 4/26/1956 2 1
27 Mike Richardson 23 LCB 15 15 187 6-0 Arizona St. 5/23/1961 1 8 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1983
59 Ron Rivera 22 15 0 239 6-3 California 1/7/1962 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 44th pick / 1984
81 Jay Saldi 30 te 15 7 225 6-3 South Carolina 10/8/1954 8 1
44 Terry Schmidt 32 16 0 177 6-0 Ball St. 5/28/1952 10 1 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 121st pick / 1974
50 Mike Singletary*+ 26 MLB 16 16 230 6-0 Baylor 10/9/1958 3 17 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 38th pick / 1981
26 Matt Suhey 26 FB 16 16 217 5-11 Penn St. 7/7/1958 4 6 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 46th pick / 1980
16 Bob Thomas 32 K 16 0 178 5-10 Notre Dame 8/7/1952 9 4 Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 388th pick / 1974
33 Calvin Thomas 24 16 0 239 5-11 Illinois 1/7/1960 2 2
78 Keith Van Horne 27 RT 14 14 281 6-6 USC 11/6/1957 3 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1981
70 Henry Waechter 25 de 2 2 270 6-5 Nebraska 2/13/1959 2 1 Chicago Bears / 7th / 173rd pick / 1982
55 Otis Wilson 27 LLB 15 15 227 6-2 Syracuse,Louisville 9/15/1957 4 8 Chicago Bears / 1st / 19th pick / 1980
Team Total 26.3 16 224.2 6-1.8 3.5