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1985 Chicago Bears

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15-1-0, Finished 1st in NFC Central Division  · 1985 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 15.9, Offense: 6.5, Defense: 9.4, SoS: -0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 456 points (28.5/g), 2nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 198 points (12.4/g), 1st.
 Differential of 258 points (16.1/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 14.1-1.9.

Coach: Mike Ditka (15-1-0)
 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* 26 3 11 178 for 313, 2,392 yards, 15 td, 11 int, & 47 rushes for 252 yards and 3 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 5th pick / 1982
RB Walter Payton*+ 32 10 16 324 rushes for 1,551 yards, 9 td, & 49 catches for 483 yards and 2 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1975
FB Matt Suhey 27 5 16 115 rushes for 471 yards, 1 td, & 33 catches for 295 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 46th pick / 1980
WR Willie Gault 25 2 16 33 catches for 704 yards, 1 td, & 5 rushes for 18 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 18th pick / 1983
WR Dennis McKinnon 24 2 13 31 catches for 555 yards, 7 td, & 1 rush for 0 yards and 0 td
TE Emery Moorehead 31 8 14 35 catches for 481 yards, 1 td New York Giants / 6th / 153rd pick / 1977
LT Jimbo Covert*+ 25 2 15 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1983
LG Mark Bortz 24 2 16 Chicago Bears / 8th / 219th pick / 1983
C Jay Hilgenberg* 26 4 16 1 fumble recovered
RG Tom Thayer 24 Rook 13 Chicago Bears / 4th / 91st pick / 1983
RT Keith Van Horne 28 4 16 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1981
 Defensive Starters
LDE Dan Hampton* 28 6 15 6.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1979
LDT Steve McMichael+ 28 5 16 8.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1980
RDT William Perry 23 Rook 9 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 22nd pick / 1985
RDE Richard Dent*+ 25 2 16 17.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 8th / 203rd pick / 1983
LLB Otis Wilson* 28 5 16 10.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 19th pick / 1980
MLB Mike Singletary*+ 27 4 16 3.0 sacks, 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 38th pick / 1981
RLB Wilber Marshall 23 1 15 6.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1984
LCB Mike Richardson 24 2 14 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1983
RCB Leslie Frazier 26 4 16 0.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
SS Dave Duerson* 25 2 15 2.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 3rd / 64th pick / 1983
FS Gary Fencik 31 9 16 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 10th / 281st pick / 1976
 Special Teams Starters
K Kevin Butler 23 Rook 0 31 of 37 field goals & 51 of 51 extra points Chicago Bears / 4th / 105th pick / 1985
P Maury Buford 25 3 0 68 punts for a 42.2 average, 1 blocked San Diego Chargers / 8th / 215th pick / 1982
PR Ken Taylor 22 Rook 1 25 punt returns for a 7.9 average and 0 td
KR Willie Gault 25 2 16 22 kick returns for a 26.2 average and 1 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 18th pick / 1983

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 24 14 0 198 6-2 BYU,Arizona 1/21/1961 1 0 Chicago Bears / 8th / 212th pick / 1984
60 Tom Andrews 23 14 0 265 6-4 Louisville 1/11/1962 1 1 Chicago Bears / 4th / 98th pick / 1984
79 Kurt Becker 27 g 3 3 271 6-5 Michigan 12/22/1958 3 2 Chicago Bears / 6th / 146th pick / 1982
62 Mark Bortz 24 LG 16 16 282 6-6 Iowa 2/12/1961 2 8 Chicago Bears / 8th / 219th pick / 1983
8 Maury Buford 25 P 16 0 191 6-1 Texas Tech 2/18/1960 3 2 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 215th pick / 1982
6 Kevin Butler 23 K 16 0 215 6-0 Georgia 7/24/1962 Rook 5 Chicago Bears / 4th / 105th pick / 1985
54 Brian Cabral 29 1 0 233 6-1 Colorado 6/23/1956 6 0 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 95th pick / 1978
74 Jimbo Covert*+ 25 LT 15 15 277 6-4 Pittsburgh 3/22/1960 2 15 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1983
95 Richard Dent*+ 25 RDE 16 16 265 6-5 Tennessee St. 12/13/1960 2 19 Chicago Bears / 8th / 203rd pick / 1983
22 Dave Duerson* 25 SS 15 15 207 6-1 Notre Dame 11/28/1960 2 11 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 64th pick / 1983
45 Gary Fencik 31 FS 16 16 194 6-1 Yale 6/11/1954 9 14 Miami Dolphins / 10th / 281st pick / 1976
21 Leslie Frazier 26 RCB 16 16 189 6-0 Alcorn St. 4/3/1959 4 9
71 Andy Frederick 31 t 16 1 257 6-6 New Mexico 7/25/1954 8 2 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 137th pick / 1977
4 Steve Fuller 28 qb 16 5 198 6-4 Clemson 1/5/1957 6 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 23rd pick / 1979
83 Willie Gault 25 KR 16 16 181 6-0 Tennessee 9/5/1960 2 9 Chicago Bears / 1st / 18th pick / 1983
23 Shaun Gayle 23 16 0 202 5-11 Ohio St. 3/8/1962 1 1 Chicago Bears / 10th / 271st pick / 1984
29 Dennis Gentry 26 16 0 181 5-8 Baylor 2/10/1959 3 3 Chicago Bears / 4th / 89th pick / 1982
99 Dan Hampton* 28 LDE 16 15 264 6-5 Arkansas 9/19/1957 6 14 Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1979
73 Mike Hartenstine 32 LDE 16 8 251 6-3 Penn St. 7/27/1953 10 5 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 31st pick / 1975
63 Jay Hilgenberg* 26 C 16 16 259 6-3 Iowa 3/21/1959 4 11
75 Stefan Humphries 23 11 0 265 6-3 Michigan 1/20/1962 1 1 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 71st pick / 1984
98 Tyrone Keys 25 16 0 272 6-7 Mississippi St. 10/24/1960 2 1 New York Jets / 5th / 113th pick / 1981
81 James Maness 22 8 0 174 6-1 TCU 5/1/1963 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 78th pick / 1985
82 Ken Margerum 27 wr 16 2 175 6-0 Stanford 10/5/1958 4 2 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 67th pick / 1981
58 Wilber Marshall 23 RLB 16 15 231 6-1 Florida 4/18/1962 1 9 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1984
85 Dennis McKinnon 24 WR 14 13 185 6-1 Florida St. 8/22/1961 2 6
9 Jim McMahon* 26 QB 13 11 195 6-1 BYU 8/21/1959 3 12 Chicago Bears / 1st / 5th pick / 1982
76 Steve McMichael+ 28 LDT 16 16 270 6-2 Texas 10/17/1957 5 17 New England Patriots / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1980
87 Emery Moorehead 31 TE 15 14 218 6-2 Colorado 3/22/1954 8 5 New York Giants / 6th / 153rd pick / 1977
51 Jim Morrissey 23 15 0 223 6-3 Michigan St. 12/24/1962 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 11th / 302nd pick / 1985
89 Keith Ortego 22 7 0 180 6-0 McNeese St. 8/30/1963 Rook 0
34 Walter Payton*+ 32 RB 16 16 200 5-10 Jackson St. 7/25/1953 10 18 Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1975
72 William Perry 23 RDT 16 9 335 6-2 Clemson 12/16/1962 Rook 6 Chicago Bears / 1st / 22nd pick / 1985
48 Reggie Phillips 25 db 16 1 170 5-10 SMU 12/12/1960 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 49th pick / 1985
27 Mike Richardson 24 LCB 14 14 187 6-0 Arizona St. 5/23/1961 2 8 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1983
59 Ron Rivera 23 16 0 239 6-3 California 1/7/1962 1 2 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 44th pick / 1984
20 Thomas Sanders 23 15 0 203 5-11 Texas A&M 1/4/1962 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 9th / 250th pick / 1985
50 Mike Singletary*+ 27 MLB 16 16 230 6-0 Baylor 10/9/1958 4 17 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 38th pick / 1981
26 Matt Suhey 27 FB 16 16 217 5-11 Penn St. 7/7/1958 5 7 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 46th pick / 1980
31 Ken Taylor 22 PR 16 1 185 6-1 Oregon St. 9/2/1963 Rook 0
57 Tom Thayer 24 RG 16 13 271 6-4 Notre Dame 8/16/1961 Rook 7 Chicago Bears / 4th / 91st pick / 1983
33 Calvin Thomas 25 14 0 239 5-11 Illinois 1/7/1960 3 1
52 Cliff Thrift 29 lb 16 2 232 6-1 East Central (OK) 5/3/1956 6 2 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1979
18 Mike Tomczak 23 6 0 202 6-1 Ohio St. 10/23/1962 Rook 0
78 Keith Van Horne 28 RT 16 16 281 6-6 USC 11/6/1957 4 8 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1981
70 Henry Waechter 26 13 0 270 6-5 Nebraska 2/13/1959 3 1 Chicago Bears / 7th / 173rd pick / 1982
55 Otis Wilson* 28 LLB 16 16 227 6-2 Syracuse,Louisville 9/15/1957 5 15 Chicago Bears / 1st / 19th pick / 1980
80 Tim Wrightman 25 te 16 3 237 6-3 UCLA 3/27/1960 Rook 5 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1982
Team Total 25.7 16 226.9 6-1.8 3.0