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1986 Chicago Bears

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14-2-0, Finished 1st in NFC Central Division  · 1986 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.6, Offense: -0.1, Defense: 7.7, SoS: -2.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 352 points (22.0/g), 13th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 187 points (11.7/g), 1st.
 Differential of 165 points (10.3/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 13.1-2.9.

Coach: Mike Ditka (14-2-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ed Hughes
 Defensive Coordinator: Vince Tobin
 Other Notable Asst.: Dave McGinnis (Linebackers)

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Mike Tomczak 24 1 7 74 for 151, 1,105 yards, 2 td, 10 int, & 23 rushes for 117 yards and 3 td
RB Walter Payton* 33 11 16 321 rushes for 1,333 yards, 8 td, & 37 catches for 382 yards and 3 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1975
FB Matt Suhey 28 6 14 84 rushes for 270 yards, 2 td, & 24 catches for 235 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 46th pick / 1980
WR Willie Gault 26 3 16 42 catches for 818 yards, 5 td, & 8 rushes for 79 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 18th pick / 1983
WR Keith Ortego 23 1 13 23 catches for 430 yards, 2 td
TE Emery Moorehead 32 9 16 26 catches for 390 yards, 1 td New York Giants / 6th / 153rd pick / 1977
LT Jimbo Covert*+ 26 3 16 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1983
LG Mark Bortz 25 3 15 Chicago Bears / 8th / 219th pick / 1983
C Jay Hilgenberg* 27 5 16
RG Tom Thayer 25 1 16 Chicago Bears / 4th / 91st pick / 1983
RT Keith Van Horne 29 5 16 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1981
 Defensive Starters
LDE Dan Hampton 29 7 16 10.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1979
LDT Steve McMichael* 29 6 16 8.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1980
RDT William Perry 24 1 16 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 22nd pick / 1985
RDE Richard Dent 26 3 14 11.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 8th / 203rd pick / 1983
LLB Otis Wilson 29 6 14 8.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 19th pick / 1980
MLB Mike Singletary*+ 28 5 14 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 38th pick / 1981
RLB Wilber Marshall*+ 24 2 15 5.5 sacks, 5 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1984
LCB Mike Richardson 25 3 16 0.0 sacks, 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1983
RCB Vestee Jackson 23 Rook 8 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 55th pick / 1986
SS Dave Duerson* 26 3 16 7.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 3rd / 64th pick / 1983
FS Gary Fencik 32 10 16 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 10th / 281st pick / 1976
 Special Teams Starters
K Kevin Butler 24 1 0 28 of 41 field goals & 36 of 37 extra points Chicago Bears / 4th / 105th pick / 1985
P Maury Buford 26 4 0 69 punts for a 41.3 average, 1 blocked San Diego Chargers / 8th / 215th pick / 1982
PR Lew Barnes 24 Rook 0 57 punt returns for a 8.5 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 5th / 138th pick / 1986
KR Thomas Sanders 24 1 1 22 kick returns for a 18.1 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 9th / 250th pick / 1985

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
35 Neal Anderson 22 rb 14 1 210 5-11 Florida 8/14/1964 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 1st / 27th pick / 1986
81 Lew Barnes 24 PR 16 0 163 5-8 Oregon 12/27/1962 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 5th / 138th pick / 1986
79 Kurt Becker 28 g 14 1 271 6-5 Michigan 12/22/1958 4 1 Chicago Bears / 6th / 146th pick / 1982
25 Todd Bell 28 15 0 207 6-1 Ohio St. 11/28/1958 5 2 Chicago Bears / 4th / 95th pick / 1981
68 Paul Blair 23 14 0 295 6-4 Oklahoma St. 8/3/1963 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 4th / 110th pick / 1986
62 Mark Bortz 25 LG 15 15 282 6-6 Iowa 2/12/1961 3 6 Chicago Bears / 8th / 219th pick / 1983
8 Maury Buford 26 P 16 0 191 6-1 Texas Tech 2/18/1960 4 2 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 215th pick / 1982
6 Kevin Butler 24 K 16 0 215 6-0 Georgia 7/24/1962 1 2 Chicago Bears / 4th / 105th pick / 1985
54 Brian Cabral 30 3 0 233 6-1 Colorado 6/23/1956 7 0 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 95th pick / 1978
74 Jimbo Covert*+ 26 LT 16 16 277 6-4 Pittsburgh 3/22/1960 3 13 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1983
95 Richard Dent 26 RDE 15 14 265 6-5 Tennessee St. 12/13/1960 3 9 Chicago Bears / 8th / 203rd pick / 1983
36 Maurice Douglass 22 4 0 210 5-11 Kentucky 2/12/1964 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 8th / 221st pick / 1986
22 Dave Duerson* 26 SS 16 16 207 6-1 Notre Dame 11/28/1960 3 18 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 64th pick / 1983
45 Gary Fencik 32 FS 16 16 194 6-1 Yale 6/11/1954 10 10 Miami Dolphins / 10th / 281st pick / 1976
2 Doug Flutie 24 qb 4 1 180 5-10 Boston Col. 10/23/1962 Rook 1 Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 285th pick / 1985
4 Steve Fuller 29 qb 16 2 198 6-4 Clemson 1/5/1957 7 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 23rd pick / 1979
83 Willie Gault 26 WR 16 16 181 6-0 Tennessee 9/5/1960 3 8 Chicago Bears / 1st / 18th pick / 1983
23 Shaun Gayle 24 16 0 202 5-11 Ohio St. 3/8/1962 2 2 Chicago Bears / 10th / 271st pick / 1984
29 Dennis Gentry 27 wr 15 2 181 5-8 Baylor 2/10/1959 4 4 Chicago Bears / 4th / 89th pick / 1982
99 Dan Hampton 29 LDE 16 16 264 6-5 Arkansas 9/19/1957 7 18 Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1979
90 Al Harris 30 de 16 3 250 6-5 Arizona St. 12/31/1956 7 3 Chicago Bears / 1st / 9th pick / 1979
73 Mike Hartenstine 33 de 16 2 251 6-3 Penn St. 7/27/1953 11 2 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 31st pick / 1975
63 Jay Hilgenberg* 27 C 16 16 259 6-3 Iowa 3/21/1959 5 11
75 Stefan Humphries 24 4 0 265 6-3 Michigan 1/20/1962 2 0 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 71st pick / 1984
24 Vestee Jackson 23 RCB 16 8 189 6-0 Washington 8/14/1963 Rook 7 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 55th pick / 1986
82 Ken Margerum 28 wr 1 1 175 6-0 Stanford 10/5/1958 5 0 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 67th pick / 1981
58 Wilber Marshall*+ 24 RLB 16 15 231 6-1 Florida 4/18/1962 2 23 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1984
9 Jim McMahon 27 qb 6 6 195 6-1 BYU 8/21/1959 4 3 Chicago Bears / 1st / 5th pick / 1982
76 Steve McMichael* 29 LDT 16 16 270 6-2 Texas 10/17/1957 6 18 New England Patriots / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1980
87 Emery Moorehead 32 TE 16 16 218 6-2 Colorado 3/22/1954 9 4 New York Giants / 6th / 153rd pick / 1977
51 Jim Morrissey 24 16 0 223 6-3 Michigan St. 12/24/1962 1 1 Chicago Bears / 11th / 302nd pick / 1985
89 Keith Ortego 23 WR 16 13 180 6-0 McNeese St. 8/30/1963 1 4
34 Walter Payton* 33 RB 16 16 200 5-10 Jackson St. 7/25/1953 11 12 Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1975
72 William Perry 24 RDT 16 16 335 6-2 Clemson 12/16/1962 1 9 Chicago Bears / 1st / 22nd pick / 1985
48 Reggie Phillips 26 RCB 16 8 170 5-10 SMU 12/12/1960 1 5 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 49th pick / 1985
86 Clay Pickering 25 4 0 215 6-5 Maine 6/2/1961 2 0
53 Dan Rains 30 9 0 224 6-1 Cincinnati 4/26/1956 4 1
27 Mike Richardson 25 LCB 16 16 187 6-0 Arizona St. 5/23/1961 3 11 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1983
59 Ron Rivera 24 lb 16 2 239 6-3 California 1/7/1962 2 2 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 44th pick / 1984
52 Larry Rubens 27 16 0 253 6-1 Montana St. 1/25/1959 4 1
20 Thomas Sanders 24 KR 16 1 203 5-11 Texas A&M 1/4/1962 1 2 Chicago Bears / 9th / 250th pick / 1985
50 Mike Singletary*+ 28 MLB 14 14 230 6-0 Baylor 10/9/1958 5 18 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 38th pick / 1981
26 Matt Suhey 28 FB 16 14 217 5-11 Penn St. 7/7/1958 6 4 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 46th pick / 1980
57 Tom Thayer 25 RG 16 16 271 6-4 Notre Dame 8/16/1961 1 7 Chicago Bears / 4th / 91st pick / 1983
33 Calvin Thomas 26 16 0 239 5-11 Illinois 1/7/1960 4 2
18 Mike Tomczak 24 QB 13 7 202 6-1 Ohio St. 10/23/1962 1 3
78 Keith Van Horne 29 RT 16 16 281 6-6 USC 11/6/1957 5 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1981
70 Henry Waechter 27 16 0 270 6-5 Nebraska 2/13/1959 4 1 Chicago Bears / 7th / 173rd pick / 1982
55 Otis Wilson 29 LLB 15 14 227 6-2 Syracuse,Louisville 9/15/1957 6 10 Chicago Bears / 1st / 19th pick / 1980
80 Tim Wrightman 26 16 0 237 6-3 UCLA 3/27/1960 1 2 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1982
Team Total 26.5 16 226.6 6-1.5 3.6