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1987 Chicago Bears

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11-4-0, Finished 1st in NFC Central Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.8, Offense: 1.5, Defense: 2.3, SoS: -1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 356 points (23.7/g), 9th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 282 points (18.8/g), 4th.
 Differential of 74 points (4.9/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 9.5-5.5.

Coach: Mike Ditka (11-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ed Hughes
 Defensive Coordinator: Vince Tobin
 Other Notable Asst.: Dave McGinnis (Linebackers)

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

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Jim McMahon 28 5 6 125 for 210, 1,639 yards, 12 td, 8 int, & 22 rushes for 88 yards and 2 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 5th pick / 1982
RB Walter Payton 34 12 12 146 rushes for 533 yards, 4 td, & 33 catches for 217 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1975
FB Neal Anderson 23 1 10 129 rushes for 586 yards, 3 td, & 47 catches for 467 yards and 3 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 27th pick / 1986
WR Willie Gault 27 4 12 35 catches for 705 yards, 7 td, & 2 rushes for 16 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 18th pick / 1983
WR Ron Morris 23 Rook 12 20 catches for 379 yards, 1 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 54th pick / 1987
TE Emery Moorehead 33 10 12 24 catches for 269 yards, 1 td New York Giants / 6th / 153rd pick / 1977
LT Jimbo Covert 27 4 9 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1983
LG Mark Bortz 26 4 12 Chicago Bears / 8th / 219th pick / 1983
C Jay Hilgenberg* 28 6 12
RG Tom Thayer 26 2 11 Chicago Bears / 4th / 91st pick / 1983
RT Keith Van Horne 30 6 12 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1981
 Defensive Starters
LDE Dan Hampton 30 8 8 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1979
LDT Steve McMichael*+ 30 7 12 7.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1980
RDT William Perry 25 2 11 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 22nd pick / 1985
RDE Richard Dent 27 4 12 12.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 8th / 203rd pick / 1983
LLB Otis Wilson 30 7 7 6.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 19th pick / 1980
MLB Mike Singletary*+ 29 6 12 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 38th pick / 1981
RLB Wilber Marshall* 25 3 12 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1984
LCB Mike Richardson 26 4 6 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1983
RCB Vestee Jackson 24 1 12 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 55th pick / 1986
SS Todd Bell 29 6 11 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 95th pick / 1981
FS Dave Duerson* 27 4 12 3.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 3rd / 64th pick / 1983
 Special Teams Starters
K Kevin Butler 25 2 0 19 of 28 field goals & 28 of 30 extra points Chicago Bears / 4th / 105th pick / 1985
P Bryan Wagner 25 Rook 0 36 punts for a 40.6 average, 1 blocked
PR Dennis McKinnon 26 4 0 40 punt returns for a 10.1 average and 2 td
KR Dennis Gentry 28 5 0 25 kick returns for a 24.8 average and 1 td Chicago Bears / 4th / 89th pick / 1982

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
54 John Adickes 23 6 0 264 6-3 Baylor 6/29/1964 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 6th / 154th pick / 1987
47 Egypt Allen 23 db 6 3 203 6-0 TCU 7/28/1964 Rook 2
70 Jim Althoff 26 dt 4 3 278 6-3 Winona St. 9/27/1961 Rook 2
35 Neal Anderson 23 FB 11 10 210 5-11 Florida 8/14/1964 1 9 Chicago Bears / 1st / 27th pick / 1986
67 John Arp 22 t 2 1 275 6-5 Lincoln (MO) 8/15/1965 Rook 1
17 Tommy Barnhardt 24 2 0 228 6-2 East Carolina,North Carolina 6/11/1963 Rook 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 223rd pick / 1986
79 Kurt Becker 29 g 12 1 271 6-5 Michigan 12/22/1958 5 2 Chicago Bears / 6th / 146th pick / 1982
97 Bobby Bell 25 lb 3 3 217 6-3 Missouri 2/7/1962 3 2 New York Jets / 4th / 91st pick / 1984
25 Todd Bell 29 SS 12 11 207 6-1 Ohio St. 11/28/1958 6 5 Chicago Bears / 4th / 95th pick / 1981
85 Todd Black 23 1 0 174 5-11 Concordia (MN) 4/12/1964 Rook 0
68 Paul Blair 24 t 10 2 295 6-4 Oklahoma St. 8/3/1963 1 2 Chicago Bears / 4th / 110th pick / 1986
62 Mark Bortz 26 LG 12 12 282 6-6 Iowa 2/12/1961 4 7 Chicago Bears / 8th / 219th pick / 1983
86 Cap Boso 24 12 0 232 6-4 Illinois 9/10/1963 1 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 207th pick / 1986
84 Sam Bowers 30 3 0 250 6-4 Tennessee St.,Fordham 12/22/1957 Rook 0
12 Steve Bradley 24 qb 1 1 216 6-2 Valparaiso,Indiana 7/16/1963 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 12th / 316th pick / 1986
32 Chris Brewer 25 rb 3 1 203 6-1 Arizona 1/23/1962 3 1 Denver Broncos / 9th / 245th pick / 1984
11 Kevin Brown 24 3 0 178 6-2 West Texas A&M 1/11/1963 Rook 1
6 Kevin Butler 25 K 12 0 215 6-0 Georgia 7/24/1962 2 2 Chicago Bears / 4th / 105th pick / 1985
94 Dick Chapura 23 2 0 277 6-3 Missouri 6/15/1964 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 10th / 277th pick / 1987
37 Darryl Clark 26 3 0 204 5-11 Texas 8/9/1961 Rook 0
74 Jimbo Covert 27 LT 9 9 277 6-4 Pittsburgh 3/22/1960 4 5 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1983
95 Richard Dent 27 RDE 12 12 265 6-5 Tennessee St. 12/13/1960 4 7 Chicago Bears / 8th / 203rd pick / 1983
37 Maurice Douglass 23 db 12 1 210 5-11 Kentucky 2/12/1964 1 2 Chicago Bears / 8th / 221st pick / 1986
30 George Duarte 23 3 0 178 5-9 Arizona St.,Northern Arizona 2/9/1964 Rook 0
22 Dave Duerson* 27 FS 12 12 207 6-1 Notre Dame 11/28/1960 4 10 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 64th pick / 1983
45 Gary Fencik 33 db 12 1 194 6-1 Yale 6/11/1954 11 1 Miami Dolphins / 10th / 281st pick / 1976
96 Greg Fitzgerald 24 3 0 265 6-4 Iowa 7/3/1963 Rook 0
2 Doug Flutie 25 1 0 180 5-10 Boston Col. 10/23/1962 1 0 Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 285th pick / 1985
83 Willie Gault 27 WR 12 12 181 6-0 Tennessee 9/5/1960 4 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 18th pick / 1983
23 Shaun Gayle 25 8 0 202 5-11 Ohio St. 3/8/1962 3 1 Chicago Bears / 10th / 271st pick / 1984
29 Dennis Gentry 28 KR 12 0 181 5-8 Baylor 2/10/1959 5 3 Chicago Bears / 4th / 89th pick / 1982
82 Brian Glasgow 26 te 3 1 230 6-2 Northern Illinois 6/9/1961 Rook 0
99 Dan Hampton 30 LDE 8 8 264 6-5 Arkansas 9/19/1957 8 4 Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1979
14 Jim Harbaugh 24 6 0 215 6-3 Michigan 12/23/1963 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 1st / 26th pick / 1987
90 Al Harris 31 lde 12 5 250 6-5 Arizona St. 12/31/1956 8 3 Chicago Bears / 1st / 9th pick / 1979
75 Chuck Harris 26 t 3 2 225 6-3 West Virginia 10/7/1961 Rook 1
36 Frank Harris 23 3 0 196 6-1 North Carolina St. 7/1/1964 Rook 0
38 Lakei Heimuli 22 rb 3 3 219 5-11 BYU 6/24/1965 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 9th / 249th pick / 1987
63 Jay Hilgenberg* 28 C 12 12 259 6-3 Iowa 3/21/1959 6 9
35 Mike Hintz 22 3 0 190 6-1 Wisc-Platteville 8/8/1965 Rook 0
8 Mike Hohensee 26 qb 2 2 205 6-0 Minnesota 2/22/1961 Rook 1
59 Leonard Jackson 23 1 0 240 6-0 Oklahoma St. 10/5/1964 Rook 0
24 Vestee Jackson 24 RCB 12 12 189 6-0 Washington 8/14/1963 1 5 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 55th pick / 1986
94 Mike January 23 lb 3 3 234 6-1 Texas 6/30/1964 Rook 2
24 Eric Jeffries 23 1 0 161 5-10 Texas 7/25/1964 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 12th / 333rd pick / 1987
53 Brent Johnson 24 3 0 255 6-2 Tenn-Chattanooga 5/16/1963 Rook 0
89 Herbert Johnson 24 3 0 182 5-11 Missouri 10/13/1963 Rook 0
67 Will Johnson 23 11 0 245 6-4 La-Monroe 12/4/1964 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 5th / 138th pick / 1987
81 Don Kindt 26 te 3 2 242 6-6 Wisc-LaCrosse 3/9/1961 Rook 0
88 Ken Knapczyk 24 wr 3 3 190 5-11 Northern Iowa 4/21/1963 Rook 1
83 Glen Kozlowski 25 wr 3 3 200 6-1 BYU 12/31/1962 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 11th / 305th pick / 1986
16 Tim Lashar 23 3 0 160 5-9 Oklahoma 9/5/1964 Rook 0
43 Lorenzo Lynch 24 db 2 2 200 5-11 Sacramento St. 4/6/1963 Rook 1
58 Wilber Marshall* 25 RLB 12 12 231 6-1 Florida 4/18/1962 3 8 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1984
31 Bruce McCray 24 db 3 3 181 5-9 West. Illinois 10/27/1963 Rook 2
68 Sean McInerney 27 de 3 3 255 6-3 Frostburg St. 12/27/1960 Rook 2
85 Dennis McKinnon 26 PR 12 0 185 6-1 Florida St. 8/22/1961 4 6
9 Jim McMahon 28 QB 7 6 195 6-1 BYU 8/21/1959 5 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 5th pick / 1982
76 Steve McMichael*+ 30 LDT 12 12 270 6-2 Texas 10/17/1957 7 14 New England Patriots / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1980
92 Paul Migliazzo 23 3 0 228 6-1 Oklahoma 3/11/1964 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 8th / 221st pick / 1987
57 Eldridge Milton 25 3 0 235 6-1 Clemson 12/8/1962 Rook 0
87 Emery Moorehead 33 TE 12 12 218 6-2 Colorado 3/22/1954 10 3 New York Giants / 6th / 153rd pick / 1977
92 Raymond Morris 26 3 0 222 5-10 Texas-El Paso 6/8/1961 Rook 0
84 Ron Morris 23 WR 12 12 190 6-1 SMU 11/4/1964 Rook 4 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 54th pick / 1987
51 Jim Morrissey 25 10 0 223 6-3 Michigan St. 12/24/1962 2 1 Chicago Bears / 11th / 302nd pick / 1985
46 Anthony Mosley 22 rb 2 2 205 5-9 Fresno St. 6/17/1965 Rook 1
80 Gary Mullen 24 3 0 174 5-11 West Virginia 2/1/1963 Rook 0
98 Jon Norris 25 de 3 3 260 6-3 American Int. 11/1/1962 Rook 2
91 Jay Norvell 24 lb 6 3 232 6-2 Iowa 3/28/1963 Rook 2
71 Jack Oliver 25 t 3 3 281 6-3 Texas-El Paso,Memphis 2/3/1962 Rook 2 New York Giants / 6th / 159th pick / 1985
89 Keith Ortego 24 8 0 180 6-0 McNeese St. 8/30/1963 2 0
17 Sean Payton 24 3 0 200 5-11 East. Illinois 12/29/1963 Rook 0
34 Walter Payton 34 RB 12 12 200 5-10 Jackson St. 7/25/1953 12 6 Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1975
72 William Perry 25 RDT 12 11 335 6-2 Clemson 12/16/1962 2 5 Chicago Bears / 1st / 22nd pick / 1985
48 Reggie Phillips 27 lcb 12 5 170 5-10 SMU 12/12/1960 2 3 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 49th pick / 1985
27 Mike Richardson 26 LCB 11 6 187 6-0 Arizona St. 5/23/1961 4 3 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1983
69 Stuart Rindy 23 2 0 266 6-5 Wisc-Whitewater 5/22/1964 Rook 0
59 Ron Rivera 25 llb 12 5 239 6-3 California 1/7/1962 3 3 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 44th pick / 1984
32 Garland Rivers 23 2 0 181 6-1 Michigan 11/3/1964 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 4th / 92nd pick / 1987
51 Mark Rodenhauser 26 c 9 3 270 6-5 Illinois St. 6/1/1961 Rook 2
64 Jon Roehlk 26 g 3 3 257 6-2 Iowa 6/25/1961 Rook 2
54 Doug Rothschild 22 3 0 231 6-2 Wheaton 4/27/1965 Rook 0
65 Eugene Rowell 29 dt 1 1 265 6-3 Dubuque 2/15/1958 Rook 0
20 Thomas Sanders 25 12 0 203 5-11 Texas A&M 1/4/1962 2 1 Chicago Bears / 9th / 250th pick / 1985
50 Mike Singletary*+ 29 MLB 12 12 230 6-0 Baylor 10/9/1958 6 13 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 38th pick / 1981
97 Sean Smith 22 10 0 280 6-4 Grambling St. 3/27/1965 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 4th / 101st pick / 1987
44 Mike Stoops 26 db 3 1 182 6-1 Iowa 12/13/1961 Rook 1
26 Matt Suhey 29 rb 12 2 217 5-11 Penn St. 7/7/1958 7 1 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 46th pick / 1980
93 Guy Teafatiller 23 dt 3 2 260 6-2 Illinois 5/10/1964 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 251st pick / 1986
57 Tom Thayer 26 RG 11 11 271 6-4 Notre Dame 8/16/1961 2 6 Chicago Bears / 4th / 91st pick / 1983
33 Calvin Thomas 27 12 0 239 5-11 Illinois 1/7/1960 5 1
18 Mike Tomczak 25 qb 12 6 202 6-1 Ohio St. 10/23/1962 2 3
40 Steve Trimble 29 db 3 3 181 5-10 Maryland 5/11/1958 6 1
78 Keith Van Horne 30 RT 12 12 281 6-6 USC 11/6/1957 6 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1981
15 Bryan Wagner 25 P 10 0 200 6-2 California Lutheran,Cal State-Northridge 3/28/1962 Rook 1
83 Lawrence White 24 2 0 187 6-2 Dana 6/3/1963 Rook 0
55 Otis Wilson 30 LLB 7 7 227 6-2 Syracuse,Louisville 9/15/1957 7 4 Chicago Bears / 1st / 19th pick / 1980
73 John Wojciechowski 24 t 4 4 272 6-4 Michigan St. 7/30/1963 Rook 3
39 Al Wolden 22 3 0 232 6-3 Bemidji St. 4/11/1965 Rook 0
Team Total 25.4 15 224.2 6-1.4 1.9