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1988 Chicago Bears

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12-4-0, Finished 1st in NFC Central Division  · 1988 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.6, Offense: -0.0, Defense: 6.6, SoS: 0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 312 points (19.5/g), 18th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 215 points (13.4/g), 1st.
 Differential of 97 points (6.1/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 11.3-4.7.

Coach: Mike Ditka (12-4-0)
 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 29 6 9 114 for 192, 1,346 yards, 6 td, 7 int, & 26 rushes for 104 yards and 4 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 5th pick / 1982
RB Neal Anderson* 24 2 16 249 rushes for 1,106 yards, 12 td, & 39 catches for 371 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 27th pick / 1986
FB Matt Suhey 30 8 16 87 rushes for 253 yards, 2 td, & 20 catches for 154 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 46th pick / 1980
WR Dennis Gentry 29 6 16 33 catches for 486 yards, 3 td, & 7 rushes for 86 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 4th / 89th pick / 1982
WR Dennis McKinnon 27 5 15 45 catches for 704 yards, 3 td, & 3 rushes for 25 yards and 1 td
TE James Thornton 23 Rook 12 15 catches for 135 yards, 0 td Chicago Bears / 4th / 105th pick / 1988
LT John Wojciechowski 25 1 10
LG Mark Bortz* 27 5 16 Chicago Bears / 8th / 219th pick / 1983
C Jay Hilgenberg*+ 29 7 16 1 fumble recovered
RG Tom Thayer 27 3 16 Chicago Bears / 4th / 91st pick / 1983
RT Keith Van Horne 31 7 14 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1981
 Defensive Starters
LDE Al Harris 32 9 14 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 9th pick / 1979
LDT Steve McMichael 31 8 16 11.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1980
RDT Dan Hampton 31 9 16 9.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1979
RDE Richard Dent 28 5 12 10.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 8th / 203rd pick / 1983
LLB Ron Rivera 26 4 16 2.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 44th pick / 1984
MLB Mike Singletary*+ 30 7 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 38th pick / 1981
RLB Jim Morrissey 26 3 11 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 11th / 302nd pick / 1985
LCB Mike Richardson 27 5 15 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1983
RCB Vestee Jackson 25 2 16 0.0 sacks, 8 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 55th pick / 1986
SS Dave Duerson* 28 5 15 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 3rd / 64th pick / 1983
FS Maurice Douglass 24 2 9 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 8th / 221st pick / 1986
 Special Teams Starters
K Kevin Butler 26 3 0 15 of 19 field goals & 37 of 38 extra points Chicago Bears / 4th / 105th pick / 1985
P Bryan Wagner 26 1 0 79 punts for a 41.5 average, 0 blocked
PR Dennis McKinnon 27 5 15 34 punt returns for a 8.1 average and 0 td
KR Dennis Gentry 29 6 16 27 kick returns for a 21.4 average and 0 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 24 16 0 264 6-3 Baylor 6/29/1964 1 1 Chicago Bears / 6th / 154th pick / 1987
35 Neal Anderson* 24 RB 16 16 210 5-11 Florida 8/14/1964 2 11 Chicago Bears / 1st / 27th pick / 1986
79 Kurt Becker 30 16 0 271 6-5 Michigan 12/22/1958 6 1 Chicago Bears / 6th / 146th pick / 1982
62 Mark Bortz* 27 LG 16 16 282 6-6 Iowa 2/12/1961 5 10 Chicago Bears / 8th / 219th pick / 1983
86 Cap Boso 25 6 0 232 6-4 Illinois 9/10/1963 2 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 207th pick / 1986
6 Kevin Butler 26 K 16 0 215 6-0 Georgia 7/24/1962 3 4 Chicago Bears / 4th / 105th pick / 1985
94 Dick Chapura 24 15 0 277 6-3 Missouri 6/15/1964 1 1 Chicago Bears / 10th / 277th pick / 1987
58 Greg Clark 23 15 0 228 6-0 Arizona St. 3/5/1965 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 12th / 329th pick / 1988
74 Jimbo Covert 28 LT 9 8 277 6-4 Pittsburgh 3/22/1960 5 4 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1983
82 Wendell Davis 22 16 0 188 5-11 LSU 1/3/1966 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 1st / 27th pick / 1988
95 Richard Dent 28 RDE 13 12 265 6-5 Tennessee St. 12/13/1960 5 14 Chicago Bears / 8th / 203rd pick / 1983
37 Maurice Douglass 24 FS 15 9 210 5-11 Kentucky 2/12/1964 2 6 Chicago Bears / 8th / 221st pick / 1986
22 Dave Duerson* 28 SS 15 15 207 6-1 Notre Dame 11/28/1960 5 11 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 64th pick / 1983
23 Shaun Gayle 26 db 4 4 202 5-11 Ohio St. 3/8/1962 4 2 Chicago Bears / 10th / 271st pick / 1984
29 Dennis Gentry 29 KR 16 16 181 5-8 Baylor 2/10/1959 6 5 Chicago Bears / 4th / 89th pick / 1982
99 Dan Hampton 31 RDT 16 16 264 6-5 Arkansas 9/19/1957 9 16 Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1979
4 Jim Harbaugh 25 qb 10 2 215 6-3 Michigan 12/23/1963 1 2 Chicago Bears / 1st / 26th pick / 1987
90 Al Harris 32 LDE 16 14 250 6-5 Arizona St. 12/31/1956 9 9 Chicago Bears / 1st / 9th pick / 1979
63 Jay Hilgenberg*+ 29 C 16 16 259 6-3 Iowa 3/21/1959 7 14
24 Vestee Jackson 25 RCB 16 16 189 6-0 Washington 8/14/1963 2 10 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 55th pick / 1986
92 Troy Johnson 24 lb 16 1 236 6-2 Oklahoma 11/10/1964 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 5th / 133rd pick / 1988
53 Dante Jones 23 lb 15 1 235 6-1 Oklahoma 3/23/1965 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 51st pick / 1988
88 Glen Kozlowski 26 16 0 200 6-1 BYU 12/31/1962 1 1 Chicago Bears / 11th / 305th pick / 1986
44 Todd Krumm 23 15 0 189 6-0 Michigan St. 12/18/1965 Rook 2
31 Greg Lasker 24 1 0 200 6-0 Arkansas 9/28/1964 2 0 New York Giants / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1986
43 Lorenzo Lynch 25 9 0 200 5-11 Sacramento St. 4/6/1963 1 1
85 Dennis McKinnon 27 PR 15 15 185 6-1 Florida St. 8/22/1961 5 7
9 Jim McMahon 29 QB 9 9 195 6-1 BYU 8/21/1959 6 5 Chicago Bears / 1st / 5th pick / 1982
76 Steve McMichael 31 LDT 16 16 270 6-2 Texas 10/17/1957 8 10 New England Patriots / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1980
87 Emery Moorehead 34 te 13 4 218 6-2 Colorado 3/22/1954 11 1 New York Giants / 6th / 153rd pick / 1977
84 Ron Morris 24 wr 16 1 190 6-1 SMU 11/4/1964 1 5 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 54th pick / 1987
51 Jim Morrissey 26 RLB 11 11 223 6-3 Michigan St. 12/24/1962 3 7 Chicago Bears / 11th / 302nd pick / 1985
25 Brad Muster 23 16 0 235 6-3 Stanford 4/11/1965 Rook 4 Chicago Bears / 1st / 23rd pick / 1988
89 Brent Novoselsky 22 8 0 232 6-2 Pennsylvania 1/8/1966 Rook 0
72 William Perry 26 dt 3 3 335 6-2 Clemson 12/16/1962 3 2 Chicago Bears / 1st / 22nd pick / 1985
52 Mickey Pruitt 23 lb 14 3 206 6-1 Colorado 1/10/1965 Rook 2
71 Caesar Rentie 24 5 0 293 6-3 Oklahoma 11/10/1964 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 7th / 189th pick / 1988
27 Mike Richardson 27 LCB 16 15 187 6-0 Arizona St. 5/23/1961 5 8 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1983
59 Ron Rivera 26 LLB 16 16 239 6-3 California 1/7/1962 4 9 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 44th pick / 1984
20 Thomas Sanders 26 16 0 203 5-11 Texas A&M 1/4/1962 3 3 Chicago Bears / 9th / 250th pick / 1985
75 John Shannon 23 13 0 269 6-3 Kentucky 1/18/1965 Rook 1
50 Mike Singletary*+ 30 MLB 16 16 230 6-0 Baylor 10/9/1958 7 18 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 38th pick / 1981
97 Sean Smith 23 de 9 3 280 6-4 Grambling St. 3/27/1965 1 2 Chicago Bears / 4th / 101st pick / 1987
32 Lemuel Stinson 22 db 15 1 166 5-9 Texas Tech 5/10/1966 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 6th / 161st pick / 1988
26 Matt Suhey 30 FB 16 16 217 5-11 Penn St. 7/7/1958 8 3 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 46th pick / 1980
49 David Tate 24 db 16 4 197 6-1 Colorado 11/22/1964 Rook 4 Chicago Bears / 8th / 208th pick / 1988
57 Tom Thayer 27 RG 16 16 271 6-4 Notre Dame 8/16/1961 3 7 Chicago Bears / 4th / 91st pick / 1983
33 Calvin Thomas 28 1 0 239 5-11 Illinois 1/7/1960 6 0
80 James Thornton 23 TE 16 12 242 6-2 Cal State-Fullerton 2/8/1965 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 4th / 105th pick / 1988
18 Mike Tomczak 26 qb 14 5 202 6-1 Ohio St. 10/23/1962 3 5
78 Keith Van Horne 31 RT 15 14 281 6-6 USC 11/6/1957 7 6 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1981
15 Bryan Wagner 26 P 16 0 200 6-2 California Lutheran,Cal State-Northridge 3/28/1962 1 3
73 John Wojciechowski 25 LT 16 10 272 6-4 Michigan St. 7/30/1963 1 5
Team Total 26.1 16 230.6 6-1.6 3.1