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1989 Chicago Bears

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6-10-0, Finished 4th in NFC Central Division  · 1989 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.0, Offense: 1.8, Defense: -1.8, SoS: 1.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 358 points (22.4/g), 10th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 377 points (23.6/g), 20th.
 Differential of -19 points (-1.2/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 7.5-8.5.

Coach: Mike Ditka (6-10-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Greg Landry
 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 27 4 11 156 for 306, 2,058 yards, 16 td, 16 int, & 24 rushes for 71 yards and 1 td
RB Neal Anderson* 25 3 16 274 rushes for 1,275 yards, 11 td, & 50 catches for 434 yards and 4 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 27th pick / 1986
FB Brad Muster 24 1 16 82 rushes for 327 yards, 5 td, & 32 catches for 259 yards and 3 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 23rd pick / 1988
WR Dennis McKinnon 28 6 10 28 catches for 418 yards, 3 td, & 3 rushes for 5 yards and 0 td
WR Ron Morris 25 2 9 30 catches for 486 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for -14 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 54th pick / 1987
TE James Thornton 24 1 16 24 catches for 392 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for 4 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 4th / 105th pick / 1988
LT Jimbo Covert 29 6 15 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1983
LG Mark Bortz 28 6 16 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 8th / 219th pick / 1983
C Jay Hilgenberg*+ 30 8 16
RG Tom Thayer 28 4 16 Chicago Bears / 4th / 91st pick / 1983
RT Keith Van Horne 32 8 15 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1981
 Defensive Starters
LDE Trace Armstrong 24 Rook 14 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 12th pick / 1989
LDT Steve McMichael 32 9 16 7.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1980
RDT William Perry 27 4 9 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 22nd pick / 1985
RDE Richard Dent 29 6 15 9.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 8th / 203rd pick / 1983
LLB Ron Rivera 27 5 14 2.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 44th pick / 1984
MLB Mike Singletary*+ 31 8 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 38th pick / 1981
RLB John Roper 24 Rook 10 4.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 36th pick / 1989
LCB Donnell Woolford 23 Rook 11 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1989
RCB Vestee Jackson 26 3 15 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 55th pick / 1986
SS Dave Duerson 29 6 12 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 3rd / 64th pick / 1983
FS Shaun Gayle 27 5 14 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 10th / 271st pick / 1984
 Special Teams Starters
K Kevin Butler 27 4 0 15 of 19 field goals & 43 of 45 extra points Chicago Bears / 4th / 105th pick / 1985
P Maury Buford 29 7 0 72 punts for a 39.5 average, 0 blocked San Diego Chargers / 8th / 215th pick / 1982
PR Mark Green 22 Rook 0 16 punt returns for a 8.8 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 5th / 130th pick / 1989
KR Dennis Gentry 30 7 6 28 kick returns for a 23.8 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 4th / 89th pick / 1982

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
35 Neal Anderson* 25 RB 16 16 210 5-11 Florida 8/14/1964 3 14 Chicago Bears / 1st / 27th pick / 1986
93 Trace Armstrong 24 LDE 15 14 275 6-4 Arizona St.,Florida 10/5/1965 Rook 6 Chicago Bears / 1st / 12th pick / 1989
62 Mark Bortz 28 LG 16 16 282 6-6 Iowa 2/12/1961 6 8 Chicago Bears / 8th / 219th pick / 1983
86 Cap Boso 26 16 0 232 6-4 Illinois 9/10/1963 3 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 207th pick / 1986
8 Maury Buford 29 P 16 0 191 6-1 Texas Tech 2/18/1960 7 2 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 215th pick / 1982
6 Kevin Butler 27 K 16 0 215 6-0 Georgia 7/24/1962 4 3 Chicago Bears / 4th / 105th pick / 1985
94 Dick Chapura 25 dt 16 3 277 6-3 Missouri 6/15/1964 2 2 Chicago Bears / 10th / 277th pick / 1987
74 Jimbo Covert 29 LT 15 15 277 6-4 Pittsburgh 3/22/1960 6 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1983
82 Wendell Davis 23 wr 14 7 188 5-11 LSU 1/3/1966 1 4 Chicago Bears / 1st / 27th pick / 1988
95 Richard Dent 29 RDE 15 15 265 6-5 Tennessee St. 12/13/1960 6 7 Chicago Bears / 8th / 203rd pick / 1983
37 Maurice Douglass 25 db 10 1 210 5-11 Kentucky 2/12/1964 3 1 Chicago Bears / 8th / 221st pick / 1986
22 Dave Duerson 29 SS 12 12 207 6-1 Notre Dame 11/28/1960 6 4 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 64th pick / 1983
68 Chris Dyko 23 t 8 1 305 6-6 Washington St. 3/16/1966 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 8th / 221st pick / 1989
67 Jerry Fontenot 23 16 0 300 6-3 Texas A&M 11/21/1966 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 65th pick / 1989
23 Shaun Gayle 27 FS 14 14 202 5-11 Ohio St. 3/8/1962 5 5 Chicago Bears / 10th / 271st pick / 1984
29 Dennis Gentry 30 KR 16 6 181 5-8 Baylor 2/10/1959 7 5 Chicago Bears / 4th / 89th pick / 1982
31 Mark Green 22 PR 10 0 184 5-11 Notre Dame 3/22/1967 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 5th / 130th pick / 1989
99 Dan Hampton 32 de 4 4 264 6-5 Arkansas 9/19/1957 10 2 Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1979
4 Jim Harbaugh 26 qb 12 5 215 6-3 Michigan 12/23/1963 2 5 Chicago Bears / 1st / 26th pick / 1987
54 LaSalle Harper 22 3 0 235 6-1 Arkansas 5/16/1967 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 9th / 243rd pick / 1989
63 Jay Hilgenberg*+ 30 C 16 16 259 6-3 Iowa 3/21/1959 8 15
58 Steve Hyche 26 6 0 241 6-3 West Alabama 6/12/1963 Rook 0
24 Vestee Jackson 26 RCB 16 15 189 6-0 Washington 8/14/1963 3 5 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 55th pick / 1986
92 Troy Johnson 25 7 0 236 6-2 Oklahoma 11/10/1964 1 0 Chicago Bears / 5th / 133rd pick / 1988
53 Dante Jones 24 lb 10 1 235 6-1 Oklahoma 3/23/1965 1 1 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 51st pick / 1988
88 Glen Kozlowski 27 15 0 200 6-1 BYU 12/31/1962 2 1 Chicago Bears / 11th / 305th pick / 1986
43 Lorenzo Lynch 26 db 16 2 200 5-11 Sacramento St. 4/6/1963 2 2
85 Dennis McKinnon 28 WR 16 10 185 6-1 Florida St. 8/22/1961 6 4
76 Steve McMichael 32 LDT 16 16 270 6-2 Texas 10/17/1957 9 7 New England Patriots / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1980
84 Ron Morris 25 WR 16 9 190 6-1 SMU 11/4/1964 2 5 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 54th pick / 1987
51 Jim Morrissey 27 lb 6 4 223 6-3 Michigan St. 12/24/1962 4 2 Chicago Bears / 11th / 302nd pick / 1985
25 Brad Muster 24 FB 16 16 235 6-3 Stanford 4/11/1965 1 5 Chicago Bears / 1st / 23rd pick / 1988
36 Markus Paul 23 db 16 3 200 6-2 Syracuse 4/1/1966 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 4th / 95th pick / 1989
72 William Perry 27 RDT 13 9 335 6-2 Clemson 12/16/1962 4 4 Chicago Bears / 1st / 22nd pick / 1985
52 Mickey Pruitt 24 lb 14 1 206 6-1 Colorado 1/10/1965 1 1
59 Ron Rivera 27 LLB 16 14 239 6-3 California 1/7/1962 5 6 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 44th pick / 1984
55 John Roper 24 RLB 16 10 232 6-1 Texas A&M 10/4/1965 Rook 5 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 36th pick / 1989
20 Thomas Sanders 27 16 0 203 5-11 Texas A&M 1/4/1962 4 2 Chicago Bears / 9th / 250th pick / 1985
75 John Shannon 24 dt 12 1 269 6-3 Kentucky 1/18/1965 1 1
50 Mike Singletary*+ 31 MLB 16 16 230 6-0 Baylor 10/9/1958 8 12 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 38th pick / 1981
32 Lemuel Stinson 23 db 12 4 166 5-9 Texas Tech 5/10/1966 1 3 Chicago Bears / 6th / 161st pick / 1988
30 George Streeter 22 4 0 212 6-2 Notre Dame 8/28/1967 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 11th / 304th pick / 1989
26 Matt Suhey 31 16 0 217 5-11 Penn St. 7/7/1958 9 1 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 46th pick / 1980
49 David Tate 25 db 14 4 197 6-1 Colorado 11/22/1964 1 2 Chicago Bears / 8th / 208th pick / 1988
27 Brian Taylor 22 5 0 185 5-10 Oregon St. 10/1/1967 Rook 0
57 Tom Thayer 28 RG 16 16 271 6-4 Notre Dame 8/16/1961 4 8 Chicago Bears / 4th / 91st pick / 1983
80 James Thornton 24 TE 16 16 242 6-2 Cal State-Fullerton 2/8/1965 1 4 Chicago Bears / 4th / 105th pick / 1988
18 Mike Tomczak 27 QB 16 11 202 6-1 Ohio St. 10/23/1962 4 7
78 Keith Van Horne 32 RT 15 15 281 6-6 USC 11/6/1957 8 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1981
87 Tom Waddle 22 3 0 185 6-0 Boston Col. 2/20/1967 Rook 0
73 John Wojciechowski 26 t 13 1 272 6-4 Michigan St. 7/30/1963 2 2
65 Tony Woods 23 dt 15 2 265 6-5 Rose St.,Oklahoma 3/14/1966 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 8th / 216th pick / 1989
21 Donnell Woolford 23 LCB 11 11 192 5-9 Clemson 1/6/1966 Rook 4 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1989
64 Dave Zawatson 23 4 0 275 6-5 California 4/13/1966 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 54th pick / 1989
Team Total 26.0 16 230.6 6-1.6 3.0