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1996 Chicago Bears

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7-9-0, Finished 3rd in NFC Central Division  · 1996 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.2, Offense: -1.4, Defense: 1.2, SoS: 1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 283 points (17.7/g), 26th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 305 points (19.1/g), 12th.
 Differential of -22 points (-1.4/g), 19th.  Expected W-L: 7.3-8.7.

Coach: Dave Wannstedt (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ron Turner
 Defensive Coordinator: Bob Slowik
 Other Notable Asst.: Greg Schiano (Defensive Assistant)

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 Dave Krieg 38 16 12 226 for 377, 2,278 yards, 14 td, 12 int, & 16 rushes for 12 yards and 1 td
RB Raymont Harris 26 2 10 194 rushes for 748 yards, 4 td, & 32 catches for 296 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 4th / 114th pick / 1994
FB Tony Carter 24 2 11 11 rushes for 43 yards, 0 td, & 41 catches for 233 yards and 0 td
WR Curtis Conway 25 3 16 81 catches for 1,049 yards, 7 td, & 8 rushes for 50 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1993
WR Michael Timpson 29 7 15 62 catches for 802 yards, 0 td, & 3 rushes for 21 yards and 0 td New England Patriots / 4th / 100th pick / 1989
TE Keith Jennings 30 7 5 6 catches for 56 yards, 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 113th pick / 1989
LT Andy Heck 29 7 16 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 15th pick / 1989
LG Todd Perry 26 3 16 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 97th pick / 1993
C Jerry Fontenot 30 7 16 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 65th pick / 1989
RG Todd Burger 26 2 8 1 fumble recovered
RT James Williams 28 5 16 2 fumbles recovered
 Defensive Starters
LDE Albert Fontenot 26 3 15 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 112th pick / 1993
LDT Jim Flanigan 25 2 14 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 3rd / 74th pick / 1994
RDT Carl Simpson 26 3 16 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 35th pick / 1993
RDE Alonzo Spellman 25 4 15 8.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 22nd pick / 1992
LLB Joe Cain 31 7 15 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 210th pick / 1988
MLB Bryan Cox 28 5 9 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 5th / 113th pick / 1991
RLB Vinson Smith 31 8 12 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
LCB Donnell Woolford 30 7 15 0.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1989
RCB Walt Harris 22 Rook 13 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 13th pick / 1996
SS Marty Carter 27 5 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 8th / 207th pick / 1991
FS Mark Carrier 28 6 13 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1990
 Special Teams Starters
K Jeff Jaeger 32 9 0 19 of 23 field goals & 23 of 23 extra points Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1987
P Todd Sauerbrun 23 1 0 78 punts for a 44.8 average, 0 blocked Chicago Bears / 2nd / 56th pick / 1995
PR Bobby Engram 23 Rook 2 31 punt returns for a 9.1 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1996
KR Jack Jackson 24 Rook 0 27 kick returns for a 22.9 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 4th / 116th pick / 1995

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
48 Clifton Abraham 25 2 0 184 5-9 Florida St. 12/9/1971 1 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 143rd pick / 1995
54 Greg Briggs 28 14 0 214 6-3 Ark-Pine Bluff,Texas Southern 10/19/1968 1 1 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 120th pick / 1992
63 Todd Burger 26 RG 11 8 303 6-3 Penn St. 3/20/1970 2 4
35 James Burton 25 db 16 3 184 5-9 Hawaii,Fresno St. 4/27/1971 2 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 151st pick / 1994
59 Joe Cain 31 LLB 16 15 242 6-1 Stanford,Oregon Tech 6/11/1965 7 7 Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 210th pick / 1988
20 Mark Carrier 28 FS 13 13 192 6-1 USC 4/28/1968 6 6 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1990
23 Marty Carter 27 SS 16 16 209 6-1 Middle Tenn. St. 12/17/1969 5 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 8th / 207th pick / 1991
30 Tony Carter 24 FB 16 11 230 6-0 Minnesota 8/23/1972 2 2
84 Kerry Cash 27 te 3 2 245 6-4 Texas 8/7/1969 5 0 Indianapolis Colts / 5th / 125th pick / 1991
72 Jon Clark 23 1 0 345 6-6 Temple 4/11/1973 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 6th / 187th pick / 1996
80 Curtis Conway 25 WR 16 16 196 6-1 USC 1/13/1971 3 10 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1993
52 Bryan Cox 28 MLB 9 9 250 6-4 West. Illinois 2/17/1968 5 6 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 113th pick / 1991
91 Rob Davis 28 16 0 284 6-3 Shippensburg 12/10/1968 Rook 1
81 Bobby Engram 23 PR 16 2 188 5-10 Penn St. 1/7/1973 Rook 3 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1996
38 Mike Faulkerson 26 16 0 245 6-0 North Carolina 9/9/1970 1 0
99 Jim Flanigan 25 LDT 14 14 290 6-2 Notre Dame 8/27/1971 2 8 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 74th pick / 1994
96 Albert Fontenot 26 LDE 16 15 287 6-4 Baylor 9/17/1970 3 8 Chicago Bears / 4th / 112th pick / 1993
67 Jerry Fontenot 30 C 16 16 300 6-3 Texas A&M 11/21/1966 7 7 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 65th pick / 1989
46 Marlon Forbes 25 15 0 215 6-1 Penn St. 12/25/1971 Rook 1
93 Paul Grasmanis 22 dt 14 3 298 6-3 Notre Dame 8/2/1974 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 4th / 116th pick / 1996
22 Robert Green 26 rb 10 3 212 5-8 William & Mary 9/10/1970 4 2
29 Raymont Harris 26 RB 12 10 226 6-0 Ohio St. 12/23/1970 2 7 Chicago Bears / 4th / 114th pick / 1994
57 Sean Harris 24 15 0 250 6-3 Arizona 2/25/1972 1 1 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1995
27 Walt Harris 22 RCB 15 13 192 5-11 Mississippi St. 8/10/1974 Rook 6 Chicago Bears / 1st / 13th pick / 1996
64 Andy Heck 29 LT 16 16 298 6-6 Notre Dame 1/1/1967 7 7 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 15th pick / 1989
44 Michael Hicks 23 4 0 194 6-0 South Carolina St. 2/1/1973 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 7th / 253rd pick / 1996
95 Dana Howard 24 3 0 238 6-0 Illinois 2/25/1972 1 0 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 168th pick / 1995
8 Carlos Huerta 27 3 0 185 5-7 Miami (FL) 6/29/1969 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 12th / 315th pick / 1992
88 Jack Jackson 24 KR 12 0 174 5-8 Florida 11/11/1972 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 4th / 116th pick / 1995
82 John Jackson 29 5 0 175 5-10 USC 1/2/1967 6 0
1 Jeff Jaeger 32 K 13 0 190 5-11 Washington 11/26/1964 9 4 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1987
85 Keith Jennings 30 TE 6 5 262 6-4 Clemson 5/19/1966 7 0 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 113th pick / 1989
73 Marcus Keyes 23 2 0 303 6-3 North Alabama 10/20/1973 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 7th / 233rd pick / 1996
12 Erik Kramer 32 qb 4 4 200 6-1 North Carolina St. 11/6/1964 9 -1
17 Dave Krieg 38 QB 13 12 193 6-1 Milton 10/20/1958 16 7
53 Michael Lowery 22 16 0 232 6-0 Mississippi 2/14/1974 Rook 2
26 John Mangum 29 db 16 2 187 5-10 Alabama 3/16/1967 6 2 Chicago Bears / 6th / 144th pick / 1990
36 Anthony Marshall 26 db 13 3 212 6-1 LSU 9/16/1970 2 2
25 Chris Martin 22 1 0 181 5-9 Northwestern 9/1/1974 Rook 0
9 Shane Matthews 26 2 0 196 6-3 Florida 6/1/1970 Rook 0
24 Kevin Miniefield 26 db 13 3 182 5-9 Arizona St. 3/2/1970 3 2 Detroit Lions / 8th / 201st pick / 1993
92 Barry Minter 26 mlb 16 7 242 6-2 Tulsa 1/28/1970 3 5 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 168th pick / 1993
87 Bobby Neely 22 te 11 5 255 6-3 Virginia 3/22/1974 Rook 1
75 Todd Perry 26 LG 16 16 310 6-5 Kentucky 11/28/1970 3 7 Chicago Bears / 4th / 97th pick / 1993
65 Evan Pilgrim 24 6 0 304 6-4 BYU 8/14/1972 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 87th pick / 1995
68 Carl Reeves 25 5 0 270 6-4 North Carolina St. 12/17/1971 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 6th / 198th pick / 1995
31 Rashaan Salaam 22 rb 12 6 224 6-1 Colorado 10/8/1974 1 4 Chicago Bears / 1st / 21st pick / 1995
16 Todd Sauerbrun 23 P 16 0 211 5-10 West Virginia 1/4/1973 1 3 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 56th pick / 1995
98 Carl Simpson 26 RDT 16 16 292 6-2 Florida St. 4/18/1970 3 8 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 35th pick / 1993
55 Vinson Smith 31 RLB 15 12 243 6-2 East Carolina 7/3/1965 8 7
76 Marcus Spears 25 9 0 320 6-4 NW State (LA) 9/28/1971 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 39th pick / 1994
90 Alonzo Spellman 25 RDE 16 15 287 6-4 Ohio St. 9/27/1971 4 8 Chicago Bears / 1st / 22nd pick / 1992
18 Steve Stenstrom 25 1 0 206 6-2 Stanford 12/23/1971 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 134th pick / 1995
94 John Thierry 25 de 16 2 265 6-4 Alcorn St. 9/4/1971 2 2 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1994
83 Michael Timpson 29 WR 15 15 178 5-10 Penn St. 6/6/1967 7 7 New England Patriots / 4th / 100th pick / 1989
58 Chris Villarrial 23 RG 14 8 318 6-3 Indiana (PA) 6/9/1973 Rook 4 Chicago Bears / 5th / 152nd pick / 1996
89 Ryan Wetnight 26 te 11 5 235 6-2 Stanford 11/5/1970 3 2
71 James Williams 28 RT 16 16 329 6-7 Cheyney 3/29/1968 5 7
21 Donnell Woolford 30 LCB 15 15 192 5-9 Clemson 1/6/1966 7 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1989
Team Total 26.2 16 238.4 6-1.2 2.9