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1997 Chicago Bears

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4-12-0, Finished 5th in NFC Central Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.5, Offense: -3.1, Defense: -5.3, SoS: 1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 263 points (16.4/g), 28th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 421 points (26.3/g), 29th.
 Differential of -158 points (-9.9/g), 29th.  Expected W-L: 4.0-12.0.

Coach: Dave Wannstedt (4-12-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Matt Cavanaugh
 Defensive Coordinator: Bob Slowik
 Other Notable Asst.: Greg Schiano (Defensive Assistant) and Eric Studesville (Offensive Quality Control)

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 Erik Kramer 33 10 13 275 for 477, 3,011 yards, 14 td, 14 int, & 27 rushes for 83 yards and 2 td
RB Raymont Harris 27 3 13 275 rushes for 1,033 yards, 10 td, & 28 catches for 115 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 4th / 114th pick / 1994
FB Tony Carter 25 3 10 9 rushes for 56 yards, 0 td, & 24 catches for 152 yards and 0 td
WR Bobby Engram 24 1 11 45 catches for 399 yards, 2 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1996
WR Ricky Proehl 29 7 10 58 catches for 753 yards, 7 td Phoenix Cardinals / 3rd / 58th pick / 1990
TE Keith Jennings 31 8 12 14 catches for 164 yards, 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 113th pick / 1989
LT Andy Heck 30 8 16 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 15th pick / 1989
LG Todd Perry 27 4 11 Chicago Bears / 4th / 97th pick / 1993
C Chris Villarrial 24 1 11 Chicago Bears / 5th / 152nd pick / 1996
RG Todd Burger 27 3 15 1 fumble recovered
RT James Williams 29 6 16
 Defensive Starters
LDE John Thierry 26 3 9 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1994
LDT Jim Flanigan 26 3 16 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 3rd / 74th pick / 1994
RDT Carl Simpson 27 4 16 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 35th pick / 1993
RDE Carl Reeves 26 1 10 0.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 6th / 198th pick / 1995
LLB Ron Cox 29 7 13 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1990
MLB Bryan Cox 29 6 15 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 5th / 113th pick / 1991
RLB Barry Minter 27 4 16 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 168th pick / 1993
LCB Tom Carter 25 4 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 1st / 17th pick / 1993
RCB Walt Harris 23 1 16 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 13th pick / 1996
SS Marty Carter 28 6 15 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 8th / 207th pick / 1991
FS John Mangum 30 7 16 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 6th / 144th pick / 1990
 Special Teams Starters
K Jeff Jaeger 33 10 0 21 of 26 field goals & 20 of 20 extra points Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1987
P Todd Sauerbrun 24 2 0 95 punts for a 42.7 average, 0 blocked Chicago Bears / 2nd / 56th pick / 1995
PR Tyrone Hughes 27 4 0 36 punt returns for a 7.2 average and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 5th / 137th pick / 1993
KR Tyrone Hughes 27 4 0 43 kick returns for a 23.4 average and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 5th / 137th pick / 1993

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
49 Tremayne Allen 23 2 0 234 6-2 Florida 8/9/1974 Rook 0
84 John Allred 23 te 15 4 249 6-4 USC 9/9/1974 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 38th pick / 1997
21 Darnell Autry 21 rb 13 3 210 5-10 Northwestern 6/19/1976 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 4th / 105th pick / 1997
32 Ricky Bell 23 5 0 194 5-10 North Carolina St. 10/2/1974 1 0
82 Fabien Bownes 25 16 0 185 5-11 West. Illinois 2/29/1972 2 1
63 Todd Burger 27 RG 15 15 303 6-3 Penn St. 3/20/1970 3 6
35 James Burton 26 db 5 1 184 5-9 Hawaii,Fresno St. 4/27/1971 3 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 151st pick / 1994
59 Daryl Carter 22 1 0 222 6-2 Wisconsin 2/24/1975 Rook 0
23 Marty Carter 28 SS 15 15 209 6-1 Middle Tenn. St. 12/17/1969 6 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 8th / 207th pick / 1991
25 Tom Carter 25 LCB 16 16 185 6-0 Notre Dame 9/5/1972 4 6 Washington Redskins / 1st / 17th pick / 1993
30 Tony Carter 25 FB 16 10 230 6-0 Minnesota 8/23/1972 3 1
72 Jon Clark 24 1 0 345 6-6 Temple 4/11/1973 1 0 Chicago Bears / 6th / 187th pick / 1996
80 Curtis Conway 26 wr 7 7 196 6-1 USC 1/13/1971 4 4 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1993
24 Terry Cousin 22 6 0 181 5-9 South Carolina 4/11/1975 Rook 0
52 Bryan Cox 29 MLB 16 15 250 6-4 West. Illinois 2/17/1968 6 7 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 113th pick / 1991
54 Ron Cox 29 LLB 15 13 235 6-2 Fresno St. 2/27/1968 7 5 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1990
20 Corey Dowden 29 2 0 190 5-11 Tulane 10/18/1968 1 0
81 Bobby Engram 24 WR 11 11 188 5-10 Penn St. 1/7/1973 1 3 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1996
38 Mike Faulkerson 27 7 0 245 6-0 North Carolina 9/9/1970 2 0
99 Jim Flanigan 26 LDT 16 16 290 6-2 Notre Dame 8/27/1971 3 8 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 74th pick / 1994
46 Marlon Forbes 26 db 16 1 215 6-1 Penn St. 12/25/1971 1 1
93 Paul Grasmanis 23 dt 16 1 298 6-3 Notre Dame 8/2/1974 1 2 Chicago Bears / 4th / 116th pick / 1996
62 Chris Gray 27 g 8 2 308 6-4 Auburn 6/19/1970 4 1 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 132nd pick / 1993
22 Ronnie Harmon 33 1 0 200 5-11 Iowa 5/7/1964 11 0 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 16th pick / 1986
29 Raymont Harris 27 RB 13 13 226 6-0 Ohio St. 12/23/1970 3 6 Chicago Bears / 4th / 114th pick / 1994
55 Sean Harris 25 lb 11 1 250 6-3 Arizona 2/25/1972 2 1 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1995
27 Walt Harris 23 RCB 16 16 192 5-11 Mississippi St. 8/10/1974 1 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 13th pick / 1996
64 Andy Heck 30 LT 16 16 298 6-6 Notre Dame 1/1/1967 8 6 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 15th pick / 1989
74 Jimmy Herndon 24 7 0 318 6-8 Houston 8/30/1973 Rook 0 Jacksonville Jaguars / 5th / 146th pick / 1996
44 Michael Hicks 24 3 0 194 6-0 South Carolina St. 2/1/1973 1 0 Chicago Bears / 7th / 253rd pick / 1996
48 Van Hiles 22 db 16 1 195 6-0 Kentucky 11/1/1975 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 5th / 141st pick / 1997
33 Tyrone Hughes 27 KR 14 0 175 5-9 Nebraska 1/14/1970 4 1 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 137th pick / 1993
67 Greg Huntington 27 1 0 297 6-3 Penn St. 9/22/1970 4 0 Washington Redskins / 5th / 128th pick / 1993
1 Jeff Jaeger 33 K 16 0 190 5-11 Washington 11/26/1964 10 3 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1987
85 Keith Jennings 31 TE 12 12 262 6-4 Clemson 5/19/1966 8 1 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 113th pick / 1989
12 Erik Kramer 33 QB 15 13 200 6-1 North Carolina St. 11/6/1964 10 8
88 Harper LeBel 34 16 0 250 6-4 Colorado St. 7/14/1963 8 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 12th / 321st pick / 1985
53 Michael Lowery 23 16 0 232 6-0 Mississippi 2/14/1974 1 1
26 John Mangum 30 FS 16 16 187 5-10 Alabama 3/16/1967 7 7 Chicago Bears / 6th / 144th pick / 1990
36 Anthony Marshall 27 db 14 1 212 6-1 LSU 9/16/1970 3 2
92 Barry Minter 27 RLB 16 16 242 6-2 Tulsa 1/28/1970 4 8 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 168th pick / 1993
13 Rick Mirer 27 qb 7 3 210 6-3 Notre Dame 3/19/1970 4 1 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 2nd pick / 1993
86 Chris Penn 26 wr 14 4 198 6-0 Tulsa 4/20/1971 3 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 96th pick / 1994
75 Todd Perry 27 LG 11 11 310 6-5 Kentucky 11/28/1970 4 4 Chicago Bears / 4th / 97th pick / 1993
57 Tony Peterson 25 16 0 232 6-1 Notre Dame 1/23/1972 3 1 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 153rd pick / 1994
65 Evan Pilgrim 25 lg 13 6 304 6-4 BYU 8/14/1972 1 3 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 87th pick / 1995
87 Ricky Proehl 29 WR 15 10 190 6-0 Wake Forest 3/7/1968 7 5 Phoenix Cardinals / 3rd / 58th pick / 1990
68 Carl Reeves 26 RDE 15 10 270 6-4 North Carolina St. 12/17/1971 1 5 Chicago Bears / 6th / 198th pick / 1995
31 Rashaan Salaam 23 rb 3 3 224 6-1 Colorado 10/8/1974 2 1 Chicago Bears / 1st / 21st pick / 1995
16 Todd Sauerbrun 24 P 16 0 211 5-10 West Virginia 1/4/1973 2 2 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 56th pick / 1995
67 William Schultz 30 g 8 3 305 6-5 USC 5/1/1967 7 2 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 94th pick / 1990
98 Carl Simpson 27 RDT 16 16 292 6-2 Florida St. 4/18/1970 4 7 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 35th pick / 1993
83 Eric Smith 26 7 0 183 5-11 LSU 9/15/1971 Rook 0
90 Alonzo Spellman 26 rde 7 5 287 6-4 Ohio St. 9/27/1971 5 2 Chicago Bears / 1st / 22nd pick / 1992
45 Tony Stargell 31 1 0 190 5-11 Tennessee St. 8/7/1966 7 0 New York Jets / 3rd / 56th pick / 1990
18 Steve Stenstrom 26 3 0 206 6-2 Stanford 12/23/1971 1 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 134th pick / 1995
91 John Thierry 26 LDE 9 9 265 6-4 Alcorn St. 9/4/1971 3 4 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1994
95 Mark Thomas 28 lde 16 7 272 6-5 North Carolina St. 5/6/1969 4 4 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 89th pick / 1992
58 Chris Villarrial 24 C 11 11 318 6-3 Indiana (PA) 6/9/1973 1 4 Chicago Bears / 5th / 152nd pick / 1996
89 Ryan Wetnight 27 te 16 3 235 6-2 Stanford 11/5/1970 4 3
60 Casey Wiegmann 24 1 0 285 6-2 Iowa 7/20/1973 Rook 0
71 James Williams 29 RT 16 16 329 6-7 Cheyney 3/29/1968 6 6
96 Tyrone Williams 25 3 0 292 6-4 Wyoming 10/22/1972 Rook 0
97 Chris Zorich 28 3 0 278 6-1 Notre Dame 3/13/1969 6 0 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 49th pick / 1991
Team Total 26.4 16 239.9 6-1.6 3.3