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1998 Chicago Bears

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4-12-0, Finished 5th in NFC Central Division  · 1998 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.7, Offense: -3.4, Defense: -0.3, SoS: 2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 276 points (17.2/g), 25th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 368 points (23.0/g), 23rd.
 Differential of -92 points (-5.8/g), 24th.  Expected W-L: 5.4-10.6.

Coach: Dave Wannstedt (4-12-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Matt Cavanaugh
 Defensive Coordinator: Bob Slowik
 Other Notable Asst.: Greg Schiano (Secondary) 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 34 11 8 151 for 250, 1,823 yards, 9 td, 7 int, & 13 rushes for 17 yards and 1 td
RB Edgar Bennett 29 6 13 173 rushes for 611 yards, 2 td, & 28 catches for 209 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 4th / 103rd pick / 1992
FB Ty Hallock 27 5 10 13 rushes for 41 yards, 1 td, & 25 catches for 166 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 7th / 174th pick / 1993
WR Curtis Conway 27 5 15 54 catches for 733 yards, 3 td, & 5 rushes for 48 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1993
WR Bobby Engram 25 2 16 64 catches for 987 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for 3 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1996
TE Alonzo Mayes 23 Rook 16 21 catches for 217 yards, 0 td Chicago Bears / 4th / 94th pick / 1998
LT Andy Heck 31 9 14 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 15th pick / 1989
LG Todd Perry 28 5 16 Chicago Bears / 4th / 97th pick / 1993
C Casey Wiegmann 25 1 15 1 fumble recovered
RG Chris Villarrial 25 2 16 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 5th / 152nd pick / 1996
RT James Williams 30 7 16
 Defensive Starters
LDE John Thierry 27 4 9 3.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1994
LDT Jim Flanigan 27 4 16 8.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 3rd / 74th pick / 1994
RDT Mike Wells 27 4 16 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 125th pick / 1994
RDE Shawn Lee 32 10 14 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 163rd pick / 1988
LLB Ricardo McDonald 29 6 14 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 88th pick / 1992
MLB Barry Minter 28 5 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 168th pick / 1993
RLB Sean Harris 26 3 14 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1995
LCB Terry Cousin 23 1 12 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered
RCB Walt Harris 24 2 14 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 13th pick / 1996
SS Marty Carter 29 7 16 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 8th / 207th pick / 1991
FS Tony Parrish 23 Rook 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 35th pick / 1998
 Special Teams Starters
K Jeff Jaeger 34 11 0 21 of 26 field goals & 27 of 28 extra points Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1987
P Mike Horan 39 14 0 64 punts for a 41.3 average, 0 blocked Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 235th pick / 1982
PR Glyn Milburn 27 5 1 25 punt returns for a 11.6 average and 1 td Denver Broncos / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1993
KR Glyn Milburn 27 5 1 62 kick returns for a 25.0 average and 2 td Denver Broncos / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1993

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
20 James Allen 23 rb 6 2 212 5-10 Oklahoma 3/28/1975 Rook 2
84 John Allred 24 4 0 249 6-4 USC 9/9/1974 1 0 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 38th pick / 1997
36 Raymond Austin 24 12 0 190 5-11 Tennessee 12/21/1974 1 1 New York Jets / 5th / 145th pick / 1997
30 Ricky Bell 24 14 0 194 5-10 North Carolina St. 10/2/1974 2 1
32 Edgar Bennett 29 RB 16 13 217 6-0 Florida St. 2/15/1969 6 5 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 103rd pick / 1992
82 Fabien Bownes 26 16 0 185 5-11 West. Illinois 2/29/1972 3 1
23 Marty Carter 29 SS 16 16 209 6-1 Middle Tenn. St. 12/17/1969 7 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 8th / 207th pick / 1991
25 Tom Carter 26 db 4 4 185 6-0 Notre Dame 9/5/1972 5 2 Washington Redskins / 1st / 17th pick / 1993
38 Robert Chancey 26 rb 16 1 250 6-0 none 9/7/1972 1 2
52 Andre Collins 30 lb 16 2 237 6-1 Penn St. 5/4/1968 8 3 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 46th pick / 1990
80 Curtis Conway 27 WR 15 15 196 6-1 USC 1/13/1971 5 6 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1993
21 Terry Cousin 23 LCB 16 12 181 5-9 South Carolina 4/11/1975 1 5
96 Chris Draft 22 1 0 232 5-11 Stanford 2/26/1976 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 6th / 157th pick / 1998
81 Bobby Engram 25 WR 16 16 188 5-10 Penn St. 1/7/1973 2 8 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1996
39 Curtis Enis 22 rb 9 1 242 6-0 Penn St. 6/15/1976 Rook 3 Chicago Bears / 1st / 5th pick / 1998
99 Jim Flanigan 27 LDT 16 16 290 6-2 Notre Dame 8/27/1971 4 7 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 74th pick / 1994
46 Marlon Forbes 27 db 16 2 215 6-1 Penn St. 12/25/1971 2 2
93 Paul Grasmanis 24 15 0 298 6-3 Notre Dame 8/2/1974 2 1 Chicago Bears / 4th / 116th pick / 1996
53 Lemanski Hall 28 15 0 231 6-0 Alabama 11/24/1970 3 1 Houston Oilers / 7th / 220th pick / 1994
49 Ty Hallock 27 FB 16 10 252 6-2 Michigan St. 4/30/1971 5 2 Detroit Lions / 7th / 174th pick / 1993
55 Sean Harris 26 RLB 16 14 250 6-3 Arizona 2/25/1972 3 6 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1995
27 Walt Harris 24 RCB 14 14 192 5-11 Mississippi St. 8/10/1974 2 6 Chicago Bears / 1st / 13th pick / 1996
64 Andy Heck 31 LT 14 14 298 6-6 Notre Dame 1/1/1967 9 6 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 15th pick / 1989
74 Jimmy Herndon 25 t 9 2 318 6-8 Houston 8/30/1973 1 1 Jacksonville Jaguars / 5th / 146th pick / 1996
47 Randy Hilliard 31 db 9 2 165 5-11 NW State (LA) 2/6/1967 8 1 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 157th pick / 1990
2 Mike Horan 39 P 13 0 192 5-11 Long Beach St. 2/1/1959 14 1 Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 235th pick / 1982
67 Greg Huntington 28 2 0 297 6-3 Penn St. 9/22/1970 5 0 Washington Redskins / 5th / 128th pick / 1993
1 Jeff Jaeger 34 K 16 0 190 5-11 Washington 11/26/1964 11 2 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1987
12 Erik Kramer 34 QB 8 8 200 6-1 North Carolina St. 11/6/1964 11 5
57 Olin Kreutz 21 c 9 1 292 6-2 Washington 6/9/1977 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 64th pick / 1998
76 Shawn Lee 32 RDE 15 14 300 6-2 North Alabama 10/24/1966 10 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 163rd pick / 1988
26 John Mangum 31 3 0 187 5-10 Alabama 3/16/1967 8 0 Chicago Bears / 6th / 144th pick / 1990
65 Patrick Mannelly 23 16 0 265 6-5 Duke 4/18/1975 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 6th / 189th pick / 1998
85 Alonzo Mayes 23 TE 16 16 259 6-4 Oklahoma St. 6/4/1975 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 4th / 94th pick / 1998
54 Ricardo McDonald 29 LLB 15 14 248 6-2 Pittsburgh 11/8/1969 6 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 88th pick / 1992
24 Glyn Milburn 27 KR 16 1 177 5-8 Oklahoma,Stanford 2/19/1971 5 3 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1993
92 Barry Minter 28 MLB 16 16 242 6-2 Tulsa 1/28/1970 5 7 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 168th pick / 1993
4 Moses Moreno 23 qb 2 1 205 6-1 Colorado St. 9/5/1975 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 7th / 232nd pick / 1998
33 Bam Morris 26 2 0 244 6-0 Texas Tech 1/13/1972 4 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 91st pick / 1994
37 Tony Parrish 23 FS 16 16 210 6-0 Washington 11/23/1975 Rook 6 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 35th pick / 1998
86 Chris Penn 27 wr 14 1 198 6-0 Tulsa 4/20/1971 4 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 96th pick / 1994
75 Todd Perry 28 LG 16 16 310 6-5 Kentucky 11/28/1970 5 7 Chicago Bears / 4th / 97th pick / 1993
68 Carl Reeves 27 11 0 270 6-4 North Carolina St. 12/17/1971 2 1 Chicago Bears / 6th / 198th pick / 1995
98 Bryan Robinson 24 lde 11 5 305 6-4 Fresno St. 6/22/1974 1 2
88 Marcus Robinson 23 3 0 215 6-3 South Carolina 2/27/1975 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 4th / 108th pick / 1997
16 Todd Sauerbrun 25 3 0 211 5-10 West Virginia 1/4/1973 3 1 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 56th pick / 1995
59 Jim Schwantz 28 16 0 240 6-2 Purdue 1/23/1970 6 1
29 Frankie Smith 30 15 0 186 5-9 Baylor 10/8/1968 5 1 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 104th pick / 1992
18 Steve Stenstrom 27 qb 7 7 206 6-2 Stanford 12/23/1971 2 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 134th pick / 1995
91 John Thierry 27 LDE 16 9 265 6-4 Alcorn St. 9/4/1971 4 4 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1994
95 Mark Thomas 29 de 10 4 272 6-5 North Carolina St. 5/6/1969 5 2 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 89th pick / 1992
58 Chris Villarrial 25 RG 16 16 318 6-3 Indiana (PA) 6/9/1973 2 7 Chicago Bears / 5th / 152nd pick / 1996
97 Mike Wells 27 RDT 16 16 310 6-3 Iowa 1/16/1971 4 7 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 125th pick / 1994
89 Ryan Wetnight 28 te 15 4 235 6-2 Stanford 11/5/1970 5 1
60 Casey Wiegmann 25 C 16 15 285 6-2 Iowa 7/20/1973 1 6
71 James Williams 30 RT 16 16 329 6-7 Cheyney 3/29/1968 7 7
Team Total 26.8 16 238.2 6-1.3 3.9