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"There’s only one thing I’ve ever wanted to do. Play pro football. Everyone seems to be made for something, and I’ve always felt that playing football was the thing I was supposed to do. I love the game.”
(Illinois)...6'3'', 245...Richard Marvin Butkus ... Two-time Illinois All-American ... First-round draft pick, 1965 ... Exceptional defensive star with speed, quickness, instinct, strength ... Great leader, tremendous competitor, adept at forcing fumbles ... Had 22 lifetime interceptions, 25 opponents' fumble recoveries ... Serious knee injury ended brilliant career ... All-NFL six years ... In eight straight Pro Bowls ... Born December 9, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois.
Although he only played one season, Woody Strode's impact was immensely important #BlackHistoryMonth https://t.co/1YkhYeEFVZ
Posted on 25 Feb
Hall of Famer Bert Bell was born OTD in 1895. In 1946, he was elected @NFL commissioner. Helped negotiate merger w/… https://t.co/DDkNEQE1UP