Dick Butkus

Middle Linebacker

Dick Butkus

9 seasons
22 interceptions
25 fumble recoveries
6 All-NFL selections
8 straight Pro Bowls

9

seasons

22

interceptions

25

fumble recoveries

6

All-NFL selections

8

straight Pro Bowls
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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.”

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(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.