Dick Butkus's Career Highlights

All-NFL: 1965 (AP, NEA, NY), 1967 (UPI, NEA), 1968 (AP, UPI, NEA, PW), 1969 (AP, UPI, NEA, PW, NY), 1970 (AP, PFWA, NEA, PW), 1972 (AP, PFWA, NEA)

All-NFL Second Team: 1965 (UPI), 1966 (AP, UPI, NEA, NY), 1968 (NY), 1971 (PFWA, NEA)

All-Western Conference: 1966 (SN), 1969 (SN)

All-Pro: 1968 (PFWA), 1969 (HOF, PFWA, NEA)

All-NFC: 1970 (AP, UPI, SN PW), 1971 (AP, UPI, PW), 1972 (AP, UPI, SN)

(8) – 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973

• [1st] Most Opponents Fumbles Recovered, Career – 25
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Total Fumbles Recovered, Season – 7 (1965 - 1 own; 6 opponent)

• [1st] Most Opponents Fumbles Recovered, Career – 25
• [1st] Most Opponents Fumbles Recovered, Season – 6 (1965)

Team Statistical Championships
Interception Titles: 1965

• 1960s All-Decade Team
• 1970s All-Decade Team
• NFL’s 75th Anniversary Team
• All-Time NFL Team (selected in year 2000)
• AFL-NFL 1960-1984 All-Star Team (selected in 1985)
• 1969 NFL Defensive Player of the Year (NEA)
• 1970 NFL Defensive Player of the Year (NEA, PW)

Year Team W L T Division Finish
1965 Chicago Bears 9 5 0 (3rd)
1966 Chicago Bears 5 7 2 (2nd)
1967 Chicago Bears 7 6 1 (2nd)
1968 Chicago Bears 7 7 0 (2nd)
1969 Chicago Bears 1 13 0 (4th)
1970 Chicago Bears 6 8 0 (4th)
1971 Chicago Bears 6 8 0 (3rd)
1972 Chicago Bears 4 9 1 (4th)
1973 Chicago Bears 3 11 0 (4th)

 

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