Dick Butkus's Career Capsule

Full Name: Richard Marvin Butkus

Birthdate: December 9, 1942

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

High School: Chicago Vocational

Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: January 20, 1979

Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: July 28, 1979

Presenter: Pete Elliott, Butkus’s head coach at Illinois

Other Members of the Class of 1979: Yale Lary, Ron Mix, Johnny Unitas

Pro Career: 9 Seasons, 119 Games

Drafted: 1st round (3rd player overall) in 1965 by Chicago Bears. (Also drafted in 2nd round in 1965 AFL Draft by Denver Broncos).

Uniform Number: #51