Dick Butkus

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Birthday
9, 1942
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
9, 1942 (age 75)
Birthplace
Chicago, IL

About

Hall of Fame linebacker who played nine seasons with the Chicago Bears and was selected to eight Pro Bowls. He retired with 1,020 tackles, 22 interceptions and 27 fumble recoveries.

Before Fame

He grew up in Chicago but preferred watching baseball instead of football.

Trivia

After dominating in college at the University of Illinois, he had his number 50 retired by the school.

Family Life

He married his high school sweetheart Helen, and they had three kids together, and their son went on to play for USC.

Associated With

He appeared in a few movies, including The Longest Yard starring Burt Reynolds.