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The Butkus Award is given yearly to the best linebackers at the high school, college, and pro level. InCoca-Cola continued to issue bottle caps with player images on the bottom. In addition, Glendale Stamps has a Butkus portrait stamp that collectors frequently stuck into an album, making them a rare find today.
The first time the Indianapolis Colts wore pads at training camp, longtime left tackle Anthony Castonzo watched Nelson, the new left guard, stop defensive linemen cold on successive plays. The veterans knew instantly this rookie class would be different. On Friday, Leonard and Nelson were rewarded for their remarkable debut seasons by becoming the second set of rookie teammates to be voted to The Associated Press All-Pro team.
Here, as the pro football season wends its chaotic way toward the playoffs How many teams have a shot at the postseason this year? In the National League, so many first-year men have muscled into the starting lineup — a record 25 — that this has proved the Year of the Rookie. Among the rookies, Butkus so far is the best. A teammate halfback, Gale Sayers, has been the offensive star — he scored four touchdowns in one game and at mid-season led the league ins coring.
He was drafted in and he is also widely regarded as one of the best and most durable linebackers of all time. Butkus started as a football player for the University of Illinois and the Chicago Bears. He became a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in
My Account. While Topps had its moment in the sun with the "tall-boy" series and the introduction of the Joe Namath rookie card, the Philadelphia Gum Company still owned the rights to the NFL and it was just a matter of time until the next superstar rookie came into the senior league. They didn't have to wait long as a pair of future Hall of Famers, Gale Sayers and Dick Butkus, came along in the Philly set to lead a charge that already included Unitas, J.
Bears defensive back Ha Ha Clinton-Dix sits down with Jeff Joniak and discusses why he came to Chicago and his thoughts on facing his former team in week 1. Healthy High School coach Arvie Crouch shares his impression of the talented young running back from Cincinnati, while Montgomery describes how his challenging childhood sparked his determination to succeed. Chicago Bears area scout David Williams highlights more than Raymond's size and agility.
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Few people in football caused outright fear in opposing players but that's what helped set Dick Butkus apart from his peers. The hard-hitting middle linebacker for the Chicago Bears' Monsters of the Midway was a punishing defender. His play on the field earned him a reputation as a tough guy and collectors love tough guys.