The chicago bears are a professional american football team in the national football league based in chicago, illinois. After the death of buffalo bills owner ralph wilson in march 2014, she became the oldest owner in the nfl. The chicago tribune book of the chicago bears is an impressive testament to bears tradition, compiling photography, original box. The bears were founded in decatur, illinois, by george halas, in 1919. Nbc sports chicago has identified the 100 greatest bears moments, the hallowed hundred that are etched in memories throughout the history of the organization that started it all. History of the chicago bears american football database. Bears top 10 plays of the 2016 season nfl highlights youtube. He started four of the nine games in which he played during his rookie season, catching 19 passes for 219 yards 200 m and three touchdowns. The 2012 chicago bears season was the franchises 93rd season in the national football league. Sep 10, 2019 the bears never looked back and stunned peyton mannings colts, 29, and one of the most productive careers in bears history was off and running. Before that, booker served on the municipal council of newark for. After playing college football for louisianamonroe, he was drafted by the chicago bears in the third round of the 1999 nfl draft.
Revised and updated to include the latest seasons on the gridiron, chicago bears. The bears are most comfortable in the cover 2, as thats how their team is built. The chicago tribune book of the chicago bears is an impressive testament to bears tradition, compiling photography, original box scores, and entertaining essays from hall of fame reporters. Overall, he caught a total of 329 passes for 3,895 yards and 25 touchdowns. The 2012 chicago bears season was the franchises 93rd season in the national football league, as well as the ninth under head coach lovie smith. Traded by raiders as 1999 3rd round pick 78th overall with 1999 2nd round pick 48th overall, russell davis and 1999 4th round pick 111th overall, rosevelt colvin to bears for 1999 2nd round pick 40th overall, tony bryant and 1999 4th round pick 102nd overall, dameane douglas. The team played at soldier field for the tenth season since its reconstruction in 2001. Check out the best plays from the chicago bears 2016 season. In chicago, the bears grip on the city spans generations and cultures, endures disappointments, and celebrates triumphs great and small. Devontae booker profile page, biographical information, injury history and news. Staley starch company which owned the team for its first two seasons. Alltime best chicago bears players by jersey number nbc.
Bears players from chicago area with the bears selecting lake barrington native cole kmet with their first pick in the draft, senior writer larry mayer ranks the top 10 players in franchise history from the chicago area. Booker signed with the chicago bears on july 17, 2012. Stick to a variation of this formation in most situations and control urlacher manually. This was the typical start for several early professional football franchises. Every week during the season, well send you an email to your inbox with scores, this weeks schedule, top performers, fantasy drops and adds, new debuts and interesting tidbits.
Lew freedman is the author of more than 40 books on sports, including chicago bears. That total also ranked second in the nfc and sixth in the nfl. She is the eldest child of former bears coach and owner george halas, who left the team to his daughter upon his death in 1983, and minnie bushing halas. Virginia halas mccaskey born january 5, 1923 is the principal owner of the chicago bears of the national football league. Chicago bears history is a 128page, softcover book covering the history of the chicago bears from 1920 to 2004. The franchise that became the bears was founded by businessman a. Staley in 1920 and was first known as the decatur illinois staleys. The organization that eventually became the chicago bears, the decatur staleys, was originally conceived by the a. The nfl draft returns to primetime in 2018, with the first round taking place thursday, followed by the second and third rounds on friday. January 19 in 1993, the bears hired dave wannstedt as their 11th head coach in franchise history. Booker spent six seasons with the bears in two stints from 19992003 and 2008, appearing in 82 games.
The top 10 wide receivers in franchise history page 2. The following is a list of all regular season and postseason games played between the chicago bears and green bay packers. With the nfl set to celebrate its 100th birthday on sept. He is tied for fourth in franchise history with 329 receptions, ranks eighth with 3,895 yards and is tied for 10th with 25 touchdown catches.
Hes tied for third on the bears career list with 329 receptions and ranks sixth with 3,895. In 2002, booker became the first chicago bears receiver to appear in a pro bowl since gordon in 1970, and the only offensive skill position player going back to neal anderson in 1991 to make it to hawaii. Jun 12, 2019 still, between dick gordon in 1971 and marshall in 2012, the bears only pro bowl receiver was marty booker, a thirdround pick who became a rare developmental success at the position, catching. His complete illustrated histories of the bears, giants, and steelers all rank among mvps top five bestselling football titles. Wide receiver marty booker, who broke the chicago bears singleseason receptions record in 2001, has now broken the bank as well. Chicagos first permanent resident was a trader named jean baptiste point du sable, a free black man apparently from haiti, who came here in the late 1770s.
A member of the democratic party, booker is first africanamerican u. The complete illustrated history brings the teams vibrant history to life. Cleveland still gassed, chicago bears running back armando allen stood in front of a crammed shared locker bearing two nameplates. George halas became playercoach of the new team, which he relocated to chicago in 1921 after staley handed the young franchise over to him. The team went just 412 on the season, but booker was a. They were first called the decatur staleys, after the a. While he played well in chicago, the bears needed a defensive end to rush the quarterback.
The bears soon became known as the monsters of the midway, dominating the sport with four nfl titles in the 1940s, seven winning campaigns in the 1950s, and a final title with halas as coach in 1963. The chicago bears are one of the nfls most storied teams, and their uniform, the chicago bears jersey, tells the history of the teams struggles and triumphs. The bears, led by jim miller, seemed like a team of destiny, with five comeback wins during the season, including two straight improbable. They pulled a trade with booker that brought adewale ogunleye from the miami dolphins. As it turns out booker had unfinished business with the bears. Still, between dick gordon in 1971 and marshall in 2012, the bears only pro bowl receiver was marty booker, a thirdround pick who became a rare developmental success at the position, catching. Career history san francisco 49ers 19981999 chicago bears. Jun 02, 2010 putting together an alltime chicago bears team from 91 years of nfl history and tradition is sure to cause debate, and may seem like a foolhardy exercise, but here goes in close calls, i gave. The chicago bears and the arizona cardinals originally the chicago cardinals are the two charter members of the national football league still in existence. Booker spent his first five seasons in chicago before getting dealt to the dolphins in august 2004. Miami intercepted the qb twice, and chicago failed to get into the end zone until thirdstring qb henry burris passed to marty booker for a 6yard td pass in the fourth quarter. Can rookie anthony miller be next alshon jeffery for bears. Marty booker, wr 19992003, 2008 after a successful college career at the university of louisianamonroe, the bears drafted marty booker in the third round of the 1999 nfl draft.
Staley food starch company of decatur, illinois, in 1919 as a company team. This absurd onehanded grab with a lions corner in his face was one of the catalysts that sparked a 347 romp. A canadian football league cornerback who has been on the nfl radar for several weeks, tre roberson made his decision a deal with chicago bears. A starter on the 1963 nfl title team, whitsell never missed a game in six seasons with the bears from 196166 and ranks sixth in team history with 26 interceptions. Apr, 2020 booker spent six seasons with the bears in two stints from 19992003 and 2008, appearing in 82 games. Booker was with the bears twice, the first time from 1999 to 2003 and then again in just the 2008 season.
Chicago trailed 107 at halftime, then wr david terrell scored in the third period to put the bears up 1410. In 1999, the bears chose receiver marty booker in the third round of the draft no. Marty booker wr, 19992003, 2008 in 2001, booker became the first bears receiver to catch 100 balls, breaking johnny morriss 1964 record of 93 receptions. Its also available for hockey, basketball and baseball. Bears players from chicago area with the bears selecting lake barrington native cole kmet with their first pick in the draft, senior writer larry mayer ranks the. Feb 01, 2020 january 19 in 1993, the bears hired dave wannstedt as their 11th head coach in franchise history. Bears top 10 plays of the 2016 season nfl highlights. Bears release booker, one of franchises most productive. May 23, 2018 jeffery battled a host of injuries in chicago, but hes still despite playing only five seasons for the bears third all time in franchise history in receiving yards 4,549 and seventh in. The nfl on cbs self miami dolphins wide receiver self chicago bears wide receiver self miami dolphins tight. Despite a world class mustache, wanny compiled a 4056 record over 6 seasons. Feb 21, 2017 check out the best plays from the chicago bears 2016 season. Cory anthony booker born april 27, 1969 is an american politician, attorney, and author who has served as the junior united states senator from new jersey since 20. Marty montez booker born july 31, 1976 is a former american football wide receiver who played for eleven seasons in the national football league nfl.
Their 1,000game history began in 1920 in decatur, illinois, when the staley starch company decided to sponsor a football team. He hit it on the nose with 100 catches for 1,071 yards and 8. Jun 15, 2011 booker was with the bears twice, the first time from 1999 to 2003 and then again in just the 2008 season. The team won the american professional football association apfa championship in its first season in chicago, and it was renamed the bears in 1922, the same year the apfa became the nfl. The team went just 412 on the season, but booker was a bright spot on offense. The chicago tribune book of the chicago bears is a decadebydecade look at the chicago bears, beginning with george halas moving the team to chicago in 1921. In 2001, booker started all 16 games and set a bears. From their founding as the decatur staleys, through the move to chicago, championships in the 1930s and 40s, the monsters of the 1950s, to the present, its all covered in the book. Jay cutler 2,0203,271, 23,443 yds, 154 td alltime rushing leader. The safe bet is to line up in a singleback4wr set and get the ball to him on the curl. In the long history of the chicago bears only one player has hit triple digits in pass receptions, and that was marty booker in 2001. Chicago bears simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Show how well you know the top performers in the teams history. Booker had no hard feelings, and when he became a free agent in 2008, he returned to chicago.
The team finished with a 3 record under head coach dick jauron en route to an nfc central title and the number two seed in the nfc. The two teams have met each other 180 times, with the chicago bears winning 101 games and the detroit lions winning 74 games. In 2008 bears wr marty booker made an amazing onehanded catch vs. The bears have partnered with chicago based lyrical lemonade to give a fresh look at when and where the monsters of the midway will take on their opponents this season. Some of those moments have been individual games with defining overall significance. The team has won nine nfl championships, with the last being in 1985 super.
The bears became the first team in nfl history to score a passing touchdown. With a minute left to play, atlanta was in position to end the bears run of nine straight wins in games decided by seven points or less, but k jay feely missed a 46yard fg attempt, and chicago prevailed. He had 100 catches in 2001, which is tied for second most in. The bears never looked back and stunned peyton mannings colts, 29, and one of the most productive careers in bears history was off and running. The early chicago teams established a rivalry with the green bay packers, which became one of the sports. Beginning with the franchises 1919 origins as the decatur staleys, this lavishly illustrated book presents the highs and lows from more than nine decades of football. Nov 25, 2016 in 2008 bears wr marty booker made an amazing onehanded catch vs. Jun 16, 2011 in the long history of the chicago bears only one player has hit triple digits in pass receptions, and that was marty booker in 2001. Over six seasons in chicago he recorded 329 catches for 3,895 yards and 25 touchdowns. Halas, affectionately known as papa bear, prowled the sidelines as head coach until 1968. As one of the nfls historic franchises, the bears have a long, proud history stretching back before most fans can remember. The two teams have met each other 200 times including 2 postseason games, with the chicago bears winning 95 games and the green bay packers winning 99 games. Meet the alltime chicago bears team bleacher report.
News lorenzo booker was signed by the chicago bears. Chicago bears, and the 50 greatest plays inchicago bears football history. Chicago bears uniform and team history heritage uniforms. During the teams 96year history, the bears have won eight presuper bowl nfl championships, four conference championships, 18 division championships, and 26 playoff appearances. Sep 10, 2019 nbc sports chicago has identified the 100 greatest bears moments, the hallowed hundred that are etched in memories throughout the history of the organization that started it all. The following is a list of all regular season and postseason games played between the chicago bears and detroit lions. The 2001 chicago bears season was their 82nd regular season and 23rd postseason completed in the national football league.
Feb, 2009 booker spent his first five seasons in chicago before getting dealt to the dolphins in august 2004. He was previously the 36th mayor of newark from 2006 to 20. He became just the seventh receiver 8th time in bears history to post a 1,000yard. He had 100 catches in 2001, which is tied for second most in team history. Jeffery battled a host of injuries in chicago, but hes still despite playing only five seasons for the bears third all time in franchise history in receiving yards 4,549 and seventh in. From the teams humble beginnings to its status as a marquee nfl franchise, the chicago tribune has documented every season.79 98 649 1067 19 1217 178 1225 744 828 643 1091 170 1588 284 1378 748 1498 41 22 809 1230 773 1248 300 934 500 743 123 1380 206 1246