Dick Butkus Autographed "Monsters of the Midway" 8x10 Photo Display
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ABOUT THIS COLLECTIBLE
Richard “Dick” Butkus is the very definition of a Middle Linebacker…and a Chicago Bear for that matter. He played Linebacker for the Bears from 1965 to 1972, where he was selected to eight Pro Bowls, named a first-team All-Pro six times, and was twice recognized by his peers as the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year. Renowned as a fierce, violent tackler and for the relentless effort with which he played, Butkus is still viewed as the "Gold Standard" by which other middle linebackers are measured. He was THAT good. Born in Chicago, Butkus played his entire football career in his home state, which began at Chicago Vocational High School. As a college football player at the University of Illinois, he was a linebacker and center for the Fighting Illini. A two-time consensus All-American, he led the Illini to a Rose Bowl victory in 1963 and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983. And he kept it going with the Bears. In 2008, the NFL Network named Butkus the most feared tackler of all time. According to HOF Defensive End Deacon Jones, Butkus "was a well-conditioned animal, and every time he hit you, he tried to put you in the cemetery, not the hospital." Monsters of the Midway indeed! His number 51 retired by the Bears, Dick hand-signed this classic shot along with his special “HOF 79” inscription, the year of his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Then we went to work with this 20"w x 16"h Sports Gallery Exclusive Display of wood moulding, UV-protective glass, Bears Navy Blue matting and SGA Custom "Monsters of the Midway" Plate that includes his year of HOF induction and jersey retirement along with the classic Bears logo. OR YOU CAN CREATE YOUR OWN PLATE! Just a classic collectible celebrating a classic Bear!