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 Billed at 6 ft 3 in 1. Richard Marvin "Dick" Butkus was the youngest of nine children of Lithuanian immigrants Don, an electrician, and Emma, who worked in a laundry.
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Lions wide receiver Chuck Hughes lies on the turf at Tiger Stadium on October 24, , having just suffered a heart attack. Dick Butkus stands above him. I have just one, a Detroit Lions nodder that dates back to the Nixon administration. At some point during the afternoon of October 24, , I bought it for my high-school girlfriend today my wife at the first sporting event we ever attended together: a game between the Lions and Chicago Bears at Tiger Stadium. That day Lions end Chuck Hughes died on the field — the greatest single tragedy ever to occur at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull.
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His on-field meanness and loyalty to his team and native city reflected football of the s. Butkus was elected to the pro and college football Halls of Fame, and the award for the top college linebacker in the United States bears his name. High school and college linebacking standouts are known to wear Butkus's pro number 51 , which the Bears retired. I pray that I can get up every time Butkus hits me.