Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Heck of a Run: Only 1 Was Better Than No. 22-- Part 1: Ranking the Top Ten Bears Running Backs

From the February 14, 2016, Chicago Tribune, by Don Pierson.

Matt Forte played eight seasons with the Chicago Bears and now plays with the New York Jets.

"There is no shortage of renowned running backs in Bears history, starting with Red Grange, who brought credibility to pro football with a 1925 national barnstorming tour.  His pro rushing career never matched his output at University of Illinois because of injury, and he became more valuable on defense.

In 1934 rookie Beattie Feathers became the first NFL runner to surpass 1,000 but ended up with only 1,846 in his short Bears career.

"In the 1940s, George McAfee, whom Grange called "the most dangerous threat in football," made the Hall of Fame as much on his punt returns and defense."

Wonder Who is the #1 Bear Rusher?  --Cooter

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