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Butkus, Richard Marvin

Born: 1942 AD
Currently alive, at 78 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Actors, Football Player

1942 – Richard Marvin Butkus was born in Chicago, Illinois on the 9th of December.

1962 – He played center and linebacker for the University of Illinois. He was twice a unanimous All-American. Won the Chicago Tribune Silver Football as the Big Ten Most Valuable Player. He finished 6th in Heisman Trophy balloting.

1964 – He was named the American Football Coaches Association Player of the Year. He finished 3rd in Heisman Trophy balloting.

1973 – He was forced to retire after multiple knee injuries.

1975 – He filed a lawsuit against the Bears.

1979 – He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

1983 – He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

1985 – The Downtown Athletic Club of Orlando, Florida created an award in his name. He returned to the Bears as a color analyst on radio broadcasts.

1990 – He was named to the Walter Camp All-Century team.

2000 – He was named as the 6th best college football player ever by College Football News. He was announced to be the coach of the Chicago Enforcers of the XFL.

2001 – He was replaced with Ron Meyer for the XFL.

2005 – He coached a high school football team for an ESPN reality show, "Bound for Glory".