Let's get back into it! It's Labor Day and my post is getting up a little late because I got busy yesterday enjoying the long weekend and forgot that even though it's a holiday, WCG never sleeps. So let's take a gander at some of the Bears who labored for the team their entire career while wearing numbers 65-69. There will be at least one current Bear and he's one of the longest tenured ever. Do I really need to tell you who?
66 - Clyde "Bulldog" Turner, C/LB (1940-52): The guy played two ways his entire career. At center he was a four-time Pro-Bowler and seven-time First-Team All-Pro. At linebacker he led the league with eight INTs in 1942. He also intercepted four passes in five NFL title games.
67 - Jerry Fontenot, C/G (1989-96): Fontenot started 89 games for the Bears at LG and center over his eight season with the team and played in a total of 128 games. He is one of the few players I know of to have played for Ditka as both a Bear and a Saint.
68 - Jim Osborne, DT (1972-84): Osborne played in 186 games with a 154 starts for the Bears. Sacks didn't become an official stat until his 11th season but he picked up 10 and a half of them. He also recovered nine fumbles. Fun fact: Bears DT Jim Flanigan wore number 68 in his rookie season.
69 - Revie Sorey, RG (1975-83): Sorey played in 109 games for the Bears with 77 starts. He played his college ball at Illinois. He was twice a second team All-Conference player and twice a first team All-Conference player.