Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon inducted into the Utah Sports Hall Of Fame

Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE

Few Chicago Bears players, past or present, captured the city like Jim McMahon. His iconic run in the 80s was a thing of legend, and his anti-establishment attitude brought him national notoriety. Last night he was inducted into the Utah Sports Hall Of Fame.

Jim McMahon was arguably one of the most popular Bears players to ever lace em up. From head butting his offensive linemen, to his colorful headbands, and his reckless style of play, Jim McMahon endeared himself to his teammates and the fans.

McMahon played seven seasons in Chicago, and 15 years overall in the NFL. He helped lead the 1985 Bears team, a team many NFL experts consider the greatest ever, to victory in Super Bowl XX.

Before he was drafted by the Chicago Bears 5th overall in 1982, he spent five years at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and two years at Utah's Roy High School.

Last night he was inducted into the Utah Sports Hall Of Fame along with golfer Billy Casper, University of Utah and Weber State football coach Ron McBride, Ute tight end Marv Fleming and BYU volleyball player Michele Fellows Lewis.

In typical Jim McMahon fashion, he called the honor unlikely for someone, "who never wanted to come to Utah."

For more on historical Chicago Bears players and coaches, be sure to peruse our history section.

What are some of your Jim McMahon memories?

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