Hewitt The Bears retired his jersey number 56, and he is a member of the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame. In 1971, Hewitt was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame posthumously. He died in a car accident on September 12, 1970 at age 30.
In college, Hewitt used both hands as receivers instead of just one like most players do today. This made him a tough defender to bring down after he caught the ball. After graduating from Syracuse, Hewitt went right into the NFL draft. He was the third player selected in the 1971 NFL Draft after Jim Plunkett and Jack Lambert.
Hewitt played 10 seasons in the NFL for three different teams. He started out with the Pittsburgh Steelers where he won two Super Bowls. Then the Bears who drafted him first joined the league later that year and they were also able to win two Super Bowls. Finally, Hewitt ended up in San Francisco where he didn't get to play until late in the 1973 season because of a knee injury he suffered earlier that year. Even though he had to sit out most of the season, Hewitt still managed to catch 42 passes for 612 yards and five touchdowns.
After retiring from football, Hewitt became the coach of the Syracuse University football team.
In honor of the team's centenary anniversary on May 20, 2019, the Chicago Bears presented the Top 100 players in franchise history, as voted on by Hall of Fame writers Don Pierson and Dan Pompei, two of the most well-known journalists to have ever covered the club.
Who was the greatest at wearing each jersey number? Who was the greatest at wearing each jersey number? We discussed, surveyed, and compiled a list of the finest Bears players to wear each jersey number from one to ninety-nine. I've copied the link icon!
The Bears have not formally acknowledged any of these players, thus the BearsHistory.com Chicago Bears Ring of Honor will. This covers the 26 Bears Hall of Famers, as well as the additional 15 all-time great Chicago Bears players we've selected.
They made the playoffs again in 1979, this time with a 10? 6 record, the best for the Finks-led Bears. He quit in 1982 when George Halas failed to confer with him before selecting Mike Ditka as head coach. In 1995, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
From 1984 through 1995, he was a member of the New York Giants, Washington Redskins, and Cleveland Browns. He was a Michigan State Spartan during his collegiate career. Banks, Carl
|NFL Draft:||1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3|
|New York Giants (1984–1992) Washington Redskins (1993) Cleveland Browns (1994–1995)|
With an average age of 25.85 years, the Bears went from having one of the oldest rosters in the NFL in 2014 to having one of the youngest in 2016. (10th). Cutler is two years older than tight end Zach Miller, who is 31. (Date of Birth 4) August 16, 1988.
Miller played only eight games in 2015 because of a knee injury that required surgery. He returned for the final game of the season but was held scoreless. The Bears lost 26-16 at home to New England.
Before he got hurt, Miller had nine catches for 132 yards and two touchdowns in four games this year. His return was expected to help the Bears' passing game, which was ranked 29th in total offense before he got hurt.
As a rookie in 2008, Miller started all 16 games at tight end for the Bears. He had 42 catches for 517 yards and three touchdowns. Miller was voted by his teammates as the team's most valuable player after he led the team with 951 receiving yards.
He finished his career in Chicago with 110 catches for 1,409 yards and seven touchdowns.
The oldest player on the Bears is probably Hall of Famer Mike Singletary. At 38 years old in 2009, he was the oldest player in the NFL. The youngest player on the team was defensive tackle Alan Branch, who was 24 years old.
On Oct. 1, the Bears will wear their alternate orange uniforms. The jersey is a replica of the one worn by the squad for one season in 1936. It has blue and orange shoulder and sleeve stripes, navy numbers and inscriptions, and a navy helmet with three orange stripes. This uniform was not intended for use in games played that year, but rather as a promotional item for the Chicago Cubs' baseball team. The jerseys were given to players who had been traded or released by the Cubs, with the exception of George M. Steinbuch, who ordered them.
The 1936 season was the only time the Cubs wore these uniforms. They were designed by John C. Fremont and produced by Brooks Brothers. The company also produced all 32 NFL jerseys from 1947 to 1960. In addition, they have served as the primary jersey since 1991 when Nike stopped making NFL jerseys (although they did re-release some older designs).
In addition to wearing these uniforms once per season, the Bears will also wear them during home game days where the weather is inclement.
These are the only two times in franchise history that the Bears have worn these uniforms. There have been several other occasions where they have worn an orange uni design during regular season games, but none of these uniforms are available for sale today.