Archive for July, 2009

Chicago Bears Ring of Honor: Steve McMichael

Today’s induction into the Chicago Bears Ring of Honor is defensive tackle Steve McMichael. McMichael arrived in Chicago in 1981 following his release by the New England Patriots.  He probably wouldn’t have even been a Bear if not for an injury to Bear defensive tackle Brad Shearer.  Following 13 seasons for the Bears, no […]

Chicago Bears Ring of Honor: Jay Hilgenberg

Jay Hilgenberg is a member of the Chicago Bears Ring of Honor. Hilgenberg came from a stellar football pedigree (Uncle Wally played linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings) but still went undrafted in 1981.  For the Bears, he would play on special teams and wait patiently behind veteran Dan Neal for his first three seasons, […]

Chicago Bears Ring of Honor: Gary Fencik

Getting into the modern era…today we add safety Gary Fencik to the Chicago Bears Ring of Honor. A castoff wide receiver from the Miami Dolphins, Chicago-area native Gary Fencik was acquired by the Bears in 1976 and quickly was switched to safety.  By 1977, Fencik was starting in the defensive backfield with fellow safety […]

Bears Ring of Honor: Piccolo and Doug Buffone

Brian Piccolo’s story is well known and has been documented at for a decade.  Adding him to the Chicago Bears Ring of Honor was a no-brainer. Today’s addition is linebacker Doug Buffone, who played 14 seasons for the Bears. We’re not sure, but perhaps Buffone holds the record for playing for more different Head […]