Butkus played high school football as a fullbacklinebackerpunterand placekicker for coach Bernie O'Brien at Chicago Vocational High School. Harris Benson Olsen C. Thomas Tippett Urlacher Wilcox. As a senior inButkus was named the team's co-captain butkus fan with safety George Dick.
View all autographs posted for Dick Butkus. Renowned as a fierce tackler and for the relentless effort with which he played, Butkus is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most intimidating linebackers in pro football history.
Retrieved December 6, Dick Butkus knocked his own hat off while waving a towel and handled it as expected. Butkus became most noted for his tackling ability, and the ferocity with which he tackled opponents.
Butkus sparked controversy in with the release of Stop-Action , a memoir describing the final week of the season. Dick Butkus—awards and honors. He decided to name him after "possibly the fiercest football player in history".
Through The Butkus Foundation, Butkus has supported many charitable causes. Comment View 2 comment s. Italics denotes players who have been voted in but not yet inducted.