The Bears selected Mike Ditka fifth overall in the 1961 draft, but the Hall of Fame tight end thought another team was going to draft him to play linebacker.
"Caught in the Draft" takes a look at Jackson State, which was the focus of many NFL scouts in 1975. Jackson State running back Walter Payton, fullback Rickey Young, and linebacker Robert Brazile were considered as can't miss NFL prospects.
Former Bears running back Gale Sayers and linebacker Dick Butkus talk about how the Chicago Bears signed both of them in the 1965 draft with the third and fourth pick overall.
When Commander George Halas returned to active duty in the Navy, his life-long business partner, Ralph Brizzolara ran the team. Ralph's son Charles shares his favorite memories, including one special championship season.
Chicago Bears Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton rushed for 16,726 yards and 110 touchdowns during his career. He set the standard for the modern day running back leaving the game at the top of the record books. Watch how he did it over the course of his legendary career.
Watch Walter Payton become the NFL all-time leading rusher against the Saints in Week 6 of the 1984 season.
Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus had a reputation for being vicious on the field and Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers had a dazzling style to his rushing attack, but there is one thing that was missing.
Take an inside look at Dick Butkus, the family man while also hearing the story behind Gale Sayers' severe knee injury.
Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers' Hall of Fame careers came to an end after lingering knee injuries. Each player had to find their own life after football.
The 1969 Chicago Bears season was the worst season in franchise history, but a very defining one for Hall of Famers Gale Sayers and Dick Butkus. Also, the story behind Sayers' friendship with former bears running back Brian Piccolo is explained.