BearsHistory.com Chicago Bears Ring of Honor
Most professional football teams have established an official Ring of Honor. The way I see it, the ring of honor is a way for teams to honor those players they feel were the greatest in the team's history, even if those players weren't quite good enough to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Usually, a team's Ring of Honor is displayed inside the stadium as a tribute to those players.
When the "new Soldier Field" was opened in 2003, the Bears unveiled what they call their ring of honor as panels inside the concourses honoring the 25 Bears players and 1 General Manager that are enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But the Bears have never given honors to other players that were consummate Bears but have not made it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Bears have not officially recognized any of these players, so we will, with the BearsHistory.com Chicago Bears Ring of Honor. This includes the 26 Bears Hall of Famers, plus the other 15 all-time great Chicago Bears players we have chosen.
Note-We're glad so many Bears fans are passionate enough to pay attention to this, but unfortunately we do not have time to debate our choices-if you'd like to debate please take it to a message board instead of e-mailing us.  Thank you.
Note: Non-Hall of Fame members of the BearsHistory.com Chicago Bears Ring of Honor will be introduced in June/July 2009 via the Chicago Bears Blog.
George Halas George Trafton Ed Healey Roy Link Lyman Harold Red Grange
John Paddy Driscoll Bill Hewitt Bronko Nagurski Danny Fortmann George Musso
Clyde Bulldog Turner Joe Stydahar Sid Luckman George Blanda George Connor
George McAfee Doug Atkins Bill George Stan Jones Mike Ditka
Gale Sayers Dick Butkus Walter Payton Mike Singletary Dan Hampton
Jim Finks Dutch Sternaman Ed Sprinkle Harlon Hill Joe Fortunato
Rick Casares Johnny Morris Ed O'Bradovich Brian Piccolo Doug Buffone
Gary Fencik Jay Hilgenberg Steve McMichael Jim McMahon Richard Dent
Kevin Butler Jim Covert Mike Brown Honorable Mention






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