William Roy "Link" Lyman, Tackle, 1926-1934
Link LymanJoined the Bears for the Red Grange "barnstorming tour" following the 1925 season following four seasons with Frankford, Canton and Cleveland. Played for Bears during the regular season from 1926-1934, leaving pro football in 1929 and 1932. Known as the player that pioneered shifting and slanting on the defensive line. George Halas stated that Lyman was a better, stronger player in his final two seasons than he was when younger. Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1964. Died in 1972 at the age of 74.

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