Dick Butkus

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Richard Marvin Butkus (born December 9, 1942) is an American former professional football player, sports commentator, and actor. He played football as a linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) from 1965 to 1973. Through those nine seasons he was invited to eight Pro Bowls, named a first-team All-Pro six times, and was twice recognized by his peers as the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dick Butkus has received more than 2,040,851 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Dick Butkus is the 12th most popular american football player (down from 10th in 2019), the 10,126th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,455th in 2019) and the 12th most popular American American Football Player.

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Among american football players, Dick Butkus ranks 12 out of 55Before him are Dan Marino, Joe Namath, Michael Oher, Peyton Manning, Cam Newton, and Lawrence Taylor. After him are Jerry Rice, Aaron Hernandez, John Elway, Walter Payton, Colin Kaepernick, and Brett Favre.

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Among people born in 1942, Dick Butkus ranks 518Before him are Donald E. Williams, Elvin Bishop, Olivia Cole, Tom Mankiewicz, Ann Packer, and Connie Hawkins. After him are Jejomar Binay, Judy Sheindlin, Walter Rodney, Harry Chapin, Walter Lini, and Ama Ata Aidoo.

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Among people born in United States, Dick Butkus ranks 10,126 out of 15,968Before him are Brooke Elliott (1974), Breckin Meyer (1974), Jack Valenti (1921), Bob Weir (1947), Brittany Snow (1986), and Tory Belleci (1970). After him are Dolph Ziggler (1980), Fred Savage (1976), Dana Ashbrook (1967), Alexei Panshin (1940), Dale Gardner (1948), and Danielle Harris (1977).


Among american football players born in United States, Dick Butkus ranks 12Before him are Dan Marino (1961), Joe Namath (1943), Michael Oher (1986), Peyton Manning (1976), Cam Newton (1989), and Lawrence Taylor (1959). After him are Jerry Rice (1962), Aaron Hernandez (1989), John Elway (1960), Walter Payton (1954), Colin Kaepernick (1987), and Brett Favre (1969).