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Dick Butkus

1942 - 2023

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Richard Marvin Butkus (December 9, 1942 – October 5, 2023) was an American football linebacker, sports commentator, and actor. He played football for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) from 1965 to 1973. He was invited to eight Pro Bowls in nine seasons, 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 4,291,981 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Dick Butkus is the 14th most popular american football player (down from 12th in 2019), the 10,549th most popular biography from United States (down from 10,105th in 2019) and the 14th most popular American American Football Player.

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Among american football players, Dick Butkus ranks 14 out of 55Before him are Dan Marino, Colin Kaepernick, Peyton Manning, Joe Namath, Cam Newton, and Jerry Rice. After him are Michael Oher, John Elway, Brett Favre, Lawrence Taylor, Walter Payton, and Aaron Rodgers.

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Among people born in 1942, Dick Butkus ranks 580Before him are Walter Rodney, Frankie Lymon, Donald E. Williams, Mario Savio, Lesley Turner Bowrey, and Pedro Araya Toro. After him are Jan Halvarsson, Ama Ata Aidoo, Salim Ahmed Salim, Kenas Aroi, Christine Darden, and Harald Norpoth. Among people deceased in 2023, Dick Butkus ranks 362Before him are Benjamin Zephaniah, Sergio Gori, James Hartle, Charlie Dominici, Nigel Lawson, and Tom Courtney. After him are Ama Ata Aidoo, Barrett Strong, Stéphane Demol, Viktor Mamatov, Richard Moll, and David Del Tredici.

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Among people born in United States, Dick Butkus ranks 10,549 out of 18,182Before him are Tom Forman (1893), Meredith Monroe (1969), Tom Dowd (1925), Wallace Smith Broecker (1931), Simon Cameron (1799), and Ed Boon (1964). After him are Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen (1817), Maxine Singer (1931), Todd Solondz (1959), Alice Marble (1913), Black Francis (1965), and Gerrit Graham (1948).


Among american football players born in United States, Dick Butkus ranks 14Before him are Dan Marino (1961), Colin Kaepernick (1987), Peyton Manning (1976), Joe Namath (1943), Cam Newton (1989), and Jerry Rice (1962). After him are Michael Oher (1986), John Elway (1960), Brett Favre (1969), Lawrence Taylor (1959), Walter Payton (1954), and Aaron Rodgers (1983).