The Best Chicago Bears Of All Time By Jersey Number: #00-9

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#3-Bronko Nagurski

Tenure: 1930-1937, 1943

Bronco Nagurski, whose #3 has been retired, was one of the first big, legitimate running backs in the NFL. However, his stats may not reflect that as the game was obviously much different back then. For his career, he gained 2, 778 yards on 633 carries (4.4 avg.), but it was still enough to get him onto the NFL 1930s All-Decade Team, the 50th Anniversary and 75th Anniversary All-Time teams, and earned him four All-Pro honors. Perhaps the reason for that is that, like many players back then, he played on both sides of the ball. Not only was he an All-Pro at running back, but as a defensive lineman as well. For good measure, he was an All-Pro on the offensive line as well, making him the first and only player in NFL history to have the honor of being an All-Pro at three positions that weren’t kicking positions. That’s a bad man right there. And one more time for good measure: All-Pro.

Runner-up: NONE