The Best Chicago Bears Of All Time By Jersey Number: #30-39

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#35-Neal Anderson

Tenure: 1986-1993

It’s hard to follow Walter Payton on a simple list, but it’s even harder to follow Walter Payton as the featured running back of the Chicago Bears, but Neal Anderson handled the situation quite well. He was able to learn from #34 for a couple of years at the beginning of his career and his stellar play for eight years in Chicago gives him the #35 nod. He trails only Payton and Matt Forte in career rushing yards with 6, 166 and was invited to the Pro Bowl four consecutive years.

1986: 14 games, 35 carries, 146 yards—4 receptions, 80 yards, 1 TD

1987: 11 games, 129 carries, 586 yards, 3 TD—47 receptions, 467 yards, 3 TD

1988: 16 games, 249 carries, 1106 yards, 12 TD—39 receptions, 371 yards

1989: 16 games, 274 carries, 1275 yards, 11 TD—50 receptions, 434 yards, 4 TD

1990: 15 games, 260 carries, 1078 yards, 10 TD—42 receptions, 484 yards, 3 TD

1991: 13 games, 210 carries, 747 yards, 6 TD—47 receptions, 368 yards, 3 TD

1992: 16 games, 156 carries, 582 yards, 5 TD—42 receptions, 399 yards, 6 TD

1993: 15 games, 202 carries, 646 yards, 4 TD—31 receptions, 160 yards

Runner-up: Anthony Thomas