1961 Chicago Bears Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-6
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's West Division
Coach: George Halas (8-6)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
1961 Chicago Bears Statistics
1961 Chicago Bears Results

The Chicago Bears of the National Football League ended the 1961 season with a record of 8 wins and 6 losses, finishing third in the NFL's West Division. George Halas coached the team.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
39John AdamsE-FBNovember 28, 19376'3"235UCLASan Diego, CA USA130
79Art AndersonRTOctober 9, 19366'3"244IdahoBreckenridge, MN USA140
81Doug AtkinsRDEMay 8, 19306'8"257TennesseeHumboldt, TN USA140
49Charlie BivinsKROctober 16, 19386'1"212Morris BrownAtlanta, GA USA140
15Ed BrownPOctober 26, 19286'2"200San FranciscoSan Luis Obispo, CA USA145
38Bill BrownRBJune 29, 19385'11"228IllinoisMendota, IL USA140
25J.C. CarolineLCBJanuary 17, 19336'0"185IllinoisWarrenton, GA USA140
35Rick CasaresFBJuly 4, 19316'2"226FloridaTampa, FL USA130
46Angelo CoiaSE-WRApril 21, 19386'3"195CitadelPhiladelphia, PA USA110
60Roger DavisRGJune 23, 19386'3"240SyracuseCleveland, OH USA140
89Mike DitkaTEOctober 18, 19396'3"228PittsburghCarnegie, PA USA140
43Jim DooleyB-E-FL-TEFebruary 8, 19306'4"198Miami (FL)Stoutsville, MO USA60
65Stan FanningT-DE-DTNovember 22, 19376'7"270IdahoPeoria, IL USA140
84Bo FarringtonSEJanuary 18, 19366'3"217Prairie ViewDeWalt, TX USA110
31Joe FortunatoLLBMarch 28, 19306'1"225VMIMingo Junction, OH USA140
28Willie GalimoreHBMarch 30, 19356'1"187Florida A&MSt. Augustine, FL USA140
61Bill GeorgeMLBOctober 27, 19296'2"237Wake ForestWaynesburg, PA USA140
87Harlon HillE-DBMay 4, 19326'3"199North AlabamaKillen, AL USA140
20Bobby JacksonDBJanuary 10, 19366'1"190AlabamaGeneva, AL USA90
78Stan JonesLGNovember 24, 19316'1"252MarylandAltoona, PA USA140
67Ted KarrasG-T-LBJanuary 31, 19346'1"245IndianaGary, IN USA140
74Bob KilcullenLDTMay 13, 19366'3"245Texas TechSt. Louis, MI USA140
53Ken KirkLBFebruary 26, 19386'2"230MississippiTupelo, MS USA100
54Roger LeClercKOctober 1, 19366'3"235Trinity (CT)Springfield, MA USA140
70Herman LeeLTAugust 29, 19316'4"244Florida A&MPhenix City, AL USA140
86Pete ManningDBAugust 11, 19376'3"208Wake ForestHudson, MA USA30
76John MellekasC-DT-TJune 14, 19336'3"255ArizonaNewport, RI USA140
47Johnny MorrisFLSeptember 26, 19355'10"180California-Santa BarbaraLong Beach, CA USA140
33Larry MorrisRLBDecember 10, 19336'2"226Georgia TechDecatur, GA USA140
40Don MullinsDBMarch 31, 19396'1"195HoustonShreveport, LA USA40
12Dick NormanQBSeptember 14, 19386'3"209StanfordDowney, CA USA30
17Richie PetitbonLSApril 18, 19386'3"206Loyola (LA)New Orleans, LA USA140
50Mike PyleCJuly 18, 19396'3"250YaleKeokuk, IA USA1414
36J.D. SmithFB-HBOctober 18, 19366'1"210Compton CC (CA)30
24Rosey TaylorRSJuly 4, 19375'11"186Grambling St.New Orleans, LA USA140
9Billy WadeQBOctober 4, 19306'2"202VanderbiltNashville, TN USA139
63Bob WetoskaT-G-CAugust 22, 19376'3"240Notre DameMinneapolis, MN USA140
23Dave WhitsellRCBJune 14, 19366'0"189IndianaShelby, MI USA140
75Fred WilliamsRDTFebruary 8, 19296'4"249ArkansasLittle Rock, AR USA140
82Maury YoumansLDEOctober 18, 19366'4"251SyracuseEagle Bay, NY USA140



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