1983 Chicago Bears Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-8
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Mike Ditka (8-8)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
1983 Chicago Bears Statistics
1983 Chicago Bears Results

The Chicago Bears of the National Football League ended the 1983 season with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses, finishing second in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.

The Bears scored 311 points, and the rigid defensive squad allowed 301. Walter Payton rushed for a team-leading 1,421 yards for Chicago.

Jim McMahon passed for 2,184 yards, and Vince Evans spent time under center, too. Walter Payton topped pass catchers, hauling in 53 balls, while Willie Gault added 836 receiving yards. Matt Suhey and Emery Moorehead provided receiving help also.

Leslie Frazier intercepted 7 opponent throws. Mike Hartenstine led the defensive unit with 12 quarterback sacks, leading the way for a team which created 51 sacks.

Mike Ditka coached the team.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
51Kelvin AtkinsLBJuly 3, 19606'3"235IllinoisOrlando, FL USA130
7Bob AvelliniQBAugust 28, 19536'2"208MarylandQueens, NY USA20
84Brian BaschnagelWRJanuary 8, 19545'11"187Ohio St.Kingston, NY USA164
79Kurt BeckerRGDecember 22, 19586'5"271MichiganAurora, IL USA1614
25Todd BellSSNovember 28, 19586'1"207Ohio St.Middletown, OH USA1515
62Mark BortzGFebruary 12, 19616'6"282IowaPardeeville, WI USA160
54Brian CabralLBJune 23, 19566'1"233ColoradoFort Benning, GA USA164
59Gary CampbellLBMarch 4, 19526'1"218ColoradoHonolulu, HI USA64
74Jimbo CovertLTMarch 22, 19606'4"277PittsburghConway, PA USA1616
95Richard DentDEDecember 13, 19606'5"265Tennessee St.Atlanta, GA USA163
22Dave DuersonFSNovember 28, 19606'1"207Notre DameMuncie, IN USA166
88Pat DunsmoreTEOctober 2, 19576'3"237DrakeDuluth, MN USA161
8Vince EvansQBJune 14, 19556'2"215USCGreensboro, NC USA93
92Rob FadaGMay 7, 19616'2"265PittsburghFairborn, OH USA53
45Gary FencikFSJune 11, 19546'1"194YaleChicago, IL USA77
24Jeff FisherDBFebruary 25, 19585'10"188USCCulver City, CA USA83
21Leslie FrazierRCBApril 3, 19596'0"189Alcorn St.Columbus, MS USA1616
71Andy FrederickRTJuly 25, 19546'6"257New MexicoOak Park, IL USA166
83Willie GaultWRSeptember 5, 19606'0"181TennesseeGriffin, GA USA1613
29Dennis GentryWR-RBFebruary 10, 19595'8"181BaylorLubbock, TX USA150
99Dan HamptonRDESeptember 19, 19576'5"264ArkansasOklahoma City, OK USA1111
90Al HarrisRLBDecember 31, 19566'5"250Arizona St.Bangor, ME USA1311
73Mike HartenstineLDEJuly 27, 19536'3"251Penn St.Bethlehem, PA USA1616
67Perry HartnettGApril 28, 19606'5"278SMUGalveston, TX USA20
63Jay HilgenbergCMarch 21, 19596'3"259IowaIowa City, IA USA168
32Anthony HutchisonKRFebruary 4, 19615'10"186Texas TechHouston, TX USA160
65Noah JacksonLGApril 14, 19516'2"267TampaJacksonville Beach, FL USA1313
72John JanataTApril 10, 19616'7"274IllinoisChicago, IL USA150
98Tyrone KeysDEOctober 24, 19596'7"272Mississippi St.Jackson, MS USA144
82Ken MargerumWROctober 5, 19586'0"175StanfordFountain Valley, CA USA159
85Dennis McKinnonPRAugust 22, 19616'1"185Florida St.Quitman, GA USA163
9Jim McMahonQBAugust 21, 19596'1"195BYUJersey City, NJ USA1413
76Steve McMichaelRDTOctober 17, 19576'2"270TexasHouston, TX USA1610
87Emery MooreheadTEMarch 22, 19546'2"218ColoradoEvanston, IL USA1615
58Jerry MuckensturmLBOctober 13, 19536'4"223Arkansas St.Belleville, IL USA10
52Dan NealCAugust 30, 19496'4"250KentuckyCorbin, KY USA88
67Tim NormanTJuly 10, 19596'6"270IllinoisWinfield, IL USA10
68Jim OsborneLDTSeptember 7, 19496'3"250SouthernSylvania, GA USA1612
86Bob ParsonsPJune 29, 19506'4"234Penn St.Bethlehem, PA USA140
34Walter PaytonRBJuly 25, 19545'10"200Jackson St.Columbia, MS USA1616
20Kevin PotterDBDecember 19, 19595'10"188MissouriSt. Louis, MO USA80
53Dan RainsRLBApril 26, 19546'1"224CincinnatiRochester, PA USA155
27Mike RichardsonLCBMay 23, 19616'0"187Arizona St.Compton, CA USA1614
81Jay SaldiTEOctober 8, 19546'3"225South CarolinaWhite Plains, NY USA136
44Terry SchmidtDBMay 28, 19526'0"177Ball St.Columbus, IN USA133
89James ScottWRMarch 28, 19526'1"190Trinity Valley CC (TX)Longview, TX USA10
57Dave SimmonsLBJanuary 19, 19576'4"221North CarolinaGoldsboro, NC USA130
50Mike SingletaryMLBOctober 9, 19586'0"230BaylorHouston, TX USA1616
69Revie SoreyGSeptember 10, 19536'2"260IllinoisBrooklyn, NY USA32
19Ray StachowiczPMarch 6, 19595'11"185Michigan St.Cleveland, OH USA20
26Matt SuheyFBJuly 7, 19585'11"217Penn St.Bellefonte, PA USA1613
33Calvin ThomasRBJanuary 7, 19605'11"239IllinoisSt. Louis, MO USA130
16Bob ThomasKAugust 7, 19525'10"178Notre DameRochester, NY USA160
78Keith Van HorneRTNovember 6, 19576'6"281USCMount Lebanon, PA USA1410
80Rickey WattsWRMay 16, 19576'1"203TulsaLongview, TX USA40
43Walt WilliamsDBJuly 10, 19546'1"185AshlandBedford Hills, NY USA150
55Otis WilsonLLBSeptember 15, 19576'2"227SyracuseNew York, NY USA1616



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