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  2. Bill George (linebacker) - Wikipedia

    Pro Football Hall of Fame. William J. George (October 27, 1929 – September 30, 1982) was an American professional football player who was a middle linebacker for the Chicago Bears and the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). George was born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, about 50 miles south of Pittsburgh.

  3. Bill George | Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Bill George was a born leader. Coach Halas once said of that have George on the field is like having a coach in the lineup. Great athletes know the glory at times adversity is their lot. In 1962, Bill suffered a severed neck injury an automobile accident, yet although he was in terrific pain, he played the entire year at middle linebacker.


    Bill George, a former linebacker with the Chicago Bears and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was killed today in a three-car accident. He was 51 years old. Another driver was also killed ...

  5. Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 6, Bill George

    In 1954 Bill George suffered the most fortuitous injury in Bears history. During his first season as the first full-time middle linebacker in NFL history, George wasn’t quite sure what to make ...

  6. Bill George Stats | The Football Database

    Bill George. Position: LB/OG. Birthdate: October 27, 1929. College: Wake Forest. Draft: Selected by the Chicago Bears in the 2nd round (23rd overall) of the 1951 NFL Draft. Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1974.

  7. Bill George through the years -

    Bill George. Chicago Bears linebacker Bill George (61) poses during training camp at St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Ind., Aug. 10, 1962. It has been alleged that George was the first true ...

  8. Chicago Bears: The best player of the 1950s is Bill George

    The Chicago Bears have had a multitude of great players play for them during their 100-year history. The next player featured in our series on the best players of the decade is linebacker Bill George.

  9. Bill George | HowStuffWorks

    Bill George's football career, with apologies to Neil Armstrong, might be summed up as "one tiny step backward for a middle guard, one giant leap forward for pro football defense." While no one can swear which middle guard in a five-man line first dropped back to play at middle linebacker and create the classic 4-3 defense, George (1930-1982 ...

  10. Bill George, Chicago Bears Hall of Fame - Bears History

    Bill George, Linebacker, 1952-1965 ... Became the NFL's first middle linebacker when he began dropping off the line from his middle guard position in 1954. Attended ...