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Chicago Bears
Established 1919
Play in Soldier Field
Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Bears logo
Logo
League/Conference affiliations

National Football League (1920–present)

  • Western Division (1933–1949)
  • National Conference (1950–1952)
  • Western Conference (1953–1969)
    • Central Division (1967–1969)
  • National Football Conference (1970–present)
    • Central Division (1970–2001)
    • North Division (2002–present)
Team Details
Team colors Navy Blue, Burt Orange, White
Personnel
General Manager
Head Coach Marc Trestman
Team history
  • Decatur Staleys (1919–1920)
  • Chicago Staleys (1921)
  • Chicago Bears (1922–present)
Team Nicknames
Da Bears
Championships
League Championships (9)
  • NFL Championships (pre-1970 AFL–NFL merger) (8)
    1921, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1963
  • Super Bowl Championships (1)
    1985 (XX)
Conference Championships (4)
Division Championships (18)
Home fields

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The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team in the National Football League based in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears were founded in Decatur, Illinois, by George Halas, in 1919. They were first called the Decatur Staleys, after the A.E. Staley Starch Company which owned the team for its first two seasons. The team has won nine NFL Championships, with the last being in 1985 (Super Bowl XX). They also played in Super Bowl XLI in 2006 against the Indianapolis Colts, but they lost 29-17 to Peyton Manning. The team is owned by Virginia Halas McCaskey, and the general manager is Phil Emery. The team's current head coach is Marc Trestman.

The Bears play their home games at Soldier Field. They played there from 1974-2001 and then 2003-present (Soldier Field was being made new in 2002). The Bears had played at Wrigley Field from 1921-1970. Wrigley Field is the home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team, and the Bears were named after the Cubs.

Players

Current Chicago Bears roster (8/4/2012)

Quarterbacks

Running Backs

  • 25 Armando Allen
  • 32 Kahlil Bell
  • 38 Lorenzo Booker
  • 29 Michael Bush
  • 44 Tyler Clutts (FB)
  • 22 Matt Forte
  • 45 Harvey Unga

Wide Receivers

  • 19 Joseph Anderson
  • 80 Earl Bennett
  • 81 Terriun Crump
  • 82 Brittan Golden
  • 23 Devin Hester
  • 17 Alshon Jeffery
  • 13 Johnny Knox Injury icon 2.svg PUP
  • 15 Brandon Marshall
  • 18 Dane Sanzenbacher
  • 83 Chris Summers
  • 11 Devin Thomas
  • 14 Eric Weems

Tight Ends

  • 86 Kyle Adams
  • 87 Kellen Davis
  • 88 Evan Rodriguez
  • 84 Draylen Ross
  • 89 Matt Spaeth
  • 85 Brandon Venson
 

Offensive Linemen

  • 76 Cory Brandon
  • 78 James Brown
  • 72 Gabe Carimi
  • 63 Roberto Garza
  • 75 A. J. Greene
  • 79 Tyler Hendrickson
  • 64 Ricky Henry
  • 60 Lance Louis
  • 68 Nick Pieschel
  • 62 Chilo Rachal
  • 67 Chris Spencer
  • 73 J'Marcus Webb
  • 74 Chris Williams
  • 70 Edwin Williams

Defensive Linemen

  • 79 Ronnie Cameron
  • 78 Nate Collins Suspended
  • 94 Chauncey Davis
  • 93 Thaddeus Gibson
  • 71 Israel Idonije
  • 70 John McCargo
  • 99 Shea McClellin
  • 69 Henry Melton
  • 96 Jordan Miller
  • 76 Cheta Ozougwu
  • 92 Stephen Paea
  • 90 Julius Peppers
  • 68 DeMario Pressley
  • 95 Brian Price
  • 75 Matt Toeaina
  • 98 Corey Wootton
 

Linebackers

  • 55 Lance Briggs
  • 49 Adrien Cole
  • 52 Blake Costanzo
  • 58 Dom DeCicco
  • 91 Geno Hayes
  • 53 Nick Roach
  • 97 J. T. Thomas
  • 64 Ronnie Thornton
  • 59 Patrick Trahan
  • 54 Brian Urlacher
  • 57 Jabara Williams

Defensive Backs

  • 36 Cornelius Brown (DB)
  • 47 Chris Conte (FS)
  • 43 Trevor Coston (FS)
  • 31 Isaiah Frey (CB)
  • 35 Brandon Hardin (SS)
  • 24 Kelvin Hayden (CB)
  • 26 Tim Jennings (CB)
  • 46 Jeremy Jones (SS)
  • 39 Greg McCoy (CB)
  • 30 D. J. Moore (CB)
  • 20 Craig Steltz (SS)
  • 33 Charles Tillman (CB)
  • 37 Anthony Walters (FS)
  • 48 Jeremy Ware (CB)
  • 27 Jonathan Wilhite (CB)
  • 21 Major Wright (SS)

Special Teams

  • 9 Robbie Gould (K)
  • 65 Patrick Mannelly (LS)
  • 8 Adam Podlesh (P)
  • 1 Ryan Quigley (P)

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