Chicago Bears: The 10 greatest player nicknames of all time

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Eighth and ninth-best nicknames in Chicago Bears history

9. Dick Butkus, LB – the “Enforcer”

Dick Butkus is one of the all-time great Chicago Bears. Some might even say he is the greatest. He played nine seasons in the NFL — all with the Bears. He was selected to eight Pro Bowls and was a First-Team All-Pro for five seasons. He finished his career with 22 interceptions and 27 fumble recoveries. He was a first-ballot Hall of Fame inductee too.

Butkus had more than one nickname, but “the Enforcer” seems pretty fitting if you ask me. He is one of the best middle linebackers to ever play the game and a nickname like that deserves to be on this list. It would be higher if he was actually known for the nickname as Kevin Butler is known as butthead.

8. Red Grange, RB – “the Galloping Ghost”

Another great that played for the Chicago Bears and who was inducted into the Hall of Fame was Red Grange. Grange played in the late 1920s and into the mid-1930s. He helped the team win an NFL Championship in 1932 and 1933.

The “Galloping Ghost” is an awesome nickname in my opinion. I had a hard time not moving it up closer to number one. Grange helped shape the Chicago Bears into one of the best teams during the seasons in which he played. It would have been fun watching him play live.