Richard Marvin “Dick” Butkus, was born in Chicago, Illinois, December 9, 1942. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1964 where he was a two time All-American linebacker. A first round draft pick of the Chicago Bears, Dick played for them from 1965-1973, and was named All-Pro linebacker seven times. Mr. Butkus was elected into the NFL "Football Hall of Fame" at Canton, Ohio. Many football experts consider Butkus the finest linebacker in the history of football. After his football career Dick drifted into acting and has appeared in 48 film and TV appearances including one Euro-western “Cipolla Colt” (aka “Spaghetti Western”) (1976) with Franco Nero. Today we celebrate Dick Butkus’ 70th birthday.