Monday, December 22, 2014

Pillars of the NFL: Ed O’Bradovich

In our Pillars of the NFL: Coaches Who Have Won Three or More Championships we cover the ten greatest NFL coaches of all-time.  Close to home, is George Halas, the father of the NFL and the Bears.  In Pillars, we also include a little on the coaches players and we'd  thought we'd reproduce some of that for our posts.  

Ed O’Bradovich played defensive end from 1962-1971.  He was a key player in the Bears’ run at the championship in 1963 and had a long productive career with the team.  Occasionally, O’Bradovich played offensive end to the delight of Bears’ fans who enjoyed seeing an occasional pass to the big man.  In a way, O’Bradovich’s offensive efforts prefigured the efforts of another big defender, William “the Refrigerator” Perry, who would occasionally be asked to play offense and challenge opposing defenses 20 years later.