A record-setting Chicago Bear legend who continued his enduring legend as an on-air sports personality.
Born June 27, 1944, in Yatesboro, Pennsylvania, Chicago Bears legend Doug Buffone was a cherished sports personality in his adopted hometown of Chicago.
After attending the University of Louisville, Buffone was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round in 1966. In total, he played 14 years with the team – longer than any other player–including a stint as defensive captain from 1972 to 1979.
During his years with the Bears, Buffone set records for the most career interceptions (24) and the most sacks in a season (18 in 1968).
After retiring in 1980, Buffone went on to become an on-air sports personality. He hosted The Doug Buffone Show on the Fox Sports Network for 14 years. He was inducted to the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in 1992.