Otis Wilson
Otis Ray Wilson (born September 15, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears and the Los Angeles Raiders. He won a Super Bowl as a member of the 1985 Chicago Bears. He is also the father of former Cincinnati Bengals running back Quincy Wilson.
After starting his college career at Syracuse University, Wilson transferred to the University of Louisville. Wilson was a three-year letter winner, from 1977 to 1979. In 1979, Wilson was a team captain and was named first-team All-American by the Sporting News. Wilson ranks second all-time in Louisville football history with 484 career tackles, and ranks fifth with 32 tackles for loss.
Wilson was selected in the first round of the 1980 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears, and went on to a nine-year career in the NFL. As a starting outside linebacker for the Bears, Wilson played on one of the most dominating defenses in football history as part of the linebacking trio with Mike Singletary and Wilber Marshall. This defense helped the Bears to win Super Bowl XX. That same year, he also made the only Pro Bowl selection of his career. He was a featured soloist of the "Shuffling Crew" in the video The Super Bowl Shuffle in 1985.
Wilson's role with the 1985 was one of the most critical. While he didn't call the plays and run the defense like fellow linebacker Mike Singletary did, he was possibly the Bears' most feared pass-rusher and the most intimidating player when he lined up in the 46 defense. Because Singletary stayed in the middle and covered backs out of the backfield/stopped the run, and Wilber Marshall was basically a free-lancer who roamed the field, Wilson was the main blitzer in the Bears' 46. He had 10.5 sacks in the 1985 season, and numerous times he hurried the QB into errant throws.
Wilson played with the Bears until 1987. Injuries kept him from playing in the 1988 season. In 1989, he signed with the Los Angeles Raiders, but played only one game in the season and retired soon afterwards. He finished his 9-season career with 36 sacks, 8 fumble recoveries, 31 fumble return yards 10 interceptions, 115 return yards, and 2 touchdowns in 110 games.
During Super Bowl XLIV, Wilson joined other members of the 1985 Chicago Bears in resurrecting the Super Bowl Shuffle in a Boost Mobile commercial.

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Pos:LLB, Career: 110 G, 10 Int, 36.0 Sk, 2 TD, ProBowl, Bears/Raiders 1980-1989, born in NY 1957
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Published in 1989, The Encyclopedia of Southern Culture was a hefty one-volume work organized into 24 thematic sections. This new edition, which began with the appearance of Volume 1: Religion and Volume 2: Geography in 2006, will consist of 24 separate volumes, each focusing on a particular topic. The volume covering music follows the same format ...
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Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football
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Rich Cohen, 2013
An Amazon Best Book of the Month, November 2013: Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football is a touching portrait of what is arguably one of the best--and most colorful--football teams ever. But Rich Cohen, better known as an essayist and editor than a sports writer, brings together an oral history of the Bears (featuring many...
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Earlier this week, I had the privilege of participating in a celebration of Fuel Up to Play 60. This was the fifth anniversary celebration of the nation’s largest in-school wellness program and the announcement of the renewed five year commitment from the program’s partners: the National Dairy Council and the National Football League. The celebration…
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The U of L football program tasted postseason defeat for the first time in 1977, when Keith Thibodeaux and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs dealt the the Cards a 24-14 defeat in the Independence Bowl.
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