Classic SI Photos of Dick Butkus

As legendary linebacker Dick Butkus celebrates his 74th birthday on Dec. 9, 2016, we present these classic SI photos of the eight-time Pro Bowl Hall of Famer.

Oct. 12, 1964 SI cover - James Drake
1 of 34 James Drake

Dick Butkus

Oct. 10, 1965 — Chicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams - Bill Eppridge
2 of 34 Bill Eppridge

Dick Butkus

Nov. 7, 1965 — Chicago Bears vs. Baltimore Colts - Neil Leifer
4 of 34 Neil Leifer

Dick Butkus

Dec. 1968 — Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers - Neil Leifer
5 of 34 Neil Leifer

Dick Butkus and Don Horn

Sept. 28, 1969 — Chicago Bears vs. St. Louis Cardinals - Neil Leifer
7 of 34 Neil Leifer

Dick Butkus

Sept. 28, 1969 — Chicago Bears vs. St. Louis Cardinals - Neil Leifer
8 of 34 Neil Leifer

Dick Butkus and Willis Crenshaw

Dec. 14, 1969 — Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers - Neil Leifer
10 of 34 Neil Leifer

Dick Butkus

Dec. 14, 1969 — Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers - Neil Leifer
11 of 34 Neil Leifer

Dick Butkus

Dec. 14, 1969 — Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers - Neil Leifer
13 of 34 Neil Leifer

Dick Butkus

Dec. 14, 1969 — Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers - Neil Leifer
14 of 34 Neil Leifer

Dick Butkus

Dec. 14, 1969 — Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers - Neil Leifer
16 of 34 Neil Leifer

Dick Butkus

Sept. 21, 1970 SI cover - Neil Leifer
17 of 34 Neil Leifer

Dick Butkus

Sept. 26, 1971 — Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings - Neil Leifer
19 of 34 Neil Leifer

Dick Butkus and Gary Cuozzo

Dec. 2, 1999 - Walter Iooss Jr.
20 of 34 Walter Iooss Jr.

Dick Butkus

June 20, 2004 - Greg Foster
22 of 34 Greg Foster

Dick Butkus

June 20, 2004 - Greg Foster
23 of 34 Greg Foster

Dick Butkus

June 21, 2004 - Greg Foster
25 of 34 Greg Foster

Dick Butkus

June 22, 2004 - Greg Foster
26 of 34 Greg Foster

Dick Butkus

June 22, 2004 - Greg Foster
28 of 34 Greg Foster

Dick Butkus

June 25, 2004 - Greg Foster
29 of 34 Greg Foster

Dick Butkus

June 25, 2004 - Greg Foster
31 of 34 Greg Foster

Dick Butkus

April 23, 2014 — Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - Stephen Green
32 of 34 Stephen Green

Billy Williams, Dutchie Caray, Fergie Jenkins and Dick Butkus

April 30, 2015 — NFL Draft - Todd Rosenberg
34 of 34 Todd Rosenberg

Dick Butkus

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