Richie Petitbon was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and attended Jesuit High School. At Tulane, he played quarterback and then was drafted by the Bears in 1959. He played with Bears through 1968 and then spent 2 seasons with the Los Angles Rams and 2 more with the Washington Redskins. Petitbon at 6-foot-3, 217 pounds, was a hard-hitting safety with tremendous speed on the Bears 1963 Championship Team. He intercepted a Y. A. Tittle pass at the end of the game in the end zone. He was named one of the Top 100 Bears Players of All Time. After his playing days, he was an assistant coach with Redskins from 1978-1992 and then spent a year as head coach in 1993. Petitbon played safety for the Bears. He was All Pro in 1963 and was invited to 4 Pro Bowls. Petitbon has 37 interceptions for the Bears and 48 for his career.
Petitbon was named a Top 100 Chicago Bears of All Time.
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