Otis Wilson was born in New York and attended Thomas Jefferson High School. He attended the University of Louisville where he played linebacker from 1977-1979. Wilson was a first round selection of the Chicago Bears in the 1980 draft. He played for the Bears from 1980-1987. He suffered a knee injury that kept him away from football in 1988, but attempted a return in 1989 with the Los Angeles Raiders but retired that same year.

Wilson was a critical contributor to the Chicago Bears vaunted “46 defense” of the 1980s that was devised by Buddy Ryan. He along with Wilber Marshall and Mike Singletary made up the famed linebacking crew of the Bears’ 1985 Super Bowl Season. Wilson was invited to the 1985 Pro Bowl. Wilson finished his Bears career with 38 sacks, 8 fumble recoveries, and 10 interceptions. Wilson was named one of the Top 100 Bears Players of All Time.

More on the Chicago Bears.

Here at the other Chicago Bears terms that we have released for the month of September:


Chicago Bears Fight Song: “Bear Down Chicago Bears”

Allan Ellis

Space Shuttle and Chicago Bears

Richie Petibon

Bennie McRae

Rosey Taylor

George Halas

Luke Johnsos

Harlon Hill

Dick Gordon

James “Big Cat” Williams

Bobby Joe Green

Fred Williams

Larry Morris

Joe Kopcha

Wilber Marshall

Willie Gault

Tom Thayer

Ted Karras

Joey Sternaman

Wally Chambers

Mark Bortz

Bo Farrington

Gabe Carimi

Keith Van Horne

Two of our books.

We have published several books that cover some material on the Chicago Bears. One of our recent books is called PAPA BEAR AND THE CHICAGO BEARS’ WINNING WAYS reviews the exciting story of George Halas and his dynamic role in professional football for those in middle school and older. Author: Patrick McCaskey. Visit Amazon, Great offer today on this great educational and sports resource for middle grades students! 

Our most ambitious book on sports is a 2014 effort called PILLARS OF THE NFL. This book is a real collector’s book on the 10 greatest coaches in NFL history. It includes stats as well as stories and more. Visit Amazon, this one is also offered at a great price today.

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