Herman Lee was born in Phenix City, Alabama. He went to Florida A & M University. The 6-foot-4, 244 pound offensive tackle was drafted by the Bears in 1964, but did not make the team. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1957 and then for the Chicago Bears from 1958-1966. He played a crucial role on the Bears 1963 Championship Team. Lee was named to the Top 100 Bears of All Time List.

Lee was reliable; He started 115 of 119 games in which he played with the Bears. Every team would love to have had a player like this that for practically a whole decade was a staple player for the Bears–a guy you didn’t have to worry about. He filled the position, he did his job.

Image: Papa Bear and the Chicago Bears’ Winning Ways cover, illustration by Bill Potter.

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