Bob Wetoska

Bob Wetoska played tackle for the Bears from 1960-1969.  Wetoska was born in Minneapolis and went to De La Salle High School. He attended Norte Dame where he played end for the Fighting Irish football team. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the 5th round of the 1959 draft. Washington did not work out for Wetoska and he was signed by the Bears.

At 6-foot-3 and 240 pounds, Wetoska was a natural guard, but after a year and a half, the Bears needed him at tackle and that is where he stayed tackle most of the time.  He created holes for Gale Sayers and pass blocked for Bill Wade. He played on the Bears 1963 Championship Team. Wetoska did a yeoman’s job for the Chicago Bears.  He played for the Bears from 1960 until half way through the 1969 season.

Wetoska is one of the Top 100 Bears Players in Franchise History selected by Dan Pompei and Don Pierson.

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