Dick Gordon was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and attended Walnut Hills High School there. He enrolled at Michigan State University and played running back there. He played tight end, flanker, and wide receiver for the Bears for 1965-1971 and then played sparingly for the Rams, Packers, and Chargers. He retired from football after the 1974 season.
Gordon was drafted by the Bears in 1965 along with Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers. He had 238 receptions for 3,550 yards for the Bears in his seven seasons in Chicago. He returned kicks and his 58 kick returns accounted for 1,362 yards. He was an All Pro in 1970 and was invited to 2 Pro Bowls. In 1970, he had 13 receiving touchdowns, the tops in the NFL for both touchdown receptions and touchdowns. Gordon was named of the Top 100 Bears of All Time.
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