Chicago Bears legend Dick Butkus goes on tweeting spree from team Twitter account

A familiar face took over the Chicago Bears’ Twitter account Tuesday night. Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Bears linebacker Dick Butkus went on a tweet tour that’s pure gold.

The Bears legend made the most of his time with keys to the team’s account. What started out as simple”HelloThe tweet turned into polls, videos and “random” pictures posted to the bears’ 1.9 million followers.

In one of the videos posted by Butkus, he talks about his favorite game which took place on December 12, 1965 against the San Francisco 49ers. That was the day his teammate and future Hall of Famer Gale Sayers scored an NFL-record six touchdowns at a muddy Wrigley Field. He also found head coach Matt Eberflus and took a picture with him.

Butkus is no stranger to Twitter. He joined the platform in September 2020 and has over 203,000 followers. He often tweets his support for the Bears and the Illinois Fighting Illini, his alma mater.

Butkus played for the Bears from 1965 to 1973 and finished his career with 1,020 tackles and 22 interceptions. He was named to the All-NFL First Team six times during his career and made eight consecutive Pro Bowl appearances. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1979 in his first year of eligibility.

Here are some other highlights from Butkus’ night on Bear’s Twitter: Chicago Bears legend Dick Butkus goes on tweeting spree from team Twitter account

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