Professional Football Player. For fourteen seasons (1966 to 1979), he played at the linebacker position in the National Football League with the Chicago Bears. Born Douglas John Buffone, he attended Shannock Valley High School in Pennsylvania where he made his initial mark on the football field and continued his athletics on the collegiate level at Louisville University. While with the Cardinals, he became one of the school's all time greats, as he was among the top in their history as a tackler. Selected by the Bears during the 4th round of the 1966 NFL Draft, he totaled an incredible 186 career regular season games. Highly-durable, he put together a consecutive game streak which spanned ten seasons from 1966 until 1975. Buffone established himself as one of the Bears' greatest defensive players and shared a linebacker core which included Hall of Fame player Dick Butkus. He went on to work in radio in association with Bears' games, in addition to being involved with various business endeavors.
Bio by: C.S.
Douglas J. Buffone Sr. June 1944 - April 2015 Chicago Bears #55