The 20 Biggest Baddest Bears of All Time; #14 Gary Fencik.............
No. 14 Gary Fencik
Gary Fencik (photo courtesy of Sports Illustrated)
Gary Fencik may be one of the most underrated Chicago Bears players of all time, and it was tough to put him this low on the list. Some could argue he deserves to be higher up.
Fencik was the Bears’ defensive captain throughout the 1980s, including the Super Bowl championship season. Team captains are voted on by players, so that shows you the level of respect his Bears teammates had for him.
A wide receiver coming out of college, Fencik flipped to the other side of the ball and turned into a ball-hawking safety who could punish receivers and running backs.
Fencik was a two-time All-Pro selection, as well as a two-time Pro Bowl selection. He retired as the Bears’ all-time leading tackler and the all-time leader in interceptions.