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Muckensturm, Jerry - Football

MUCKENSTURM, JERRY – Football – Arkansas State University (1971-1975): – Muckensturm was born in 1953 and was a four year starting linebacker for Arkansas State University. As a freshman in 1972, he was Honorable Mention on the All-Southland Conference team. As a senior in 1975, he was a unanimous choice for the all-conference team and was also selected as the “Top Defensive Player in the Conference”. He was a starting linebacker in the Coaches’ All-American game in Lubbock, Texas in June of 1976. He then joined the Chicago Bears and by 1977 was one of the starting linebackers for the Bears. He started every game and was the leading tackler for the Bears in 1979 and 1980 before being forced to sit out the 1981 season due to a knee injury. He finished his NFL career with the Bears by playing in the 1982 and 1983 seasons. In addition to being named to Arkansas State’s All-Centennial Team; Muckensturm was named to the Southland Conference’s All-Decade team for the 1970s.

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