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Chicago Bears Star Rick Casares Dead At 82

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(Source: AP)

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CHICAGO (CBSMiami/AP) —Rick Casares, a star running back for the Chicago Bears who was once their all-time leading rusher, died Friday at his home in Tampa at the age of 82.

A five-time Pro Bowl pick and a member of the 1963 championship team, Casares played 10 seasons in Chicago and ran for 5,675 yards. He was the Bears’ all-time leading rusher until Walter Payton surpassed him and currently ranks third.

Casares also played for Washington in 1965 and Miami in 1966 and starred at the University of Florida.

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