Jim Morrissey (American football)

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Jim Morrissey
No. 51
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1962-12-24) December 24, 1962 (age 59)
Flint, Michigan
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school: Flint (MI) Powers
College: Michigan State
NFL Draft: 1985  / Round: 11 / Pick: 302
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games:114
Interceptions:9
Fumble recoveries:5
Player stats at NFL.com

Jim Morrissey (born December 24, 1962) is a former professional American football player who played linebacker for nine seasons for the Chicago Bears and one season with the Green Bay Packers. He was a member of the Bears team that won Super Bowl XX following the 1985 NFL season. Morrissey had an interception down to the 5 yard line in the Super Bowl. He was also a member of the "Shuffling Crew" in the video The Super Bowl Shuffle. Morrissey was the last Bear to wear number 51 before it was retired in Dick Butkus' honor.

All-Big Ten linebacker at Michigan State University and team captain leaving the school with one of the highest number of tackles in school history.

One of five children, Morrissey began his football playing career in his prep school days at Flint's Powers Catholic High School earning All-American Honors. Morrissey married his high school sweetheart, Amy, with whom he has two daughters and two sons.


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