Bob Parsons Cause Of Death, Former Bears Punter Passed Away At 72, How Did He Die, What Happened To Him? Reason & Obituary Explored! Parsons was a quarterback who became a tight end at Penn State. He used his versatility to help the Bears: he caught four touchdown passes as a tight end and completed 7 of 13 fake punt passes. His 1982 punt of 81 yards is still the longest in franchise history. Bob Parsons, former Bears punter and tight end, was 72 when he passed away last Friday. His 1981 NFL record of 114 punts still stands.
Bob Parsons Cause Of Death
Fifth-round draft pick from Penn State, Parsons played for the Bears between 1972 and 1983 — he was a tight-end from 1972 to 1977 and the Bears’ full time punter from 1974 to83. Parsons played in 167 consecutive games, a record for the Bears at that time. He was then cut by Mike Ditka after two games remained in 1983. Ditka was unhappy that Parsons had reached out to the Chicago Blitz of the USFL about a coaching position. For More Updates Stay Tuned With Statehooddc.com.
How Did Bob Parsons Die?
Parsons, who retired in Lake Zurich, was the NFL’s leader in punts in 1975 (93), 1982 (114), and 1982 (58 during a strike-shortened year). He averaged 41.2 yards per punt, a career record. Chad Stanley, expansion Houston Texans’ punter, set the record for most punts per season in 2002. Parsons was the NFL’s leader in punts within the 20 in 1979 (26) and 1981 (31).
What Happened To Him?
His franchise record of 884 career punts stands. His 1982 punt of 81 yards against the Patriots was the longest in franchise history. It is still the third-longest. Parsons was a backup quarterback at Penn State and he became a tight end as a senior. Parsons completed 7 of 13 passes for 131 yards via fake punts during his career, including 6-of-6 between 1976 and 1977.
Walter Payton’s touchdown of three yards to Walter Payton in 1977’s Bears’ wild dash to the playoffs was crowned by his 32-yard pass from Steve Schubert to the Buccaneers. In the Bears’ victory over the Cardinals, 42-6, he also passed 22 yards to Doug Buffone. This was the final that secured a playoff spot.