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That was running back/kick returner Eddie Macon, a 2nd round draft choice of the Bears in 1952 from the University of Pacific. Macon played two seasons with the Bears, 1952 and 1953.

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willie thrower was the first back quarterback in football and he was a Chicago Bears

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