RIP Bob Parsons (Photo courtesy: Chicago Bears)
RIP Bob Parsons (Photo courtesy: Chicago Bears)

Former Bears punter Bob Parsons passes away


by - Senior Editor -

Sad news to report today.

Former Chicago Bears punter/tight end Bob Parsons passed away last Friday at the age of 72.

Parsons played for the Bears his entire 12-year career and was the main punter during that time averaging 38.7 yards on a team-record 884 punts.

His versatility was impressive as he also played tight end with 11 career starts with 13 catches for 184 yards and a touchdown.

The Bears drafted Parsons out of Penn State in the fifth round of the 1972 draft.

According to his obituary, Parsons is survived by his wife, Denise J. (nee Feliccia); children, Michelle (Steve Cunningham) Parsons, Greg (Thomas Smith) Parsons, and Mallory Parsons; two grandchildren, Carlee Parsons and Michael Parsons Avelar; sister, Kathy (David) Lane; brother, David (Sandee) Parsons; mother-in-law, Carole Feliccia; brother-in-law, Steve (Natalie) Felicia and many nieces and nephews.

BearsHQ would like to give our most heartfelt condolences to his family and the entire Bears community.

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