WATCH: Former Bears offensive tackle Jim 'Jimbo' Covert inducted into Hall of Fame


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Jim "Jimbo" Covert received his gold jacket and gave his induction speech at Saturday's ceremony. (Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)
Jim "Jimbo" Covert received his gold jacket and gave his induction speech at Saturday's ceremony. (Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

CANTON, Ohio — Former Chicago Bears offensive tackle Jim "Jimbo" Covert was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on Saturday night. Covert was elected on Jan. 15, 2020, as part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Centennial Class of 2020 but was not officially enshrined until 2021 because last year's induction ceremony was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Covert was a member of the 1985 Bears team that won Super Bowl XX and was a two first-team All-Pro and two-time Pro Bowler in his illustrious career. The pass blocker shared a hilarious anecdote about the late, great Bears running back Walter Payton, a fellow Hall of Famer, during his induction speech. Former Bears defensive end Ed Sprinkle was posthumously inducted on Saturday, as well.

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