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Former Bears RB Rick Casares dies

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  • In this undated file photo, Chicago Bears fullback Rick Casares poses in uniform. Casares, a star running back for the Chicago Bears who was once their all-time leading rusher, died at his home in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, Sept. 13, the Bears announced Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. He was 82.

      In this undated file photo, Chicago Bears fullback Rick Casares poses in uniform. Casares, a star running back for the Chicago Bears who was once their all-time leading rusher, died at his home in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, Sept. 13, the Bears announced Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. He was 82.
    Associated Press

  • In this Aug. 11, 1962, file photo, Chicago Bears' Rick Casares is hit by a Pittsburgh Steelers player during an exhibition NFL football game in Atlanta. Casares, a star running back for the Bears who was once their all-time leading rusher, died at his home in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, Sept. 13, the Bears announced Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. He was 82.

      In this Aug. 11, 1962, file photo, Chicago Bears' Rick Casares is hit by a Pittsburgh Steelers player during an exhibition NFL football game in Atlanta. Casares, a star running back for the Bears who was once their all-time leading rusher, died at his home in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, Sept. 13, the Bears announced Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. He was 82.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

Rick Casares, a star running back for the Bears who was once their all-time leading rusher, has died. He was 82.

The Bears reported on their website that he died at his home in Tampa, Fla., on Friday.

A five-time Pro Bowl pick and a member of the 1963 championship team, Casares played 10 seasons in Chicago and ran for 5,675 yards. He was the Bears' all-time leading rusher until Walter Payton surpassed him and currently ranks third.

Casares also played for Washington in 1965 and Miami in 1966 and starred at the University of Florida.

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