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No. 42: Mark Bortz

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An eighth-round selection out of Iowa in the 1983 NFL draft, Bortz became a fixture on the offensive line in Chicago for 12 seasons. A two-time Pro Bowler, Bortz joined fellow guard Tom Thayer, tackles Keith Van Horne and Jimbo Covert along with center Jay Hilgenberg to form one of the best offensive lines in the NFL during the 1980s.