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No. 33: Rick Casares

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The Bears picked him in the second round of the 1954 draft and he played in Chicago until '64. The fullback was a five-time Pro Bowler and was a first-team All-Pro once. He led the NFL in rushing in '56 with 1,126 yards on 235 carries. He helped lead the Bears to the '56 title game, but they lost to the New York Giants. His franchise rushing records stood until Walter Payton eclipsed them decades later.