Accoridng to the Northwest Herald, former Chicago Bears’ receiver Jim Keane died this week, at the age of 87. He was one of two living members of the Bears’ 1946 Championship team.
Keane played for the Bears from 1946-1951 and was elected into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.READ MORE: 2 People Arrested Following Incident, 2 Officers Accidentally Shot In Lyons
On October 23, 1949, Keane caught 14 passes in a game agaisnt the New York Giants, the current Bears record for receptions in a single game. Keane was also the only player in franchise history to lead the team in receptions for four consecutive seasons.READ MORE: Kenosha County Sheriff's Deputy Shoots Chicago Homicide Suspect At Bristol Gas Station After Two-State Crime Spree; Suspect Shot Police K-9 During Confrontation
Born on January 11, 1924, Keane served in the U.S. Navy during World War II before starting his career with the Bears.
“He was an outstanding player for the Bears,” Brian McCaskey told the NW Herald. “He was one of two remaining connections to our Monsters of the Midway days.”MORE NEWS: Deadly Logan Square Shootings, Carjacking Connected To Wisconsin Police Shootout
Ed Sprinkle is now the final living member of the ’46 Championship team.