Jim Morrissey

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Jim Morrissey
No. --
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1962-12-24) December 24, 1962 (age 51)
Place of birth: Flint, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Flint (MI) Powers
College: Michigan State
NFL Draft: 1985 / Round: 11 / Pick: 302
Debuted in 1985 for the Chicago Bears
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Jim Morrissey (born December 24, 1962 in Flint, Michigan) is a former professional American football player who played linebacker for nine seasons for the Chicago Bears and one with the Green Bay Packers. He was a member of the Bears team that won Super Bowl XX following the 1985 NFL season. He was also a member of the "Shuffling Crew" in the video The Super Bowl Shuffle. Morrissey was the last Bear to wear number 51 before it was retired in Dick Butkus' honor.

All-Big Ten linebacker at Michigan State University and team captain leaving the school with one of the highest number of tackles in school history.

One of five children, Morrissey began his football playing career in his prep school days at Flint's Powers Catholic High School earning All-American Honors. Morrissey married his high school sweetheart, Amy, with whom he has two daughters and two sons.