Kurt Becker

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kurt Becker
No. 79
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1958-12-22) December 22, 1958 (age 58)
Place of birth: Aurora, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 271 lb (123 kg)
Career information
High school: Aurora (IL) East
College: Michigan
NFL Draft: 1982 / Round: 6 / Pick: 146
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
  • Consensus All-American (1981)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Kurt Frank Becker (born December 22, 1958) is a former American football player. He played college football as an offensive guard at the University of Michigan from 1978 to 1981, was selected as a first-team All-American in 1981, and played professional football in the National Football League (NFL) for the Chicago Bears (1982-1988, 1990) and the Los Angeles Rams (1989).

Early years[edit]

Becker was born in Aurora, Illinois, in 1958.[1] He attended East Aurora High School in suburban Chicago.[2]

University of Michigan[edit]

Becker enrolled at the University of Michigan in 1977 and played college football as an offensive guard for Bo Schembechler's Michigan Wolverines football teams from 1978 to 1981.[2] He started 36 consecutive games between 1979 and 1981.[3][4][5] He was selected as a first-team player on both the 1980 and 1981 All-Big Ten Conference football teams.[6][7][8] As a senior, he was also Michigan's co-captain and a Lombardi Award finalist, and was selected by the Associated Press, Newspaper Enterprise Association, and American Football Coaches Association as a first-team player on the 1981 College Football All-America Team.[9][10]

Professional football[edit]

Becker was selected by the Chicago Bears in the sixth round (146th overall pick) of the 1982 NFL Draft.[1] He played at the guard position for the Chicago Bears from 1982 to 1988. He was the Bears' starting right guard in 1983 and 1984, appearing in 32 games, 30 as a starter, during those two seasons.[1] He played for the Los Angeles Rams for two games during the 1989 NFL season before returning to the Bears for 10 games as a backup in 1990.[1]

Later years[edit]

As of 2010, Becker was the associate head coach for Marmion Academy, a college-prep academy in Aurora. As of 2013, he is the head coach for the East Aurora High School football program.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Kurt Becker". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Michigan Football Roster Database". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved March 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ "1979 Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved March 20, 2015. 
  4. ^ "1980 Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved March 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ "1981 Football Team". University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved March 20, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Herrmann Finally On All-Big Ten Unit". Kentucky New Era (AP story). December 2, 1980. p. 16. 
  7. ^ Joe Mooshil (December 1, 1981). "Eason Edges Schlichter on All-Big Ten". The Argus-Press, Owosso, Michigan (AP story). p. 14. 
  8. ^ Randy Minkoff (November 25, 1981). "Name All Big Ten". The Bryan Times (UPI story). p. 19. 
  9. ^ "University of Michigan Athletics History: Kurt Becker". Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  10. ^ Olderman, Murray (1981-11-26). "Tide's Boyd All-America". Gadsden Times. Newspaper Enterprise Association. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  11. ^ "Ex-Bear Kurt Becker now coach at East Aurora". Chicago Tribune. October 19, 2013.