Ted Albrecht

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Ted Albrecht
No. 64
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1954-10-08) October 8, 1954 (age 64)
Harvey, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 253 lb (115 kg)
Career information
High school: Vallejo (CA)
College: California
NFL Draft: 1977 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 77
Games started: 75
Fumble recoveries: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Theodore Carl Albrecht (born October 8, 1954) is a former professional American football player who played offensive tackle for five seasons for the Chicago Bears.[1] Albrecht currently serves as an analyst for Northwestern University football broadcasts on WGN (AM) radio.

Early life and education[edit]

Albrecht was born in Harvey, Illinois and moved with his family to northern California at the age of 3.[2] He played football at Vallejo High School in Vallejo, California.[3]

College career[edit]

Albrecht earned a bachelor's degree in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he started 33 straight games at offensive tackle, made several All-America teams and appeared on Bob Hope's Christmas show with the Associated Press All-America Squad.[4][5]

Pro football career[edit]

Albrecht was chosen in the first round of the 1977 NFL draft, and he played six seasons for the Chicago Bears as an offensive lineman. He made the All-Rookie team in 1977 and was a Pro Bowl alternate in 1979.[6][7]

Ultimately, Albrecht's bum back ended his career, and he announced his retirement at age 28 in 1983.[8]

After football[edit]

After retiring, Albrecht founded a travel agency, Albrecht Travel Systems, and began providing color commentary of Northwestern University football on WBBM (AM) radio.[9]

Albrecht shifted to WGN (AM) radio in 1996 after that station picked up coverage of Northwestern University football radio broadcasts.[10] In early 2016, WGN and Northwestern announced a four-year extension of their contract through the end of the 2019-2020 season.[11] Albrecht has continued to do color commentary during Northwestern football broadcasts.[12]

Personal[edit]

Albrecht lives in Winnetka, Illinois.[citation needed] Albrecht was married to the late LuJean Reeder.[13] He has two daughters with LuJean, Brianna and Ashley.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ted Albrecht", nfl.com, retrieved 2010-10-17
  2. ^ "Life After Football". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  3. ^ "Life After Football". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  4. ^ Mandernach, Mark (April 16, 1995). "Life After Football". Chicago Tribune. p. 1.
  5. ^ "Life After Football". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  6. ^ Mandernach, Mark (April 16, 1995). "Life After Football". Chicago Tribune. p. 1.
  7. ^ "Life After Football". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  8. ^ "Ted Albrecht, a veteran Chicago Bears offensive lineman who..." UPI. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  9. ^ "Life After Football". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  10. ^ "Eanet Switches To Wgn". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  11. ^ "Northwestern Athletics and WGN Radio agree to four-year broadcast extension". WGN Radio - 720 AM. 2016-02-26. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  12. ^ "Northwestern Athletics and WGN Radio agree to four-year broadcast extension". WGN Radio - 720 AM. 2016-02-26. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  13. ^ "Lu Jean Reeder Albrecht (1958-2014) - Find A..." www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  14. ^ "Life After Football". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved 2018-08-06.