Former Bears All-Pro safety Taylor dies at 82

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Roosevelt Taylor, who made two Pro Bowls as a safety with the Chicago Bears during a 12-year NFL career, died Friday at the age of 82.

Taylor played for the Bears from 1961 to 1969, making the Pro Bowl in 1963 and 1968. He earned first-team All-Pro honors in 1963, when he led the NFL with nine interceptions and the Bears won the NFL title.

He also played for the San Francisco 49ers (1969 to 1971) and Washington Redskins (1972).

Taylor finished his career with 32 interceptions, 13 fumble recoveries and four defensive touchdowns.



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