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Jimbo Covert, Ed Sprinkle selected to Hall of Fame

Jan 15, 2020 - Chicago Sun-Times

Former Bears greats among 10 "senior" players named to 2020 Centennial Class to be enshrined in Canton. Covert and Sprinkle are the 29th and 30th Bears to make the Hall of Fame. Jimbo Covert finally will get his due.

Long considered overlooked among the best of the best in the NFL because of a career shortened by injuries, the former Bears left tackle achieved football immortality when he was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Covert, who retired in 1992 beca...