Chicago Bears player, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Bill McColl dies at 93


Former Bears receiver, College Football Hall of Fame member and orthopedic surgeon Bill McColl, MD, died on Dec. 28 at the age of 93, according to a Jan. 4 report from the San Diego Union-Tribune. 

Dr. McColl was the third-oldest living hall of fame member, according to a report from NBC Sports. 

Dr. McColl was picked by the Bears in 1952 and played eight seasons with the team. The team even moved their practices around so that Dr. McColl could attend medical school at the University of Chicago, according to a 2019 story from the San Francisco Chronicle

After he retired from his football career, he spent two years practicing at a leprosy hospital in Korea. He became a decorated orthopedic surgeon beginning in 1965 and ran three times as a Republican candidate from California for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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