The Chicago Bears have erected a new statue of former owner, coach and player George Halas outside of the team facility that bears his name. Zach Zaidman of the Bears Radio Network shared a photo of the Halas statue on his Twitter account.
Halas, nicknamed "Papa Bear," helped found the Decatur Staleys as a player-coach in 1920. He moved the team to Chicago a year later and renamed it the Bears a year after that. Halas played for the Bears until 1929 and coached them from 1920-1929, 1933-1942, 1946-1955 and 1958-1967.
The Bears won eight NFL championships during Halas' tenure as the team's owner. He died at the age of 88 in October of 1983 -- the Bears would go on to win their first and only Super Bowl less than three years later.
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To this day, the Bears' jerseys feature Halas' initials -- "GSH" -- on the left sleeve.