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James Henry Osborne (born September 7, 1949) is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League. He attended Southern University,[1] and spent his entire 13-year career with the Chicago Bears.[2] Osborne retired in 1984, one year shy of the Bears Super Bowl win. At the time of his retirement he lived in Olympia Fields.[3] He won the Brian Piccolo Award from the Bears organization in 1972.[4]

Jim Osborne
No. 68
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1949-09-07) September 7, 1949 (age 69)
Sylvania, Georgia
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Fort Lauderdale (FL) Dillard
NFL Draft:1972 / Round: 7 / Pick: 182
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played:186
Games started:154
Fumble recoveries:9
Player stats at


  1. ^ "Former SU defensive tackle, .FL pro inducted into SWAC HOF". Southern Bulletin. Archived from the original on 9 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Jim Osborne, DT at". National Football League. Archived from the original on 9 April 2016.
  3. ^ What Ever Happened To...? - tribunedigital-chicagotribune Retrieved 2017.02.19.
  4. ^ "The Piccolo Awards". Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016.