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Theodore Carl Albrecht (born October 8, 1954) is a former professional American football player who played offensive tackle for five seasons for the Chicago Bears.[1] Albrecht currently serves as an analyst for Northwestern University football broadcasts on WGN (AM) radio.

Ted Albrecht
No. 64
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1954-10-08) October 8, 1954 (age 64)
Harvey, Illinois
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:253 lb (115 kg)
Career information
High school:Vallejo (CA)
College:California
NFL Draft:1977 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:77
Games started:75
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at NFL.com

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Early life and educationEdit

Albrecht was born in Harvey, Illinois and moved with his family to northern California at the age of 3.[2] He played football at Vallejo High School in Vallejo, California.[3]

College careerEdit

Albrecht earned a bachelor's degree in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he started 33 straight games at offensive tackle, made several All-America teams and appeared on Bob Hope's Christmas show with the Associated Press All-America Squad.[4][5]

Pro football careerEdit

Albrecht was chosen in the first round of the 1977 NFL draft, and he played six seasons for the Chicago Bears as an offensive lineman. He made the All-Rookie team in 1977 and was a Pro Bowl alternate in 1979.[6][7]

Ultimately, Albrecht's bum back ended his career, and he announced his retirement at age 28 in 1983.[8]

After footballEdit

After retiring, Albrecht founded a travel agency, Albrecht Travel Systems, and began providing color commentary of Northwestern University football on WBBM (AM) radio.[9]

Albrecht shifted to WGN (AM) radio in 1996 after that station picked up coverage of Northwestern University football radio broadcasts.[10] In early 2016, WGN and Northwestern announced a four-year extension of their contract through the end of the 2019-2020 season.[11] Albrecht has continued to do color commentary during Northwestern football broadcasts.[12]

PersonalEdit

Albrecht lives in Winnetka, Illinois.[citation needed] Albrecht was married to the late LuJean Reeder.[13] He has two daughters with LuJean, Brianna and Ashley.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ted Albrecht", nfl.com, retrieved 2010-10-17
  2. ^ "Life After Football". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  3. ^ "Life After Football". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  4. ^ Mandernach, Mark (April 16, 1995). "Life After Football". Chicago Tribune. p. 1.
  5. ^ "Life After Football". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  6. ^ Mandernach, Mark (April 16, 1995). "Life After Football". Chicago Tribune. p. 1.
  7. ^ "Life After Football". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  8. ^ "Ted Albrecht, a veteran Chicago Bears offensive lineman who..." UPI. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  9. ^ "Life After Football". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  10. ^ "Eanet Switches To Wgn". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  11. ^ "Northwestern Athletics and WGN Radio agree to four-year broadcast extension". WGN Radio - 720 AM. 2016-02-26. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  12. ^ "Northwestern Athletics and WGN Radio agree to four-year broadcast extension". WGN Radio - 720 AM. 2016-02-26. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  13. ^ "Lu Jean Reeder Albrecht (1958-2014) - Find A..." www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  14. ^ "Life After Football". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved 2018-08-06.