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Hall of Famer Steve McMichael is in the hospital

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

One week ago, Steve “Mongo” McMichael was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Days later, McMichael is headed to the hospital.

According to Jarrett Payton, the son of legendary NFL running back Walter Payton, McMichael is on his way to the hospital. Payton said in the caption, “Requesting prayers for Mongo from The McMichael Family.”

Hospital (Photo by Unsplash)

The post on X, formerly known as Twitter, also had a message from the McMichael family.

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“We are asking for prayers for Steve McMichael,” the message said. “He is going to the Emergency Room now with suspected pneumonia. We will inform you as we have more updates.”

McMichael was the 73rd overall pick in the third round of the 1980 NFL Draft. In his NFL career, he played for the New England Patriots, Chicago Bears, and the Green Bay Packers.

He began his career with the Patriots in 1980. In 1981, he moved to the Bears, where he played from 1981 through 1993. He ended his career in 1994 with the Packers.

In his career, he appeared in 213 games. He started 171 games. Of those 171 starts, he started 157 games with the Bears.

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He had 847 tackles in his career with 95.0 sacks. He had a career-high 11.5 sacks during the 1988 season with the Bears.

McMichael also had two interceptions, 13 forced fumbles, and 17 fumble recoveries.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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