Former Bears defensive end Ed Sprinkle, who was once described by George Halas as the greatest pass rusher Ive ever seen, passed away Monday at the age of 90.
A fierce competitor, Sprinkle played his entire 12-year NFL career with the Bears from 1944-55. He was voted to four Pro Bowls and was named to the NFLs All-Decade Team for the 1940s.
Ed Sprinkle wore the No. 7 with distinction as did George Halas before him, said Bears chairman George H. McCaskey. He was a real rough-and-tumble guy who made a name for himself around the league with just how competitive a player he was.
He was also a great Bears alum who was very active and a frequent attendee at our annual homecoming events. Its just a sad day at the Bears. He will be missed.