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Former Bears star RB Rick Casares dies

Published On: Sep 15 2013 12:33:11 PM CDT
CHICAGO (AP) -

Rick Casares, a star running back for the Chicago Bears who was once their all-time leading rusher, has died. He was 82.

The Bears reported on their website that he died at his home in Tampa, Fla., on Friday.

A five-time Pro Bowl pick and a member of the 1963 championship team, Casares played 10 seasons in Chicago and ran for 5,675 yards. He was the Bears' all-time leading rusher until Walter Payton surpassed him and currently ranks third.

Casares also played for Washington in 1965 and Miami in 1966 and starred at the University of Florida.