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American football player and coach

Jim Dooley is ...

Born 8 Feb 1930 in Stoutsville
Died 8 Jan 2008 in Lake Forest
Age77 years, 11 months
Height1.93m (6 ft, 4 in)
Jim Dooley
Jim Dooley
American football player Jim Dooley on a 1952 Bowman Large card.

About Jim Dooley

James William Dooley (February 8, 1930 – January 8, 2008) was an American football player and coach who is best remembered for his tenures as a player and coach with the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL).


Dooley battled amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease) for his last ten years, and died at Lake Forest Hospital in 2008 at age 77. Buried at Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago, he was survived by his wife, daughter, four sons, and 16 grandchildren.