In his NFL career, he intercepted 22 passes, recovered a record 27 fumbles, and caused a plethora of additional fumbles with his tackling ability, which earned him both praise and condemnation from his peers in the league. According to Hall of Fame defensive end Deacon Jones, Butkus "was a well-conditioned animal, and every time he hit you, he tried to put you in the cemetery, not the hospital". In 2009, the NFL Network named Butkus the most feared tackler of all time.
Everything is sewn onto this custom on-field style jersey. Hand-signed and inscribed in black felt-tip pen by Dick Butkus. The lot/autograph includes an official James Spence Authentication (JSA) hologram and matching COA for authentication purposes. The signing of the item was witnessed by JSA.