The Grayslake Moonlight Flea Market welcomes
Former Bears player Doug Plank on May 26 from 7pm to 9pm!
In 1975, Plank was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 12th round.
He spent his entire eight-year NFL playing career with the Bears. Plank was the first Bears rookie to lead the team in tackles. The only rookie to accomplish that task since Plank was Brian Urlacher. Plank was a favorite of Bears defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan for his hard hitting and aggressive style, so that he named his defense the “46 defense” after Plank’s jersey number and his central position in the defense. Plank was considered one of the hardest hitting safeties in the game. That effort took a physical toll and he retired before the Bears reached their peak in 1985. Plank and Gary Fencik were dubbed “The Hit Men”, a fact referenced by Fencik in 1985’s The Super Bowl Shuffle. In 1984, Plank played one season in the USFL for the Chicago Blitz. The Blitz head coach was future Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy. The Blitz general manager was future Pro Football Hall of Fame GM Bill Polian.
Meet former Bears player Doug Plank Saturday May 26 at the Grayslake Illinois Antique & Vintage Market– Late Night Flea Market! The LateNight Flea Market will be held 3pm to Midnight at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake, IL. Doug Plank will be available to meet guests from 7pm to 9pm.