Brian Baschnagel
No. 47, 84
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1954-01-08) January 8, 1954 (age 70)
Kingston, New York, U.S.
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:187 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school:North Allegheny (Wexford, Pennsylvania)
College:Ohio State
NFL draft:1976 / Round: 3 / Pick: 66
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:2,024
Player stats at PFR

Brian Dale Baschnagel (born January 8, 1954) is an American former professional football player who was a wide receiver for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Ohio State Buckeyes.


Baschnagel was selected by the Chicago Bears in the third round of the 1976 NFL draft. He wore jersey #47 in his rookie year, which he began as a defensive back, and #84 the remainder of his career with the Bears after moving back to receiver.[1] Contrary to popular belief, Baschnagel was not on the active roster in 1985 when the Bears went 18–1 en route to a Super Bowl victory.[2] He injured his knee in training camp and spent the entire 1985 season on IR. However, he did travel with the team that year, assisted the coaches from the coaching booth, and helped in practice after he recovered from his injury. He received a Super Bowl ring after the Bears' dominant Super Bowl XX win.[3]

Personal life

In 2013, it was announced that Baschnagel would be inducted into the West Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.[4]


  1. ^ Gallas, Bob (September 13, 1977). "Bears cut 2, 2 more to go today". Daily Herald. Retrieved June 9, 2019 – via
  2. ^ "Bears Trounce Patriots, 46-10, in Super Bowl". Los Angeles Times. 1986-01-27. Retrieved 2023-10-31.
  3. ^ Bendel, Joe (October 28, 2016). "Legacy Series: Brian Baschnagel achieved highest level of success in football". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  4. ^ Mayer, Larry (May 8, 2013). "Maynard to be inducted into MAC Hall of Fame". Chicago Bears. Archived from the original on May 10, 2013. Retrieved May 8, 2013.