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Jim Keane
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Position:E / DE
Personal information
Born:(1924-01-11)January 11, 1924
Bellaire, Ohio
Died:March 8, 2011(2011-03-08) (aged 87)
Lake Forest, Illinois
Career information
High school:Linsly Military Institute
(Wheeling, West Virginia)
College:Northwestern
Iowa
NFL Draft:1945 / Round: 18 / Pick: 182
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:224
Receiving yards:3,222
Touchdowns:24
Player stats at NFL.com

James Patrick Keane (January 11, 1924 – March 8, 2011) was a professional American football end in the National Football League (NFL). He played seven seasons for the Chicago Bears (1946–1951) and the Green Bay Packers (1952).

Keane, who was born in Bellaire, Ohio, remains the only player in Bears history to lead the team in receptions for four straight seasons, something he accomplished by catching a league-leading 64 passes in 1947, 30 in 1948, 47 in 1949 and 36 in 1950.

When he left the Bears following the 1951 season, Keane was the franchise’s all-time leader with 206 receptions and ranked second behind Ken Kavanaugh with 3,031 receiving yards.

Keane still holds the Bears record for most receptions in a game. He set the mark by catching 14 passes in a 35–28 road loss to the New York Giants on October 23, 1949.

Keane died in his city on March 8, 2011 in Lake Forest, Illinois at the age of 87.

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