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Orton named Bears' starting quarterback

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The Chicago Bears announced Monday that Kyle Orton will be their starting quarterback in their season opener Sept. 7 in Indianapolis.

Grossman gets contract offer from Bears

CHICAGO, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Quarterback Rex Grossman may remain with the Chicago Bears another year as the NFL team has offered the up-and-down player a one-year contract.

NFL: Chicago 33, New Orleans 25

CHICAGO, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Devin Hester caught a 55-yard touchdown pass and returned a punt 64 yards for a score Sunday to help the Chicago Bears defeat the New Orleans Saints 33-25.

NFL: Chicago 35, Green Bay 7

CHICAGO, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Corey Graham returned a blocked punt for a touchdown and Adrian Peterson ran for 102 yards and a score to help Chicago crush Green Bay 35-7 Sunday.

NFL: Minnesota 20, Chicago 13

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson ran for two touchdowns Monday and the Minnesota Vikings overcame four turnovers by Tarvaris Jackson to rally past Chicago 20-13.

Grossman will start for Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Rex Grossman is back at starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears, Coach Lovie Smith announced Wednesday.

NFL: Cleveland 19, Chicago 9

CHICAGO, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A 70-yard punt return by Joshua Cribbs Thursday night highlighted the Cleveland Browns' 19-9 exhibition win over Chicago.

NFL: Chicago 20, Houston 19

HOUSTON , Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Robbie Gould kicked a 47-yard field goal with 36 seconds left to play Saturday night, as the Chicago Bears beat Houston, 20-19, in preseason action.

Troy Smith sets player of week record

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith became the first Big Ten player Monday to be named offensive player of the week five times in a single season.

NFL: Chicago 20, Cleveland 7

CLEVELAND, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Kyle Orton passed for 141 yards Thursday night as the Chicago Bears beat Cleveland, 20-7.

NFL: Minnesota 34, Chicago 10

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Brad Johnson threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns Sunday as the Minnesota Vikings trounced the Chicago Bears, 34-10.

NFL: Pittsburgh 21, Chicago 9

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Aging running back Jerome Bettis rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns Sunday as Pittsburgh beat the Chicago Bears, 21-9.

NFL: Chicago 13, Tampa Bay 10

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Robbie Gould kicked two field goals in the second half Sunday to help the Chicago Bears beat Tampa Bay, 13-10.

NFL: Chicago 13, Carolina 3

CHICAGO, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Thomas Jones rushed for 87 yards and Kyle Orton threw a touchdown pass Sunday as Chicago beat Carolina, 13-3.

NFL: Chicago 17, San Francisco 9

CHICAGO, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Nathan Vasher returned a missed field goal for an NFL record 108-yard touchdown Sunday to help the Chicago Bears beat San Francisco, 17-9.
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Kyle Orton
Chicago Bears quarterback Kyle Orton (18) passes against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 14, 2008. (UPI Photo/Nell Redmond)
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Kyle Raymond Orton (born November 14, 1982 in Altoona, Iowa) is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Purdue.

Kyle Orton attended Southeast Polk High School in Runnells (now Pleasant Hill), Iowa, where he also participated in basketball, tennis, and track and field.

At the end of his high school career, Orton was the No. 2 ranked QB in the nation by SuperPrep and No. 7 by Rivals.com. His career passing statistics were 208 for 450 (46.2%), 3,176 yards with 24 touchdowns, and 18 interceptions. He earned honorable mention all-state and first team all-conference his senior year, after completing 95 of 192 attempts (49.5%), 1,366 yards with 12 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Kyle Orton."
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