Bernie Digris

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Bernie Digris
No. 37
Position: Offensive tackle/Guard
Personal information
Born: (1919-06-09)June 9, 1919
Union City, Connecticut
Died: November 1, 1979(1979-11-01) (aged 60)
Career information
College: Holy Cross
Undrafted: 1943
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 2
Games started: 0
-: -
Player stats at

Bernard John Digris, (June 9, 1919 - November 1, 1979), was an American football offensive tackle/guard for the Chicago Bears and was a member of their 1943 NFL Championship team. Digris played in two games for the Bears during that year.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Digris attended high school in Ansonia, Connecticut where he is a member of Ansonia High School's sports hall of fame.

Digris was a graduate of Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts where he captained their football team. He was the first graduate of Holy Cross on a football scholarship to leave with a degree other than Physical Education. His degree was in Chemistry.

After playing professional football Digris was a member of the United States Navy where he served in World War II.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-08-25. Retrieved 2008-09-30.