Bears superfan ‘Bearman’ picked for Hall of Fans

CANTON, OH – AUGUST 06: Chicago Bears Superfan Don Wachter ‘Bearman” attends Bud Light Launches NFL Fan Camp during Hall of Fame Enshrinement at Pro Football Hall Of Fame on August 6, 2011 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Bud Lite)

ATLANTA – More blue and orange is heading to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Plainfield’s own Don Wachter a.k.a. Bearman was selected for entry into the Ford Hall of Fans Friday.

Wachter was one of three finalists, each of whom were hoping to hear the celebratory knock on their hotel door at Super Bowl weekend.

Instead, Pro Football Hall of Fame President & CEO David Baker, delivered knocks to all three for enshrinement at the newly created Ford Hall of Fans display in Canton, Ohio.

Wachter has been a Bears season-ticket holder for 33 years. Bearman, as he’s known amongst the Soldier Field faithful, paints his face and wears a bear’s head to games. The 56-year-old diehard fan fired up the home crowd from 1998 to 2004 by running onto the field carrying a large Bears flag before every game.

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