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No. 37: Ken Kavanaugh

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He played his entire eight-year career with the Bears in the 1940s, but his career was interrupted by World War II. He was a decorated pilot in the European theater, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross. The end led the league with 13 touchdown receptions in 1947 and nine in '49. Kavanaugh was second-team All-Pro in 1947.