What does the GSH on the Chicago Bears uniform stand for?

The initials GSH stands for George S. Halas (player, coach and owner), who passed away Oct. 31, 1983. The letters were added to the left sleeve in 1984 in honor of the late 'Papa Bear'.

Halas was born in Chicago in 1895. He is reported to have paid to send players through college and paid Brian Piccolo's medical expenses following the player’s losing battle with cancer. Halas also served in the military during the World War I and World II.

In 1990, George’s son Mug, his wife and their children’s share of the Chicago Bears were sold to businessmen Patrick Ryan and Andrew McKenna.

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