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Brian Baschnagel
Date of birth: January 8, 1954 (1954-01-08) (age 56)
Place of birth: Kingston, New York
Career information
Position(s): Wide Receiver
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 1976 / Round: 3
 As player:
1976-1984 Chicago Bears
Playing stats at

Brian Dale Baschnagel (born January 8, 1954 in Kingston, New York) is a former American football player. He played wide receiver for the Chicago Bears.

Brian Baschnagel's family relocated often due to his father's professional responsibilities and moved to the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was in his early teens. Baschnagel attended North Allegheny High School (Pittsburgh PA) and was a running back on the North Allegheny football team. Baschnagel was the first running back in WPIAL history (Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League - then known as the West Penn Conference) to rush for over 400 yards.

According to an article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Baschnagel rushed for 409 yards in a 1971 game against Sto Rox. According to an article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Baschnagel set a single season WPIAL rushing record that would stand for 17 years when he ran for 432 yards in a 1972 game.

Brian Baschnagel attended the Ohio State University after graduating from North Allegheny High School. Initially, Baschnagel was a running back but then was converted to a receiver (wing back). In addition to his position as a starting player on the Ohio State football team, Baschnagel was a two time Academic All-American (1974, 1975) and a recipient of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame scholarship award (1975).

Baschnagel was selected by the Chicago Bears in the third round of the 1976 NFL draft. He was a receiver for the Bears for eight years and retired after the 1984 season. Brian Baschnagel is married, the father of three children, and currently works for North American Corp. in Glenview IL.



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