Police recover a 1985 Bear’s stolen Super Bowl ring

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Stefan Humphries, an offensive lineman who played for the 1985 Bears (and was a drummer in the “Super Bowl Shuffle” video), got some good news recently when police in Spokane, Washington, recovered the Super Bowl ring that was stolen from his home last month.

Humphries, who may be best known for a 1984 Sports Illustrated story that labeled him The Can’t-Miss Kid for his excellence both on the field and in the classroom, went to medical school after retiring from the NFL and is now a doctor. He said that when his home was ransacked while he was on vacation, he was a lot less worried about the monetary value of the items stolen than the sentimental value.

I was in a funk for a couple of weeks as a result of it,” Humphries told the Spokesman-Review. “It’s that sentimental attachment that you really can’t replace. . . . It’s priceless, it’s personal and it definitely is associated with some wonderful memories.”

The Super Bowl ring, a Rose Bowl ring Humphries earned at Michigan and other property were stolen, but Spokane police detectives, working as part of a U.S. Marshals task force that could track down suspects across state lines, found much of his property in a motel room in Post Falls, Idaho, after arresting a convicted felon named Jonathan R. Andersen. Police say Andersen was driving a stolen SUV that had thousands of dollars worth of stolen jewelry in it.

Unfortunately, Humphries’s Big Ten championship ring, Michigan senior ring and diamond and gold Super Bowl pendant have not been recovered.

8 responses to “Police recover a 1985 Bear’s stolen Super Bowl ring

  1. The ring had become sentimentaly attached to Stefan as well. It hopes that this incident will teach Humphries not to leave it at home alone in the safe all the time.

  2. Police recover a 1985 Bear’s stolen Super Bowl ring
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    If I didn’t know better I’d think that O J Simpson was somehow involved.

  3. WOW a rose bowl ring from Michigan??? That has to be a long time ago. The only bowl Michigan has been in lately is the toilet bowl.

  4. I’m glad to hear he got at least the Super Bowl ring back, and happy to hear that he’s done well for himself. Humphries was part of my circle of friends during his Broncos days, and though I didn’t know him well, he was a tremendously nice guy, very smart, and had none of the entitlement that some pro athletes carry around.

  5. It good work that he got some of his belonging back.
    It make you think what value is put on Super Bowls Rings in Green Bay the are trying to give them away.

  6. Wait a second. A former NFL player went to medical school AFTER playing in the league? How did he do that with neuropathy, encephalopathy of the brain from the concussions that all players get?

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