Former Bears star cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman enjoyed a special weekend, highlighted by Saturday’s induction into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
Before he was selected by the Bears in the second round of the 2003 draft, Tillman was a four-year starter at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he recorded 284 tackles, 12 interceptions, seven fumble recoveries and three blocked punts. He also excelled as a student, earning a criminal justice degree in three and a half years.
“I am extremely grateful and honored to represent the state of Louisiana and join a distinguished group of individuals,” Tillman told ChicagoBears.com.
Tillman is part of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020, which was finally enshrined Saturday after its ceremonies were delayed one year due to COVID-19. Other members of the class include former NBA player Kerry Kittles, sportscaster Tim Brando and longtime member of the Harlem Globetrotters “Sweet Lou” Dunbar.