Former NFL Pro Bowl Linebacker
Career Highlights: One of the NFL’s most dominant and popular linebackers, Brian Urlacher spent his entire 13-year career with the Chicago Bears. Urlacher was an eight-time Pro Bowler and was the 2005 Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year. A five-time All-Pro, Urlacher played in 182 career NFL games, starting all but two. He recorded a team-record 1,353 tackles, 41.5 sacks, 22 interceptions, 16 fumble recoveries, and 11 forced fumbles. Urlacher was the first Chicago defender to lead the team in tackles in his first four NFL seasons. In 2006, he played a pivotal role in helping the Bears to a 13-3 record, the NFC’s top playoff seed and two post-season victories before losing to Indianapolis 29-17 in Super Bowl XLI. For those efforts, Urlacher was selected as the NFC’s starting middle linebacker in the 2007 Pro Bowl and was named to the Associated Press 2006 All-Pro Team. Urlacher’s other accolades include: Ed Block Courage Award (2012), Brian Piccolo Award (2007), AP and Pro Football Weekly NFL Defensive Play-of-the-Year (2005), Football Digest NFL Defensive Player-of-the-Year (2001) and AP NFL Defensive Rookie-of-the-Year (2000).