Former NFL Pro Bowl Linebacker
Career Highlights: His playing style and accomplishments made Brian Urlacher one of the NFL’s most dominant and popular linebackers. Urlacher, who spent his entire 13-year career with the Chicago Bears, was an eight-time Pro Bowler and 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 Bears’ 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 2006 Associated Press All-Pro Team. Urlacher’s other accolades include: 2012 Ed Block Courage Award, 2007 Brian Piccolo Award, 2005 AP and Pro Football Weekly NFL Defensive Play-of-the-Year, 2001 Football Digest NFL Defensive Player-of-the-Year, and 2000 AP NFL Defensive Rookie-of-the-Year.