Brian Urlacher

Football Player + Linebacker + Broadcaster
Born May 25, 1978

Brian Keith Urlacher is an American football linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of New Mexico, where he was recognized as an All-American and became one of the school's most decorated athletes. The Chicago Bears chose him with the ninth overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft, and he has played his entire pro career for the Bears. Urlacher has established himself as one of the NFL's most productive defensive players.… Read More

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1978 Birth Born on May 25, 1978.


1996 18 Years Old He spent his youth immersed in sports, and developed an interest in football, basketball, track and later table tennis; he graduated from Lovington High School in 1996. … Read More
1997 19 Years Old …  The team finished with winning records during Urlacher's first two years and even made a trip to the 1997 Bowl. … Read More


1999 21 Years Old 1 More Event
After the 1999 season, he was one of the finalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, and finished twelfth on the Heisman Trophy ballot. … Read More
The Bears selected Urlacher with the ninth overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft. … Read More
Football fans across the nation also voted Urlacher to play at the 2001 Pro Bowl as an alternate middle linebacker. … Read More
Urlacher played his second career playoff game against the Carolina Panthers on January 15, 2006. … Read More


2009 - 2010 2 More Events
2011 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011 in Week 17 against the Minnesota Vikings, Urlacher sprained his MCL when teammate Major Wright and Vikings receiver Percy Harvin landed on him with 5:15 left in the game. … Read More
In 2012, Urlacher was awarded the Ed Block Courage Award, given to those who showed a commitment to sportsmanship and courage. … Read More
Urlacher became an unrestricted free agent on March 12, 2013.
2014 36 Years Old 1 More Event
On September 16, 2014, Urlacher resigned from the role to spend more time with his family.
2015 37 Years Old In 2015, Urlacher told ESPN that he still respected the Bears organization and front office, but has yet to speak to Emery, who was fired in 2014.
2016 38 Years Old Urlacher married Jennipher Frost, a former contestant on America's Next Top Model on March 13, 2016. … Read More
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