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Brian Urlacher

Brian Urlacher
Brian Urlacher during the 2008 season.
CaptionBrian Urlacher during the 2008 season.
Width280px
CurrentteamChicago Bears
Currentnumber54
CurrentpositionMiddle Linebacker
Birth DateMay 25, 1978(age 38)
Birth PlacePasco, Washington
Heightft6
Heightin4
Weight258
Debutyear2000
DebutteamChicago Bears
StatusActive
Highlights * 7× Pro Bowl selection (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2010) * 5× All-Pro selection (2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2010) * 2000 Male Athlete of the Year (UNM) * 2000 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year * 2001 Football Digest Defensive POY * 2005 AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year * 4× Defensive Player-of-the-Week * Special Teams Player of the Week * NFC Player of the Month (Dec/Jan 2010/11) * NFL Rookie Defensive Player of the Month (10/2000) * Brian Piccolo Award (2007) * NFL 2000s All-Decade Team * Led the NFL in fumble return yards in 2001 * Most tackles in a season (University of New Mexico) * Chicago Bears season tackles record (153, 2002) * Chicago Bears career tackles leader (1,192)
CollegeNew Mexico
Draftyear2000
Draftround1
Draftpick9
Pastteams * Chicago Bears (2000 present)
Statweek17
Statseason2010
Statlabel1Tackles
Statvalue11,192
Statlabel2Sacks
Statvalue241.5
Statlabel3INTs
Statvalue319
NflURL059326

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Brian Keith Urlacher ( ) (born May 25, 1978) is an American football player for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He attended the University of New Mexico, where he was one of the school's most decorated athletes. In addition to setting multiple university records, Urlacher earned consideration for the Jim Thorpe Award and Heisman Trophy during his senior year. He started his professional career with Bears as the ninth overall selection in 2000 NFL Draft.

Urlacher has since established himself as one of the league's most productive defensive players. After winning the NFL Rookie of the Year Award in 2000, he has been elected to seven Pro Bowls, and won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award in 2005. His playing style, accomplishments and reputation have made him one of the team's most popular players. Urlacher has also been spokesperson for several companies. Sega Sports selected Urlacher to appear on the cover of NFL 2K3, while other companies, such as Nike, McDonald's, Old Spice, and Vitamin Water, have featured him in several television advertisements and promotions.


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