By Jon Sterngass
For a decade, center linebacker Brian Urlacher has been the logo of the Chicago Bears soccer workforce. Urlacher led his small-town highschool to a kingdom championship after which led the state in tackles on the college of latest Mexico. selected by means of the Chicago Bears because the 9th decide within the NFL draft in 2000, he stunned everybody through profitable protective Rookie of the yr honors. due to the fact then, Urlacher has develop into probably the most renowned gamers within the NFL. He helped lead the Bears to the playoffs numerous occasions, as well as tremendous Bowl XLI in 2007. He has received a number of shielding Player-of-the-Year awards and ESPN named him to their All-Decade workforce in 2009. during this new biography, know about Urlacher's bothered upbringing and his solidarity, plus how he leads his lifestyles either off and on the sphere.
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The Bears lost their first two games, giving up 71 points in the process. In the second game, middle linebacker Barry Minter hurt his back. Jauron had few choices. He decided to play Urlacher as middle linebacker against the New York Giants in the third game of the season. It turned out to be the break that Urlacher needed. Against the Giants, he recorded 13 tackles and one sack and reminded everyone why he was a high draft pick. Although the middle linebacker position is harder to learn than strongside linebacker, it was more like the Lobo Back position he played at UNM.
It was a strange situation for Urlacher. He was only 22 but married, a father-to-be, and wealthy. It took some getting used to. With his money, Urlacher bought cars for his entire family and an expensive truck for his stepfather. It was a small way of paying Troy Lenard back for raising him. ” Later that year, Urlacher bought his stepfather a three-bedroom house on 112 acres complete with two fishing ponds in Rising Star, Texas. “He retired me,” Troy Lenard said. “He wanted me to come see a game, and I couldn’t get off work so he told me to quit.
8 yards a carry. Regressing: 2002–2004 field and inside the Bears’ 20-yard line. A Packer running back took a handoff and looked as though he was going to score. At the 5-yard line, Urlacher applied a nasty hit and knocked the ball loose for a fumble. Safety Mike Brown picked up the ball and, shades of 2001, raced 95 yards for a touchdown, making the score 14-3 at the half. The Bears ended up winning the game 21-10. Urlacher had a team-high 14 tackles in the game and earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts.
Brian Urlacher (Football Superstars) by Jon Sterngass