He was elected to the 2006 All-Pro Team and 2007 Pro Bowl, while also earning consideration for the League's Defensive Player of the Year award.
The Bears were unable to replicate their success in the 2007 season, and finished last in the NFC North.
While his mother worked several jobs to keep her family afloat, Urlacher spent his teenage years playing sports for Lovington High School and training in weight rooms.
The training helped Urlacher gain the speed, stamina, and strength he would need to solidify his football career.
After winning the NFL Rookie of the Year Award in 2000, he was elected to eight Pro Bowls, and won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award in 2005.
Urlacher was born to Bradley and Lavoyda Urlacher in Pasco, Washington, and his parents raised him with his younger brother Casey.
Urlacher played his second career playoff game against the Carolina Panthers on January 15, 2006.
He recorded seven tackles and one interception in a 29–21 loss.
; born May 25, 1978) is a former American football linebacker who spent his entire 13-year career playing for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL).
He played college football for the University of New Mexico, where he was recognized as a consensus All-American and became one of the school's most decorated athletes.
Before the 2004 NFL season, the Bears’ organization fired coach Dick Jauron and then hired Lovie Smith.