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On Wednesday morning, the Chicago Bears’ eight-time Pro Bowl linebacker, Brian Urlacher, decided to call it quits and retire forever a member of the Green Bay Packers most historic rival.
Packers fans should and will celebrate the retirement of a future hall-of-famer and one of the best linebackers to play in the NFL over the past twenty years.
Here’s a look back at his career, specifically against the Packers:
Urlacher’s Stats vs. the Green Bay Packers
- 5-8 record in 13 games (0-1 in the playoffs)
- 2.5 sacks, two coming against Brett Favre and the half against Aaron Rodgers
- 38 tackles, third to only the Detroit Lions (39) and Minnesota Vikings (42)
- 5 interceptions, the most against any team over his career (three off Favre and two off Rodgers)
*Stats obtained from Pro Football Reference.com
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In 2007, the 12-3 Packers headed to Soldier Field to take on the 6-9 Bears as 7.5 favorites and were absolutely trampled in a 35-7 loss. Urlacher capped off the huge...
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The Chicago Bears already said good bye to Brian Urlacher, but the former great didn't decide to call it a career until yesterday (Wednesday). Personally, I didn't see him really hanging it up; I thought he was likely going to drag his feet filing his papers and as soon as someone got hurt and teams had a need he would be back.
After reading some of his comments in the...
Brian Urlacher has retired after 13 stellar NFL seasons.
"After spending a lot of time this spring thinking about my NFL future, I have made a decision to retire," the former Chicago Bears star linebacker posted Wednesday on Whosay.com.
The Bears opted not to re-sign Urlacher, and he found the free-agent market dry. Rumors connected him to the Denver Broncos and Minnesota...
Brian Urlacher announced his retirement today following 13 impressive seasons in the NFL. Urlacher was released by the Bears earlier this Spring and it was rumored he may end up on another team, but that plan seems to be off the table. Best wishes, Brian.
Urlacher posted the following on his Whosay account:
After spending a lot of time this spring thinking about my NFL future...
Brian Urlacher, the middle linebacker of the Chicago Bears for the past 13 seasons announced on Twitter just a short time ago that he is retiring from the NFL. He spent his entire career with the Bears. Urlacher was one of the premier linebackers of the NFL for the first half of his career, and was the face of the franchise for pretty much his entire time in the Windy City. He ammassed...
It is the end of the line for future Hall of Fame middle linebacker Brian Urlacher. On Tuesday May 22, 2013 Urlacher announced via his twitter account that he was retiring from professional football. This was a decision that may have been a short time coming after Urlacher was not resigned by the Bears earlier this off season. There had been rumors of the Broncos and Vikings...
As NFL coaching staffs and front offices have increased their emphasis on passers and those who attack passers, middle linebackers have lost their luster in recent decades. But two players emerged in the last decade and a half to change the perception that linebackers who didn't blitz couldn't be superstars.
Fittingly, Brian Urlacher and Ray Lewis are retiring together...
When news broke this morning that linebacker Brian Urlacher was officially retiring after 13 years in the NFL, just one phrase came to mind. Thank you, Brian Urlacher. Thank you for continuing the storied tradition of outstanding middle linebackers in Chicago. Thank you providing the Chicago Bears with 13 years of incredible play and top-notch [...]The post Thank you, Brian Urlacher...
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Earlier this week, Lamar Hull, an ex-basketball player at Davidson reached out to me and requested the opportunity to do a guest post here at Aaron Torres Sports. Given that he was looking to cover a subject I wouldn't have considered (Brian Urlacher's retirement from the NFL) and given that I have a soft-spot for all ex-athletes, I...
Here is what Urlacher had to say.
Linebacker Brian Urlacher has retired from the NFL after 13 seasons with the Bears.Fantasy Spin:The future Hall of Fame linebacker might be convinced to play if an opportunity opens up during the season, but at this point in his career he's not the factor he once was. In 13 seasons he amassed 1,229 tackles, 41.5 sacks, 22 INTs and 12 FF.
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The announcement caught many by surprise this morning when it ignited across the Twittersphere. Brian Urlacher was hanging it up after an illustrious thirteen year career with the Chicago Bears. Originally drafted ninth overall by Chicago out of the University of New Mexico, Urlacher burst onto the scene as a rookie, playing in all 16 of the Bears games that season, while starting...
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– Adam Rank of NFL.com has a column listing six NFL players who would make great WWE Superstars. You can check it out here; the list consists of Brian Urlacher, Jared Allen, Steve Smith, Chris Kluwe, Rob Gronkowski and Richard Sherman.
– Kane’s challenge of Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey to a debate over a proposed internet state...