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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 14. His rookie year ended with eight sacks, two interceptions, a fumble recovery and 125 tackles, numbers which would only hint at the player Urlacher would become. While his sack numbers never again equalled his rookie total, Urlacher remained a tackling machine throughout his career, and he had an uncanny knack for coming up with a big play to lift the Chicago faithful and his teammates alike when they most needed it. As a four-time First Team All-Pro, Urlacher established himself as the premiere middle linebacker of his generation. Over the course of his 13 year career, Urlacher made eight pro bow...
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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...
Someone over at NESN was asleep at the wheel on Friday during a broadcast of the ACC Tournament. Sportspickle wrote a satirical story on Thursday saying that Brian Urlacher would sign a one-day contract with the Green Bay Packers because he “wanted to go out a winner.” NESN clearly didn’t understand the satire and reported it as real news, opening themselves up to a lot...
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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Brian Urlacher never fared well against the Green Bay Packers during a 13-year career with the Chicago Bears that ended this week with a somewhat unexpected retirement announcement.
Despite the Bears only winning 9 of 27 in that time against their NFC North rival, Urlacher often made his presence felt. He also left a lasting impression on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who called...
Lance Briggs has been a force to be reckoned with ever since he arrived in Chicago back in 2003. Once paired with former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, the two would combined to be one of the best sets of linebackers in the National Football League.Over the previous couple of seasons Urlacher has had to deal with numerous nagging injuries. Some of which have caused him to miss...