May 22, 2013- Brian Urlacher decided to retire from the NFL after 13 seasons.
Urlacher was the ninth overall pick of the 2000 NFL draft. During his 13 seasons with the Bears, he was credited with over 1,300 tackles to go along with 41.5 sacks and 22 interceptions, including two that he returned for touchdowns. The 6-foot-4, 258-pound linebacker was named to eight Pro Bowls, which is the third-most total in Bears’ history, trailing only Mike Singeltary (10) and Walter Payton (nine). Urlacher was a five-time All-Pro and was voted the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2005.