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Brian Urlacher Biography

Birth Name:
Brian Keith Urlacher
Birth Place:
Pasco, Washington, United States
Profession
Pro football player

Fast Facts

  • Selected ninth overall in the 2000 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears
  • Earned Defensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2000
  • Won $47,000 on Wheel of Fortune's NFL Week in 2002, splitting the proceeds between the Special Olympics in Illinois and New Mexico
  • Became the highest-paid Bears player ever in 2003 after signing a nine-year, $56 million contract
  • Brother Casey was briefly on the Bears roster in 2003
  • Named the most overrated NFL player in a 2004 Sporting News poll; finished second to Terrell Owens in a similar 2006 Sports Illustrated NFL players' poll
  • Deal with Nike provided athletic shoes to all varsity athletes at his alma mater, Lovington High School, in 2006
  • Fined $100,000 in 2007 for wearing a hat from Vitamin Water, which is not an NFL-authorized sponsor, at Super Bowl XLI Media Day
  • New Mexico governor Bill Richardson declared February 4, 2007, Brian Urlacher Day

Relationships

  • Casey Urlacher -- Brother
  • Pamela Urlacher -- Daughter
  • Riley Urlacher -- Daughter
  • Tyna Robertson -- Ex-significant Other
  • Laurie -- Ex-wife
  • Brad Urlacher -- Father
  • Lavoyda -- Mother
  • Kennedy Urlacher -- Son