State Representative Michael McAuliffe successfully passed a resolution to honor Brian Urlacher on his induction in to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Urlacher played linebacker for 12 years for the Chicago Bears from 2000-2012. He was voted into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility on February 3rd.
In his first season, Urlacher recorded 124 tackles and eight sacks, breaking the franchise rookie record. He was named the Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2000. He holds the Chicago Bears record for total career tackles; 1,353. As an incredibly popular player with nationwide recognition, Urlacher was voted in to eight pro bowls. Throughout his career he received numerous accolades including the Ed Block Courage award for sportsmanship and courage on and off the field. Urlacher is just the 28th Chicago Bear to enter the Hall of Fame.
The resolution was passed by the 100th General Assembly on February 13th. It applauds Brian Urlacher on his accomplishments, hard work, and the positive impact he has had on the Chicago Bears and the City of Chicago. Copies of the resolution will be presented to Urlacher and the Chicago Bears Organization.