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Urlacher's career by the numbers


Brian Urlacher, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday night, played all 13 of his illustrious NFL seasons with the Bears from 2000-12. Here are some numbers that defined his career:

4: Number of first-team All-Pro selections (in 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2006).

4: Division championships that Urlacher helped the Bears win (in 2001, 2005, 2006 and 2010).

5: Number of career-high interceptions Urlacher recorded in 2007 to lead the Bears. He became the first linebacker to top the team outright in interceptions since 1976.

8: Number of Pro Bowls Urlacher was voted to. The only Bears players selected to more were Hall of Famers Mike Singletary (10) and Walter Payton (9).

8: Number of career-high sacks Urlacher recorded as a rookie in 2000 to lead the Bears.

9: Spot in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft that Urlacher was selected by the Bears. Those who went before him were defensive end Courtney Brown (Browns), linebacker LaVar Arrington (Redskins), tackle Chris Samuels (Redskins), receiver Peter Warrick (Bengals), running back Jamal Lewis (Ravens), defensive tackle Corey Simon (Eagles), running back Thomas Jones (Cardinals) and receiver Plaxico Burress (Steelers).

11: Uniform number that Urlacher wore at Lovington High School in New Mexico. It has since been retired.

22: Number of career interceptions Urlacher recorded, tied with Hall of Famer Dick Butkus for the second most by a Bears linebacker behind Doug Buffone's 24.

25: Number of career-high tackles Urlacher recorded in a 24-23 comeback win over the Cardinals on Monday Night Football on Oct. 16, 2006 in Arizona.

27: Yards of the touchdown pass that Urlacher caught from Brad Maynard on a fake field goal that lifted the Bears to a 20-15 win over the Redskins on Dec. 23, 2001.

41.5: Number of sacks Urlacher recorded in his career with the Bears.

44: Uniform number Urlacher wore at New Mexico. It was retired by the school in 2013.

54: Uniform number Urlacher wore with the Bears. While the number has not officially been retired, it has not been issued since he played his final game with the team in 2012.

90: Number of yards Urlacher returned a Michael Vick fumble for a touchdown in a 31-3 rout of the Falcons on Oct. 7, 2001 in Atlanta.

180: Number of career starts with the Bears, the most by a defensive player in team history. The only players with more are Payton (184) and center Olin Kreutz (183).

1,779: Number of tackles Urlacher recorded with the Bears, the most in franchise history.

A day before playing the Ravens in Canton, Ohio, Bears players toured the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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