CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 27: Brian Urlacher #54 of the Chicago Bears gestures at the line of scrimmage against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on September 27 2010 in Chicago Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Brian Urlacher needed four tackles yesterday to make history, and he came up with five. Urlacher surpassed Mike Singletary as the all-time leading tackler for the Chicago Bears during last night's victory in Miami.
It’s official. The Bears confirmed to CSNChicago.com Friday that linebacker Brian Urlacher has passed Mike Singletary as the all-time leader in tackles with his performance in the 16-0 win over the Miami Dolphins. Urlacher needed 4 tackles to pass Samurai and was credited with 5 on the post-game stats sheet, with a few more usually turning up after coaches’ review of game tape.
A few months ago, there were plenty of people who were doubting Urlacher's ability, considering last year he ended up on the IR in the first game of the year... after all, he's no spring chicken anymore. But Urlacher has proven all of his doubters wrong this season, playing with the intensity, speed, and fury that we all knew he still had.
On this day, we salute you, Mr. Urlacher.