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Brian Urlacher has officially announced his retirement from the Chicago Bears and he did it via Twitter. So we figured we'd go to Twitter and see what the Twitterverse is saying about #54.

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Brian Urlacher may have eventually found somewhere to play in 2013, but he decided the allure of retiring after wearing nothing but the iconic "C" of the Chicago Bears on his helmet was too important to pass up.

MORE: Brian Urlacher officially announces retirement from the NFL

Since Urlacher took to Twitter to make his announcement, we thought we'd take to Twitter to see what was being said about the legendary Chicago linebacker.

From the Arizona Cardinals, the opponent that faced the wrath of his best game.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>You were who we thought you were.Congrats.RT @<a href="https://twitter.com/burlacher54">burlacher54</a>: It was an honor to play my entire career for the @<a href="https://twitter.com/chicagobears">chicagobears</a>.</p>&mdash; Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) <a href="https://twitter.com/AZCardinals/status/337250560615014401">May 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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From the Bears #1 Draft pick, Kyle Long.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Loved the way Urlacher played. Wish I could have spent some time on the same team with him. Heck of a career</p>&mdash; Kyle Long (@Ky1eLong) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ky1eLong/status/337248442462113792">May 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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From actor and comedian Denis Leary.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Brian Urlacher was so tough his middle name should have been Ditka.</p>&mdash; Denis Leary (@denisleary) <a href="https://twitter.com/denisleary/status/337231518281900032">May 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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From former Bear Matt Toeaina.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/burlacher54">burlacher54</a> was 1st player to introduce himself to me when I arrived to the locker room in '07. The ultimate teammate. HOF</p>&mdash; Matt Toeaina (@JimmyFlySnuka75) <a href="https://twitter.com/JimmyFlySnuka75/status/337247680151552000">May 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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From current Bears linebacker J.T. Thomas.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Congrats on 13 years of greatness Big Guy! Thank you for everything.</p>&mdash; J.T.3. (@TheRealJT3) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheRealJT3/status/337242992194764800">May 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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From current Bears wide out Earl Bennett.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Great player... Great teammate... Awesome person!!!!</p>&mdash; earl bennett (@Agent_Orange80) <a href="https://twitter.com/Agent_Orange80/status/337243204170682368">May 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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From Sports Illustrated's Peter King.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Brian Urlacher picked the Brian Urlacher way to retire: understated, not looking for spotlight. A winner. Gave it all he had.</p>&mdash; Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) <a href="https://twitter.com/SI_PeterKing/status/337237601675251712">May 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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From former Bear Hunter Hillenmeyer.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="https://twitter.com/burlacher54">burlacher54</a> was the most coachable superstar, best locker room leader I ever played with. Proud to call him a teammate for 8 seasons</p>&mdash; Hunter Hillenmeyer (@hthill) <a href="https://twitter.com/hthill/status/337227302410784768">May 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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From Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Just spoke w Urlacher. Honestly seems happy with his decision and insisted he only wanted to play with one team</p>&mdash; Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) <a href="https://twitter.com/JayGlazer/status/337263309520781312">May 22, 2013</a></blockquote>
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From the Seattle Seahawks.