Brian likes to watch the Discovery Channel and the National Geographic channel in his spare time.
Brian only received scholarships to play football at the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University.
Brian attended Lovington High School in Lovington, New Mexico.
Brian was drafted 9th overall in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears.
Brian posted his career-high 214 tackles in 2002, the most ever by a Bear.
Brian ranks 2nd behind Mike Brown on Bears All-Time list for career fumble return yards with 158 on 5 career recoveries.
Brian is the fifth player in franchise history to receive Pro Bowl selections in each of his first 4 NFL seasons (Rick Casares, Mike Ditka, Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers)
Brian's 956 career tackles are the most for a Bears player in his first 6 NFL seasons.
Brian wrestled in TNA wrestling as "The Worm".
Brian appeared on the cover of Sega Sport's NFL 2K3.
Brian recieved the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2005.
Brian has appeared in McDonald's, Domino's Pizza, Nike, and Campbell's Chunky soup commercials.
Brian is a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan.
Brian has a younger brother, Casey Urlacher, who plays in the Arena Football League.
Brian has a daughter named Pamela.
Brian received the NFL Rookie of the Year Award in 2000.
Brian attended the University of New Mexico.
Brian plays for the Chicago Bears.
Brian's football jersey is number 54.
Brian: We've got some good, young talent on this team, and it's nice to see they got recognized for their play, because they're not the biggest names. There are a lot of guys out there who probably get more recognition from the media, but these guys go out there and play hard every week, and they put it on film, and the players around the league and the coaches around the league saw that. That's why they're going.
Brian: (On the media criticizing) I love when people pick against us because we just go out and prove them wrong.
Brian: I love football. It's what I love to do. I can't imagine not doing it. When I'm done I'm going to have a hard time. I'm not going to know what to do with myself. I just love football. Anyone who has played it knows how much fun it is. The thing about it is I just love to be around my teammates. In the locker room, we screw around all the time. We joke around in our meetings. On the field we always screw around. It's not fun when we're getting the ball rammed down our throats, but we still find a way to loosen it up.
Brian: (When asked how does he feel when he sees fans wearing his jersey) It's awesome. It's flattering. Until this year it used to be just me. Now you see some Rex (Grossman) jerseys, some Olin (Kreutz), some Lance (Briggs).
Brian: (When asked why does he think he is so popular) I can't figure it out. It's probably because I play for the Bears, one of the most popular teams in the NFL. I really don't know. I've done OK. I've gotten better every year. And I got some national endorsements and stuff like that to get myself out there. Maybe because I'm from a small town, a small school, I don't think I'm cocky in any way. I don't try to talk bad about other players. I just do my job, play football and have fun with it. As a middle linebacker here in Chicago with the way we play defense, fans are going to take to me.