Before They Were Stars
HOT GALLERY: NFL Players Before They Were Stars
The great thing about the NFL is that it changes every week. The frustrating thing about the NFL? It changes every week. One injury can ruin a player's career; the same injury creates an opportunity for someone else to step up. This year things seem crazier than usual, perhaps because of the shortened pre-season caused by a labor dispute. Now that the NFL season is almost over, let's play a little "who am I?" with some of the biggest names in the game before the biggest game of the year—Super Bowl XLVI on February 5, 2012! By Brett Singer
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Brian Urlacher High School Yearbook Photo—Linebacker, Chicago Bears
At a reported 6′ 4″ and 258 pounds, Brian Urlacher is a big dude. He also has 41.5 sacks in 12 NFL seasons; that’s more than Ray Lewis, who has played longer than Urlacher and is considered an all-time great. Now that the Bears have lost starting quarterback Jay Cutler, Urlacher will need to work that much harder to help his team continue their winning ways this season.
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