Jan. 6, 2006: Named 2005 Defensive Player of the Year

<b>Jan. 6, 2006: Named 2005 Defensive Player of the Year</b><br>
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Urlacher won the honor after leading the league’s No. 1 scoring defense. Urlacher led the team with 171 tackles and had 10 tackles for a loss and six sacks. He garnered 34 of 50 first-place votes to become team's first player since <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT008497" title="Mike Singletary" href="/topic/sports/mike-singletary-PESPT008497.topic">Mike Singletary</a> to win the award.
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( Jim Prisching, Chicago Tribune )

Jan. 6, 2006: Named 2005 Defensive Player of the Year

Urlacher won the honor after leading the league’s No. 1 scoring defense. Urlacher led the team with 171 tackles and had 10 tackles for a loss and six sacks. He garnered 34 of 50 first-place votes to become team's first player since Mike Singletary to win the award.

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