Jan. 6, 2006: Named 2005 Defensive Player of the Year Urlacher won the honor after leading the leagues 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.
Jim Prisching, Chicago Tribune