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Brian Urlacher, NFL

by Mike Magers

Brian was born in Pasco, Washington but moved with his mother to the unlikely location of Lovington, New Mexico where his maternal grandparents lived, after a family separation.  His mother supported Brian and his two siblings by often working several jobs at a time, becoming quite a respected and beloved person in town.  In Lovington, Urlacher developed his natural affinity for sports, focusing on basketball and football.  He graduated in 1996 and his last three years in high school, the Wildcats went 9-3, 11-4 and 14-0, winning the State Championship in 1995 under Head Coach John T. “Speedy” Faith.  Coach Faith sent film of his highlights to Texas Tech, where Brian had wanted to play, but Tech never responded with a scholarship offer, so Brian accepted an offer to play for University of New Mexico.

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