(CBS) Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week Wednesday.
Urlacher recorded 10 tackles, one tackle for loss, one interception and a fumble recovery he returned for a touchdown as the Bears beat the Falcons 30-12 in Week 1.READ MORE: Alphonso Joyner, 23, Charged With Shooting And Killing 71-Year-Old Woom Sing Tse In Broad Daylight In Chinatown
The interception was the 19th of Urlacher’s career, which is a franchise record among Bears’ linebackers.READ MORE: Booster Shot Clinic Being Held At Dirksen Federal Courthouse Starting Friday
Urlacher has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week six times during his NFL career, which ties him with Hall of Fame defensive end Richard Dent for the most in Bears history.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Warmup Ahead
The linebacker’s status for Sunday’s game against the Saints is in question after his mother unexpectedly passed away Monday at her home in Texas.