1:44 PM CDT, May 22, 2013
Dec. 11, 1999: The New Mexico product finishes 12th in Heisman Trophy voting.
February 2000: At NFL scouting combine, Urlacher bench presses 225 pounds 27 times and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.57.
April 15, 2000: Bears draft him ninth overall.
September 2003: Addresses rumors that he is dating Paris Hilton after the two are spotted in Las Vegas together.
June 16, 2005: Files paternity suit against Tyna Robertson in an attempt to gain a "parent-child relationship" with his son, Kennedy. Genetic testing proved he is Kennedy's father.
2005 season: Wins NFC defensive player of the year award.
Feb. 4, 2007: Bears lose 29-17 to the Colts in Super Bowl XLI, his only Super Bowl appearance.
2007 season: Suffers from an arthritic back and has minor neck surgery after the season to treat the condition.
April 24, 2008: Named 2007 winner of the Brian Piccolo Award.
Sept. 13, 2009: Dislocates his wrist in season opener against the Packers, undergoes surgery and misses the rest of the season.
Jan. 31, 2010: Make 2000s all-decade team.
December 2010, January 2011: Named NFC defensive player of the month, winning the award for the first time in his career.
Sept. 12, 2011, His mother, Lavoyda Lenard, 51, dies.
Jan. 1, 2012: Sprains his MCL in Week 17 against the Vikings.
April 2012: Begins dating model and actress Jenny McCarthy, but the two break up about four months later.
April 12, 2012: Awarded Ed Block Courage Award by his teammates.
Aug. 14, 2012: Has arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.
Aug. 22, 2012: Mike Mulligan breaks the news in the Tribune that Urlacher had alternative blood therapy for his knee in Germany sometime before turning to surgery.
Dec. 2, 2012: Injures his hamstring against the Seahawks and misses the rest of the season.
March 3, 2013: Inducted into the state of New Mexico's Sports Hall of Fame.
March 12: Becomes an unrestricted free agent.
March 20: Bears, Urlacher part ways, unable to agree on a new contract.
May 22: Retires from NFL, having played entire 13-year career with Bears.
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