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Brian Urlacher named semifinalist for 2018 Hall of Fame Class

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ARLINGTON, TX – OCTOBER 01: Brian Urlacher #54 of the Chicago Bears at Cowboys Stadium on October 1, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

CANTON, Ohio – Brian Urlacher is one step closer to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The eight-time Pro Bowler was named one of 27 semifinalists for the 2018 Class, in his first year of eligibility.

Urlacher played his entire 13-year career for the Bears, recording over a thousand tackles, 41.5 sacks and 22 interceptions.

The election for the Class of 2018 will be held February 3rd, the day before the Super Bowl, in Minneapolis.