Brian Urlacher, the lynchpin behind the Chicago Bears’ famous defense during the 2000s, listed his four-bedroom mansion in suburban Mettawa for sale last Friday, the Chicago Tribune reports. An eight-time Pro Bowler, Urlacher was a vital part of the Bears’ success in the last decade, which included a Super Bowl appearance in 2007.
According to the Tribune, Urlacher purchased the home in 2004, paying $2.312 million through a trust. The home had previously belonged to musician Richard Marx, who has been trying to unload his David Adler-designed mansion in the North Shore for the last few years.
Urlacher’s listing agent tells the Tribune that the retired Bear is selling the home because he has been spending more time living in Arizona. And if far-flung Mettawa seems like an odd choice for one of Chicago’s most famous athletes during the 2000s, the Tribune offers an explanation: Urlacher’s brother is Mettawa’s mayor.
- Retired Chicago Bear Brian Urlacher lists Mettawa home for sale [Chicago Tribune]