|Fullback / Linebacker|
|Date of birth:August 27, 1979|
|Place of birth: Pasco, Washington|
|High school: Lovington (NM)|
|College: Lake Forest College|
|Undrafted in 2003|
|Debuted in 2004 for the Peoria Pirates|
|Last played in 2005 for the Nashville Kats|
Career Arena football statistics
|Stats at ArenaFan.com|
Casey Urlacher (born August 24, 1979 in Pasco, Washington) is an American politician and former football defensive tackle/offensive tackle who played for the Chicago Rush and the Nashville Kats of the Arena Football League. He may most notably be recognized as the younger brother of Brian Urlacher.
Urlacher was born to Brad and Lavoyda Urlacher in 1979. Following the couple’s divorce, Lavoyda gained custody of her children and moved the family to Lovington, New Mexico. Lavoyda spent a majority of her time between jobs, making just enough money to keep the family afloat. Eventually, Lavoyda married Troy Lenard who helped raise her three children.
During his high school years, Urlacher distinguished himself as a premier football player, helping Lovington High School record a 14-0 season. Together, Casey and his older brother, Brian, earned a prodigious reputation around Lovington. Following Brian’s graduation, Casey was promoted to captain of the football team. Also, outside of football, Urlacher ran track and played basketball and baseball.
In 2000, Urlacher moved in with Brian in his house in Lake Bluff, Illinois, and attended Lake Forest College. While playing as a Forester, Urlacher helped the team record three victorious seasons. Urlacher had not only broken various school records, but was also chosen to represent the school on numerous all-star teams.
In 2003, he graduated from Lake Forest College with a B.A. in Economics and Business.
Urlacher was not chosen in the 2003 NFL Draft but was still determined to play football. Urlacher was a professional football player from 2003-2006, beginning in 2003 joining the Chicago Bears in training camp. The Chicago Rush eventually signed him to play as a fullback and linebacker, but Urlacher failed to make the team's roster after training camp and he was released. Upon his release, Casey signed with the Peoria Pirates of af2. Urlacher helped lead the Pirates to a berth in ArenaCup. Casey signed with the Rush again in 2005. Urlacher finished the 2005 season with the Nashville Kats.
Civic and Political career
Urlacher is the Mayor-elect of the Village of Mettawa, Illinois, having won 61% of the vote. He is a member of the Lake County Chamber of Commerce and the Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserve.
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- Ward Room Staff. "Who Won, Lost and Didn't Show Up On Election Day In Illinois". Retrieved 28 April 2013.