FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2012 file photo, Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher yells while watching from the bench during the team's NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville, Tenn. Former Bears star Urlacher is no longer bald. T
Joe Howell, File
January 05, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) Here's a hairy development. Former Chicago Bears star Brian Urlacher is no longer bald.

The eight-time Pro Bowl pick and 2005 Defensive Player of the Year revealed his new look to Chicago's WGN-TV on Tuesday (

And what a change it is: Fans remember his closely shaved head during his 13-year NFL career were probably stunned to see him with a full head of hair, promoting a restoration procedure he had.

A close friend underwent the procedure. The result impressed Urlacher so he says he had it done in November 2014.

Urlacher says he kept his hair under wraps at least in public by wearing a hat ''everywhere I went for a year.''



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