NFL Any Era: Brian Urlacher

Hall of Famer Larry Csonka going against Brian Urlacher? A classic battle. MATCHUP GALLERY ESPN.com Illustration

When you're the middle linebacker of the Chicago Bears, the longtime Monsters of the Midway, you've got to be included on the ESPN.com Any Era team, compiled by a panel of 20 Hall of Famers. A sampling of their thoughts:

JIM BROWN: "Brian Urlacher plays an intelligent game, but is also very physical and very tough. He can apply his physicality with a mentality that fits into the game plan. His mental toughness is as good as it gets."

MIKE DITKA: "Brian Urlacher has stood the test of time. He'll go down as one of the best middle linebackers in history. He follows in the great tradition of Bears linebackers."