Nov 27, 2011; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans linebacker Colin McCarthy (52) celebrates after recovering a fumble against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at LP Field. The Titans beat the Buccaneers 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Colin McCarthy Shaves Head to Honor Brian Urlacher


Brian Urlacher was one of the best linebackers to ever play the game, but he decided to retire from the sport this offseason. While Urlacher won’t be on the field for the 2013-14 season, there will be at least one player who will be keeping Urlacher out there in spirit.

Tennessee Titans linebacker Colin McCarthy has shaved his head in a gesture that he says is a tribute to Urlacher.

It’s for [Brian] Urlacher, since he hung it up,” McCarthy said, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean.  “Hopefully it will bring me good luck, and bring me 16 games of playing.”

If McCarthy has a successful season while rocking the bald dome, it could be something that we see from him for the remainder of his career. Athletes are very superstitious, so expect McCarthy to be keeping his head nice and shiny for the entire season. If there are struggles, perhaps the mane will once again begin to flow.

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  • DaveBry

    Steelers should pursue Urlacher because Sean Spence was a wasted draft pick – an undersized linebacker who would get run over in NFL even if he hadnt got hurt. Steelers could even move Urlacher to outside LB because LB Chris Carter proved to be a useless bum in his secind seasin which is last year.

  • DaveBry

    Since he probably gained weight, Steelers could even try moving him to defensive end to replace Ziggy Hood whom has been a bust since drafted in the first round. Ziggy is the lowest rated DE of the DEs who play in a 3-4 in the NFL. You can look that up, it is from respected sources online.