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.