The countdown is on until Brian Urlacher is enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
Thursday, many of his friends and family arrived, including his high school football coach.
Speedy Faith is one of New Mexico’s all-time great football coaches, and now he can say he coached one of the NFL’s all-time greats.
“Well, I’m [afraid] that I will wake up and not be here because it’s a dream, it really is. Just something you never…I never comprehended it when he was in high school. Just surreal, it really is,” Coach Faith said.
Coach Faith made the long trip to Canton, Ohio to see someone he coached as a kid in the small town of Lovington, New Mexico be recognized as a great man and football legend, not just for the Chicago Bears but for the NFL.
KRQE News 13 followed Coach Faith around the NFL Hall of Fame as he saw many of the NFL greats.
For a longtime coach it was a dream come true seeing all the players he’s watched over the years, but he couldn’t hold back his emotions as he saw the display for #34, the one and only Brian Urlacher.
It’s one of his proudest moments.
Coach Faith will be there Thursday night as Urlacher’s Bears take on the Baltimore Ravens in the Hall of Fame Game, and of course be there to witness via enshrinement on Saturday.
Urlacher will become one of only 318 football greats to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame and 29 Chicago Bears.