He said that, by being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Urlacher continues setting a positive example for the children of New Mexico.
Eagles safety Brian Dawkins perhaps drew the largest following in the crowd - based on the eye test of seeing green No. 20 jerseys - but Bears fans made their presence felt. "She was always there for us and she made sure we knew that", said Urlacher. "I didn't. Anything that I could do for you, you know I would do for you".
"All of those individual awards don't really mean anything to me", Moss said.
But Moss, who played for the Vikings, Raiders, Patriots, 49ers and Titans during his 14 NFL seasons, said football did not define him as a person. "They say that I am making the wrong decision, but sometimes, got to do what is deemed wrong or the wrong thing for the right reasons". I never wanted to let you down. "But just like my choice to be here today, I choose not to live in regret".
Kramer finished by quoting Vince Lombardi: "After the game is over, the stadium lights are out, the parking lot is empty and you're back in your room with your championship ring on the dresser, your only lot in life is to make the world a little bit better because you were in it".
Moss spent the first portion of his speech paying tribute to his family, a group that included his wife and kids and nieces and nephews.
The first speaker of the night was Robert Brazile, a seven-time Pro Bowler with the Houston Oilers, and he showed off a memorable belt buckle to honor the late Bum Phillips, his former head coach. Who will answer that knock on the door in the middle of the night? "I have already reached out to you guys individually, and I expressed, and I will express it again, my utmost respect for each of you and for what we have accomplished". He served as the general manager of the Redskins and Chargers from 1978 to 2000.
Wide receiver Terrell Owens, the first player ever inducted to decline his invitation to the enshrinement ceremony, gave his own speech in Chattanooga, Tenn., earlier Saturday, at McKenzie Arena at his alma mater, Tennessee-Chattanooga.
Moss closed his speech with a statement to his mother that he considers them both of Hall of Famers. "And so I grew a chip on my shoulder, but also what began to grow was anger in me, that I would lose control of once in a while". He averaged almost 100 tackles a year and spotlighted his versatility as the first player in National Football League history to get a sack, interception, fumble recovery and touchdown catch (on a screen pass) in a game, against Houston in 2002.