Former Bears star Brian Urlacher is no longer bald

Urlacher says he kept his hair under wraps at least in public by wearing a hat "everywhere I went for a year." (Andy King/AP)

CHICAGO — Here’s a hairy development. Former Chicago Bears star Brian Urlacher is no longer bald.

The eight-time Pro Bowl pick and 2005 Defensive Player of the Year revealed his new look to Chicago’s WGN-TV on Tuesday.

And what a change it is: Fans remember his closely shaved head during his 13-year NFL career were probably stunned to see him with a full head of hair, promoting a restoration procedure he had.

A close friend underwent the procedure. The result impressed Urlacher so he says he had it done in November 2014.

Urlacher says he kept his hair under wraps at least in public by wearing a hat "everywhere I went for a year."