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Ex-Viking Chris Doleman leads four linemen into Hall of Fame
PIONEER PRESS ^ | 8-4-12 | joe kay

Posted on 08/04/2012 7:51:31 PM PDT by TurboZamboni

CANTON, Ohio -- Chris Doleman knew how to get to the quarterback, no matter where he lined up or which team wanted him.

The former Vikings defensive end turned his 150-sack career into a place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was the third of six players inducted Saturday night, Aug. 4, joining Dermontti Dawson, Cortez Kennedy, Curtis Martin, Willie Roaf and Jack Butler.

Doleman was drafted as a linebacker by the Vikings, but soon was switched to end. He was fourth on the all-time sack list with 150-1/2 when he retired after a 15-year career with the Vikings, Falcons and 49ers.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: doleman; hof; nfl
Doleman started 213 of the 232 NFL games he played over a 15-year career (1985-99) with three teams. He is fourth in NFL history with 150 1/2 career sacks. He has the third-highest single-season sack mark with 21 (1989), and had 44 career forced fumbles and 8 career interceptions.

He was an eight-time Pro Bowl selection, recorded double-digit sack totals in eight different seasons, was first-team All Pro three times and was named to the 1990's All Decade Team.

1 posted on 08/04/2012 7:51:42 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

No recognition of the big long snapper, Number 68, Mike Morris ?

2 posted on 08/05/2012 4:12:52 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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