Former Viking Doleman Gets Call to NFL Hall

By KBJR News 1

Former Viking Doleman Gets Call to NFL Hall

August 3, 2012 Updated Aug 3, 2012 at 7:02 PM CDT

Minneapolis, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Former Minnesota Vikings defensive end Chris Doleman is set to be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame on Saturday, that coming after a spectacular 15-year professional career.

Doleman was drafted fourth overall in 1985 by Minnesota, where he would play nine seasons before moving on to Atlanta and San Francisco.

The former Vikings great was named to eight Pro Bowls, and in 1989 he set a franchise single-season record with 21 sacks. That number is one shy of the NFL record and has since been bested by the 22 sacks by Jared Allen in the 2011 season.

He finished his career with eight seasons recording 10 or more sacks, and he retired with the fourth-higest career sack total in the NFL at 150.5.

Doleman is already a member of the NFL 1990s all-decade team and the Minnesota Vikings Ring of Honor. The NFL Hall of Fame induction ceremony is set for August 4 in Canton, Ohio.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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