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Minnesota Vikings Great Chris Doleman Elected To Pro Football Hall Of Fame Class Of 2012

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Well, once again, two members of the Minnesota Vikings were up for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and one of them made it.

And, once again. . .well, it wasn't the one that most of us would have expected.

Former Minnesota Vikings' defensive end Chris Doleman was selected to be a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2012.

Doleman was selected by the Vikings out of the University of Pittsburgh with the fourth overall pick in the 1985 NFL Draft. He started out with the Vikings as a linebacker, but was moved to defensive end after his second season of play. He led the Vikings in sacks six times, had ten sacks or more eight times, and racked up 150.5 sacks in his career, ranking fourth in NFL history in that category.

He had two separate stints with the Vikings, playing for the team from the time he was drafted in 1985 until 1993. He was then traded to the Atlanta Falcons, who he played for in 1994 and 1995, and he moved on to the San Francisco 49ers from 1996 to 1998. He finished his career with one last season in Minnesota in 1999. He was inducted into the Minnesota Vikings' Ring of Honor this past season.

Congratulations to Chris Doleman on his selection for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.