Among the seven members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2011 is defensive end Richard Dent. The Chicago Bears great will finally enter Canton after a decade of eligibility.
Dent spent the majority of his career in Chicago, and also spent a season apiece with the Colts, Eagles, and 49ers. Throughout his 15-year career, Dent recorded 137.5 sacks, tied for sixth on the all-time list. In only his second and third seasons in the league, he recorded 17.5 and 17.0 sacks, respectively.
Dent is emblematic of the defensively stalwart Bears of the 1980s. 25 years ago, he was named Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XX after Chicago's rout of the New England Patriots.
As one of the most feared defensive players in the league for over a decade, Richard Dent's induction seemed like only a matter of time. Celebrate with Bears fans at SB Nation's Chicago Bears blog, Windy City Gridiron.