INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 04: President of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Steve Perry announces the Class of 2012 inductees during the Pro Football Hall of Fame News Conference at the JW Marriott on February 4, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame class inductees include Dermontti Dawson, Chris Doleman, Cortez Kennedy, Curtis Martin, Willie Roaf and Jack Butler. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Minnesota Viking great Chris Doleman will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.
When Chris Doleman retired from the NFL, he was third all time in sacks by a defensive linemen. Now, after seven years on the Hall of Fame ballot, Doleman will join the two defensive linemen he trailed in the NFL Hall of Fame.
Doleman will be inducted into the Hall of Fame Saturday as part of the 2012 class. His 150.5 career sacks rank fourth in NFL history, trailing only Bruce Smith and Reggie White among defensive lineman. His best season came in 1989, when he racked up 21 sacks.
During his 15-year NFL career, Doleman finished with double-digit sacks eight times. He was selected to eight Pro Bowls and was named first-team All-Pro three times. He won NFC Defensive Player of the Year in 1992 and was named to the NFL's 1990s All-Decade Team.
Doleman played 10 of his 15 season with the Vikings while also making stops in San Francisco and Atlanta.
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