Chris Doleman was drafted as a linebacker out of the University of Pittsburgh by the Minnesota Vikings as the fourth player overall in the 1985 NFL Draft.
He was moved to a starting defensive end position for the final three games of his second season before assuming the full-time role as starter at the spot in his third year.
In 1987 Doleman registered the first of six sack titles with the Vikings.
His finest season came in 1989 when he led the NFL with 21 sacks, just one shy of the single-season record at the time.
He retired as the fourth-ranked sack leader of all-time with 150.5 sacks.
Doleman was extremely durable. He missed only two games due to injury during his 15-season, 232-game NFL career.
Doleman is a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s.
Chris was named to eight Pro Bowls during his career.
Chris during the Super Bowl XLVI coin toss.
Doleman being measured for his gold jacket.
Doleman visited the Hall of Fame in March to prep for August.
Doleman being measured for his bust.