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Former Falcons Linebacker Chris Doleman To Be Inducted Into Pro Football Hall Of Fame

Former Falcons linebacker Chris Doleman is one of six players who will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend in Canton, Ohio.

CANTON, OH - AUGUST 6: Fans wait to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame prior to the induction ceremony on August 6, 2011 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Former Falcons linebacker Chris Doleman is one of six players who will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend in Canton, Ohio.

Doleman played two seasons for the Falcons in 1994 and 1995. Most of his playing career was spent with the Minnesota Vikings, who drafted him in the first round in 1985. He spend his first nine seasons in Minnesota before coming to the Falcons. From Atlanta, he went to San Francisco and played three seasons with the 49ers before one final year with the Vikings in 1999.

He made eight Pro Bowls over his career, including with the Falcons in 1995. When he retired, he was No. 4 all-time in sacks with 150.5 and tied for third with eight seasons of at least 10 sacks. Perhaps most incredible, he missed just two games over his 15-year career.

Doleman and the other five former players will be enshrined in a ceremony at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday.

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