Chicago Bears: Pro Football Hall of Fame

Dent: HOF speech not about Ryan, Ditka

August, 8, 2011
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Former Chicago Bears defensive end Richard Dent said his omission of former coaches Buddy Ryan and Mike Ditka from his Hall of Fame induction speech on Saturday wasn't meant as a slight.

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Dent's football journey ends in Canton

August, 6, 2011
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Looking for little more than to one day "be someone special" whom his family could admire, Richard Dent said he was inspired by the words of fellow Atlanta native Martin Luther King Jr. as he went from an unrecruited and unwanted college player to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

"All I could do was dream," the former eighth-round pick of the Chicago Bears said Saturday upon becoming the first player from his college, the first from Atlanta and the fourth Bears player from the 1985 Super Bowl champions to be honored in Canton, Ohio.

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Dent on Hall: 'This is my shining time'

February, 9, 2011
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Gratitude continued to flow from the podium at Halas Hall on Wednesday long after the press conference had come to an end.

Surely, reporters could wait for him to finish that extra few minutes. Richard Dent, a former Chicago Bears defensive end, earned them having gone through the Hall of Fame voting process nine times, including seven of the past eight years as a finalist, before finally gaining entrance.

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Dent among HOF semifinalists

November, 28, 2010
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CANTON, Ohio -- Curtis Martin, Jerome Bettis and Marshall Faulk, three of the top 10 rushers in NFL history, are among 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2011.

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