Dent's football journey ends in Canton

August, 6, 2011
8/06/11
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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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Melissa Isaacson

Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
Melissa Isaacson is a columnist for espnW.com, ESPN Chicago and ESPN.com. The award-winning writer has covered Chicago sports for most of her 31-year career, including at the Chicago Tribune before joining ESPN in 2009. Isaacson has also covered tennis since 1986.

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