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Richard Dent elected to Hall of Fame

Updated: February 6, 2011, 3:32 PM ET
By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com

DALLAS -- The wait is over for Richard Dent.

After being denied by the 44-member selection board six times in the last seven years, the former Chicago Bears defensive end was finally elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

"It feels great," Dent said. "I'm very appreciative and very happy. It was a long time coming."

At the time of his retirement (following the 1997 season), Dent's 137.5 career sack total was third behind Hall of Famers Reggie White and Bruce ...

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