Richard Dent's journey ends in Canton

Former skinny kid from Tennessee State takes his place among NFL's greats

Updated: August 6, 2011, 11:18 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

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 ...

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