Richard Dent Football
February 5, 2012 by staff
Richard Dent Football, Richard Lamar Dent (born December 13, 1960) is a former American football defensive end, who played primarily for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was the MVP of Super Bowl XX. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011.
After playing 4 years at Tennessee State University, Dent was drafted in the eighth round by the Bears, with 203rd overall pick in the 1983 NFL Draft. At 6’5, 265 lb (120 kg)., Dent was a great pass rusher who beat offensive tackles with his speed.
He was part of the core of great players who made the Bears’ defenses of the 1980s legendary. Between 1984 and 1985, Dent recorded 34.5 sacks.
During Super Bowl XLIV, Dent joined other members of the 1985 Chicago Bears in resurrecting the Super Bowl Shuffle in a Boost Mobile commercial.
Dent has been nominated numerous times for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In 2005-2009, he was among the top 15 finalists in the selection process. After several years of unsuccessful nominations, Richard Dent was finally selected for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on Feb. 5, 2011. He was also inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame on February 15, 2008.
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