Richard Dent enters Hall of Fame

Chicago Bears defensive end Richard Dent, one of the game’s

greatest sackmasters, has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall

of Fame.

Dent finished his career with 137 1/2 sacks, third all-time when

he retired behind Reggie White and Bruce Smith, and was the MVP of

the 1986 Super Bowl. Those Bears epitomized the Monsters of the


A four-time Pro Bowl player, Dent spent 12 seasons with the

Bears and one each with San Francisco, Indianapolis and

Philadelphia before retiring in 1997. He had 10 or more sacks in

eight seasons, and was also a strong defender of the run.

An eighth-round pick in 1983, Dent says, ”I wanted to be

someone special my mother and father and brothers could look up