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#56 Chris Doleman - DL

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Chris Doleman Career NFL Stats 1985-99
G
SOLOTKL
AST TKL
COMB TKL
SACKS
INT
INT TD
FF
FR
FRTD
232
219
60
975
150.5
8
2
44
24
1

 

 

 

Chris Doleman Childhood

Christopher John Doleman was born on October 16, 1961 in Indianapolis, IN. He was the son of Mary and John Doleman. Chris spent most of his childhood in York, PA. He started playing football at eight years old. When he got to high school, he felt he could make it to the NFL. Not only did he make his dream come true, he became one of the most feared defensive ends in the NFL history. 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Doleman High School Stats and Awards

Doleman attended William Penn Senior High School. He was an All-State selection in football. He accepted a scholarship offer from the University of Pittsburgh. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Doleman College Career Stats and Notes

After a year at Valley Forge Military Academy, Doleman joined Pitt and played for them from 1981-84. He totaled 25 sacks during his college career. The Panthers made three major bowl games with Doleman on the team.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards and Achievements
MVP
All-Pro

1st Team: 1987, 1989, 1992

2nd Team: 1990, 1993

Pro Bowl Selections
1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993 1995, 1997
Defensive Player of the Year Award
Achievements

Member of 1990s All-Decade Team

 

Chris Doleman NFL Career Stats and Notes

Doleman was selected 4th overall in the 1985 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. Doleman spent his first nine seasons in the NFL win the Vikings. Prior to the 1994 season, Doleman signed with the Atlanta Falcons. After two seasons in Atlanta, Doleman headed west, signing with the San Francisco 49ers. He spent three seasons in the Bay before returning to the Vikings for the 1999 season, his final season in the league. Doleman was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Doleman 1989 NFL Season

Chris Doleman ranks fourth on the all-time sack list with 150.5. In 1989, his ability to get after the quarterback led him to have one of the best defensive seasons in NFL history. 

Doleman was a constant force all season in 1989. The fifth year pro set a then Vikings record with 21 sacks. The sack total was second most all time, one behind New York Jets’ Mark Gastineau.   He was a major part of the Vikings defense that sacked the quarterback a league high 71 times that year. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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