Updated: September 28th, 2011 11:04am
Vikings to induct Chris Doleman into team's ring of honor next month

Vikings to induct Chris Doleman into team's ring of honor next month

by Tom Pelissero
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Chris Doleman isn't in the Pro Football Hall of Fame yet, but he'll receive the highest honor the Minnesota Vikings have to offer next month, when he's inducted into the Vikings Ring of Honor.

In a 15-year career with the Vikings, Atlanta and San Francisco, Doleman had 150½ sacks (fourth in NFL history), 24 fumble recoveries (seventh) and eight interceptions. His best season came with the Vikings in 1989, when he led the NFL with 21 sacks, earned one of two first-team All-Pro nods and was a part of the NFL's No. 1- ranked defense.

Doleman's induction will take place during halftime of the Vikings' Oct. 23 game against the Green Bay Packers. He has been a Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist the past two years.

Other members of the Vikings Ring of Honor are: Fran Tarkenton (1998), Alan Page (1998), Jim Finks (1998), Bud Grant (1998), Paul Krause (1998), Fred Zamberletti (1998), Jim Marshall (1999), Ron Yary (2001), Korey Stringer (2001), Mick Tinglehoff (2001), Carl Eller (2002), Cris Carter (2003), Bill Brown (2004), Jerry Burns (2005), Randall McDaniel (2006), Chuck Foreman (2007), John Randle (2008) and Scott Studwell (2009)/

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