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15. Chris Doleman
Chris Doleman was without question one of the most feared pass rushers of his time and accumulated 96.5 of his 150.5 Quarterback Sacks while donning Vikings purple.  Doleman would have 21 of those Sacks in 1989, one of two seasons he was chosen to be a First Team All-Pro.  The former Pitt Panther would leave Minnesota via trade to Atlanta but the Hall of Famer would be able to finish his career wearing a Vikings uniform.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defensive End, Linebacker
  • Acquired: Drafted in the 1st Round, 4th Overall in the NFL Draft 4/30/85.
  • Departed: Traded to the Atlanta Falcons with the 2nd Round Pick (which would be Bert Emanuel) for the Falcons’ 1995 1st Round Pick and 1994 2nd Round Pick (which would be David Palmer and Derrick Alexander respectively)  4/24/94.

    Acquired (2): Signed prior to the 1999 Season.

    Departed (2): Retired after the 1999 Season.
  • Games Played: 154
  • Notable Statistics: 142 Games Started
    5 Interceptions
    118 Interception Yards
    2 Interception Return Touchdowns
    31 Forced Fumbles
    16 Fumble Recoveries
    21 Fumble Recovery Yards
    96.5 Quarterback Sacks
    749 Combined Tackles
    737 Solo Tackles*
    12 Assisted Tackles*
    112 Approximate Value

    *Solo and Assisted Tackles were not recorded until 1994.
  • Major Accolades and Awards: First Team All Pro Selection (1989 & 1992)
    Second Team All Pro Selection (1987)
    Pro Bowl Selection (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992 & 1993)
    Most Quarterback Sacks (1989)
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