Minnesota Vikings Star Dies
A Minnesota Vikings star died this week.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced on Tuesday that defensive end Chris Doleman passed away at the age of 58.
“The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns the passing of Chris Doleman after a prolonged and courageous battle against cancer,” announced David Baker, the Hall of Fame’s president.
“I had the honor of getting to know him not only as a great football player but an outstanding human being.
“One of the honors of my life was witnessing Chris get baptized in the Jordan River during a Hall of Fame trip to Israel.
Doleman was a member of the Vikings from 1985 to 1993.
In 1999, he opted to retire with the organization.
Doleman had surgery to remove a brain tumor back in 2018.
“The Minnesota Vikings express our deepest sympathies to Chris Doleman’s family and friends upon his passing,” Minnesota management said in a statement.
“Chris was a great example for players past and present, as he embodied all the best characteristics of a Viking — resilience, toughness and a competitive spirit.
“Chris always carried himself with dignity and class. Vikings fans worldwide will greatly miss him.”
Over the course of his career Doleman amassed 150.5 sacks, eight interceptions and three touchdowns.