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State Rep. Eugene DePasquale
DePasquale, House honor Doleman on Hall of Fame induction
HARRISBURG, May 22 – State Rep. Eugene DePasquale, D-York, said the state House unanimously adopted a resolution today to honor Chris Doleman on his induction into the Professional Football Hall of Fame
House Resolution 615 congratulates Chris Doleman, former Minnesota Vikings defensive end/linebacker, on his induction into the Professional Football Hall of Fame.
"Chris Doleman is considered a hero to his hometown of York, and I'm honored to have the opportunity to meet and award him with this citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives," DePasquale said.
Doleman became a local football star while attending William Penn High School in York. There, he was recognized for his athletic accomplishments including being named first-team, all-state tight end by The Associated Press; first-team, all-state defensive end by the United Press International; and the York Daily Record placed him on the Top 22 Team as a punter.
Later, he received a football scholarship from the University of Pittsburgh where he competed as a linebacker and defensive end. Upon the conclusion of his collegiate career, Doleman was selected as the fourth overall pick in the 1985 National Football League Draft. Although he is most known for his time with the Minnesota Vikings, he also spent some of his career with the Atlanta Falcons and the San Francisco 49ers.
Doleman's professional career statistics include 232 games spanning 15 seasons, during which he completed 150 ½ sacks, 8 interceptions and 2 touchdowns. He played in eight Pro Bowl games, was placed on the 1990s National Football League All-Decade Team and was awarded the 1992 National Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year by United Press International.
These many accomplishments were capped with the prestigious honor of election into the Professional Football Hall of Fame on Feb. 4.