Colts DE Dwight Freeney Promoting Richard Dent For Hall Of Fame

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    Richard Dent has received a Hall of Fame endorsement from an unlikely source. In the latest issue of ESPN The Magazine, Indianapolis Colts Pro Bowl defensive end Dwight Freeney expresses his belief that the Bears all-time sack leader deserves to be enshrined in Canton. I grew up a Giants fan, but Richard Dent made me respect the Bears, Freeney wrote. He was a dominant force on one of the most dominant defenses in the history of the NFL. When you think of the 1985 Bears defense, you think of two men: Mike Singletary and Richard Dent. And his stats speak for themselves. He had 137.5 sacks as a defensive end. The benchmark is 100. Thats like hitting 500 home runs in baseball. And everyone knows its not easy to play for a long time in this physical league, but he played for 15 seasons at a very high level.