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Former Bears sue over 'Super Bowl Shuffle' licensing

CHICAGO, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Six members of the 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl championship have team filed a lawsuit to block use of their "Super Bowl Shuffle" music video.
Obama: '85 Bears 'greatest' NFL team ever

Obama: '85 Bears 'greatest' NFL team ever

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama welcomed the 1985 Super Bowl XX champion Chicago Bears to the White House Friday, calling them "the greatest team in NFL history"

Faulk, Sanders make NFL hall in first year

CANTON, Ohio, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Modern-era players Marshall Faulk, Shannon Sharpe, Deion Sanders and Richard Dent were among the inductees into the NFL Hall of Fame announced Saturday.

Ex-Bear Dent sues for custody of son

CHICAGO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Former Chicago Bears defensive end Richard Dent is suing to gain permanent custody of his 2-year-old son from his former girlfriend.

List trimmed for Pro Football Hall of Fame

CANTON, Ohio, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Cris Carter and Darrell Green were the only first-year eligible players to make the semifinal list Wednesday for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Tagliabue a Hall of Fame finalist

CANTON, Ohio, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Paul Tagliabue, who stepped down last year as commissioner of the NFL, was one of 17 people named Wednesday as finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Football Hall of Fame lists semifinalists

CANTON, Ohio, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Denver running back Terrell Davis is one of the first-year players among 25 semifinalists considered for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Marino, Young a step nearer Hall of Fame

CANTON, Ohio, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Star quarterbacks Dan Marino and Steve Young were among the 25 semifinalists named Friday for possible induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Elway, Sanders favorites for Hall of Fame

HOUSTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- John Elway and Barry Sanders will likely headline the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2004, which will be announced Saturday.

Elway one of Hall of Fame favorites

HOUSTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway is among the favorites to be chosen Saturday for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Elway, Sanders Hall of Fame finalists

CANTON, Ohio, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- John Elway and Barry Sanders head the list of 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2004.

Elway, Sanders lead Hall nominees

CANTON, Ohio, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Quarterback John Elway and running back Barry Sanders head the list of 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2004.

Bears add Dent to staff

CHICAGO, April 9 (UPI) -- Richard Dent, the Chicago Bears' all-time sacks leader, and MVP of Super Bowl XX, has been hired by the team as an assistant defensive line coach.

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Richard Lamar Dent (born December 13, 1960 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a former American football defensive end who played primarily for the Chicago Bears of the NFL. He was the MVP of Super Bowl XX.

After playing 4 years at Tennessee State University, Dent was drafted in the eighth round by the Bears, with 203rd overall pick in the 1983 NFL Draft. At 6'5, 265 lb (120 kg)., Dent was a great pass rusher who beat offensive tackles with his speed. He was part of the core of great players who made the Bears' defenses of the 1980s legendary. Between 1984 and 1985, Dent recorded 34.5 sacks.

In the 1985 season, Dent and the Bears had one of the most spectacular seasons in NFL history, finishing the season with a 15-1 record and shutting out both their opponents in the playoffs. Dent was a major factor in Chicago's success, leading the NFL with 17 sacks, while recovering 2 fumbles and intercepting 2 passes (1 of which was returned for a touchdown). In the 1985 playoffs, Dent was phenomenal, performing in what was quite possibly the most impressive defensive post-season performance in history. In the divisional playoff game in which the Bears hosted the New York Giants, Dent had one of the most dominant playoff performances in history. In the game, he recorded 7 tackles, 3.5 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles. In the NFC Championship Game, Dent, along with teammate Wilber Marshall, provided one of the most memorable playoff moments in history. It was late in the 4th quarter and it had just started to snow. Quarterback Dieter Brock dropped back to pass, but Dent got there and sacked him, knocking the ball loose. Marshall picked up the loose ball and returned it for a touchdown, a moment that was said to be a perfect end to the Bears' season (at home) and others say that the snow was "Papa Bear" George Halas giving his thumbs-up to the team. And of course, when The Bears went on to crush the New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX, Dent was selected the game's MVP, as he shared 2 sacks, forced 2 fumbles, and blocked a pass. Dent made a mere $90,000 in base salary for his efforts in 1985. ($173,000 in 2007 dollars) He was a featured soloist of the "Shuffling Crew" in the video The Super Bowl Shuffle in 1985.

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