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Green, Monk among six new Hall of Famers

CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Former Washington Redskins stars Darrell Green and Art Monk were among six players enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday.

Green and Monk were joined in the Class of 2008 by Fred Dean, Emmitt Thomas, Andre Tippett and Gary Zimmerman.

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Green spent 20 seasons as a defensive back with the Redskins. He holds the NFL record with at least one interception in 19 consecutive seasons.

Monk was a wide receiver on two Super Bowl teams. He spent 14 of his 16 NFL seasons with the Redskins, finishing his career with the New York Jets and Philadelphia. He finished his career with 940 receptions.

Dean was a pass-rushing specialist with the San Diego Chargers from 1975-81 and with the San Francisco 49ers from 1981-85.

Thomas starred as a cornerback with the Kansas City Chiefs from 1966-78. He ranks ninth all-time in with 58 interceptions.

Tippett, a linebacker from 1982-93 with the New England Patriots, finished his career with 100 sacks.

Zimmerman spent 12 seasons as an offensive tackle with the Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos.

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