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Elliott and David line it up with Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Hampton. This former Bears defensive end talks up the current team every week on the radio, so we thought we'd give him a chance to talk himself up a bit, in our extensive conversation about his on-the -field career.
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Sports and Torts: Hall of Famer Dan Hampton

During Hampton's tenure in Chicago (1979-90), the Bears defense ranked #1 in the NFL in allowing the fewest rushing yards, the fewest rushing touchdowns, the fewest total yards, the fewest points and inflicted the most sacks. That defense was legendary, and he was one of the cornerstones. We look back at his career in Chicago, his early days at Arkansas, and that magical 1985 season.
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Dan Hampton
Hall of Fame defensive lineman Dan Hampton was a menacing, yet versatile, defender, who served 12 seasons defending the line of scrimmage for the Chicago Bears. An All-American out of the University of Arkansas, he was selected by the Bears in the first round of the 1979 NFL Draft. Hampton's contribution to the defense as a rookie paved the way for his Hall of Fame career. He recorded 70 tackles, two sacks, two fumble recoveries, and three passes defended in his first campaign, then eclipsed that performance in his sophomore season by recording 73 tackles and leading the Bears with 11.5 sacks. He also earned his first of four Pro Bowl appearances. Dan Hampton will probably be remembered best as a huge part of the Bears' 1985 defense that allowed just 198 points in 16 regular season games, and 10 points in three playoff games, including a dominating performance over the Patriots in Super Bowl XX.

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