- 8x Pro Bowl selection (1987-1990. 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997)
- 3x First-Team All-Pro selection (1987, 1989. 1992)
- 2x All-Pro selection (1990, 1993)
- 4x First-Team All-NFC (1987, 1989, 1992, 1993)
- 100 Sacks Club
Chris Doleman is a former defensive end who played in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings, the Atlanta Falcons and the San Francisco 49ers. Chris played in the NFL for 15 years, recording 150.5 career sacks and eight interceptions. He was drafted by the Vikings in the first round of the 1985 NFL Draft as the fourth overall pick. Early in his NFL career, Chris was switched from linebacker to defensive end, recording a team-high 11 sacks in 1987. In 1989, he recorded 21 sacks, the highest total recorded that season and the fourth highest ever. In 1992, Chris was named the NFC’s Defensive Player of the Year after he led the Vikings with 12.5 sacks, had 64 tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown. By the time Chris was traded to the Falcons in 1994, he was selected to three All-Pro, two second-team All-Pro, four First-Team All-NFC and two Second-Team All NFC teams. He returned to the Vikings in 1999 for his final season in the NFL and was awarded several distinctions. Chris was named to the NFL 1990's All-Decade Team, the 100 Sacks Club, was awarded the MInnesota Vikings Ring of Honor and is considered one of the 50 Greatest Vikings. An extremely durable athlete, Chris missed a mere two games due to injury in this 15-season, 232- game NFL career.
Chris played football at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was a linebacker and defensive end for the Panthers. By the time he graduated, he recorded 25 sacks, the third most ever recorded by 1984. Chris retired from the NFL in 1999 and currently runs Gateway Fusion, a technology marketing company. He also serves as the CEO of the Celebrity Charitable Network. In 2012, Chris was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Lunch or Dinner$2,000Chris will join you and your small group of up to 10 people at lunch or dinner. You choose the restaurant and you choose what you want to talk about. Chris will share stories from his career. Note: for larger parties, please see appearance fee below.
Fantasy Draft$2,000Surprise your football buddies by inviting Chris to a live fantasy draft!
Pick-Up Game$5,000Make your next pick-up game unforgettable by inviting Chris to join.
Attend a Game$5,000Have an extra seat at the game? Chris will join you and your guests and share insight on the game. Discuss Chris' career in the NFL and his trajectory in becoming an eight-time Pro Bowler.
Round of Golf$5,000Chris will complete your foursome for a round of golf. He'll be the perfect fourth for your Sunday outing, and will spice up the round with tales from his time in the pros.
Celebrations$5,000Invite Chris to join you and your guests at your birthday, bar/bat mitzvah, wedding, or anniversary party! He'll be sure to be entertaining company.
Appearance$5,000Hire Chris to make a guest appearance at your next event! Chris' appearance will be the perfect way to promote your store opening, bank, gym, car dealership, etc.
Hear Their Story$5,000Chris will share his story with up to 20 people. Your small group of friends, students, coworkers, or event attendees will be inspired by Chris' path to success.
Corporate Outing$5,000Hire Chris to participate in your next corporate event. Whether it be a golf outing, charity gala, retreat or fishing trip, you can get Chris to join your group.
Speaking Engagement$5,000Looking for a dynamic speaker for your next big event? Chris will speak at your gathering and inspire your group with stories from his career in the NFL.
Coaching$5,000To be the best you need to learn from the best. Hiring Chris as a coach will give you access to a right-time Pro Bowler. Chris will coach a group of 1-6 people drills that helped him become a pro athlete.
Camp Coaching$5,000Chris will make a guest appearance as a coach at your camp for a full day, giving the players a glimpse of what it takes to be a professional football player. What better way to keep motivation levels high than to have a pro running drills for the day.
Tell us what you're looking for and we will try and make it happen!Request your own experience such as a paid appearance, store or restaurant opening, an autograph show, etc.
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Sport Football League NFL Team
- Minnesota Vikings (1985-1993, 1999)
- Atlanta Falcons (1994-1995)
- San Francisco 49ers (1996-1998)
Position Defensive End College University of Pittsburgh