This year the NFL Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was exciting to me cause of the induction of Richard Dent, DE for the 1985 Chicago Bears! I grew up wanting to be like him since that was the same position I played in high school. I was like a kid in a candy store excited to see him and a few teammates in person. When I saw the owner, Virginia McCaskey - owner of Da Bears and daughter of Papa Bear George Halas, I couldn't resist meeting her. A fragile aged woman, she shined Bears pride and has a heck of a grip! I introduced myself and told her how I grew up hoping to play for her some day. When she looked at my camera around my neck, I admitted to her that that dream never came true. She entertained my conversation for a few moments and introduced me to her family standing near by. Another highlight in my life!
Well, my focus for this event was Shannon Sharpe and Deion Sanders. It was a blast having the access I had and being around all my childhood heroes! Below are just a few of my favorites from the night. It ended with Nelly and Snoop Dogg performing at a private party for Deion and Marshall Faulk. What a night!!!