With the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions coming up this Saturday many fans will get a chance to see some of football's legends.
One of this year's inductees is defensive end Chris Doleman. In a conference call with the media on Tuesday, Doleman said he was excited to be amongst the best players in the world.
"Now that it's here, I just have to get into the moment, but obviously, I'm excited.
Doleman played 14 years in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings, the Atlanta Falcons, and the San Francisco 49ers.
He mentioned the coaches who impacted his life, most notably Bud Grant and Tony Dungy among those who shaped him not only as a football player, but also as a person.
The team Doleman is best associated with was the Vikings, where he played 9 seasons. When asked who was his toughest opponent on the field, he said it was his former teammate and fellow Hall of Famer Gary Zimmerman.
"Gary's one of those guys where I think he made me better and I hope that I made him better."
During his playing days, Doleman made the Pro Bowl 8 times and had 150 and a half sacks.
He also was proud of the fact that his son will induct him into Canton on Saturday.
"It was a no brainer, " he said. "This is a moment he will carry with him for the rest of his life."