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Chris Doleman, former York High star, dies at 58 after battle with brain cancer

MINNESOTA– A former William Penn York High football player and Hall of Fame defensive end, Chris Doleman, died on Tuesday night after a battle with brain ...

MINNESOTA-- A former William Penn York High football player and Hall of Fame defensive end, Chris Doleman, died on Tuesday night after a battle with brain cancer, the Minnesota Vikings said in a statement.

Doleman was 58-years-old.

"The Minnesota Vikings express our deepest sympathies to Chris Doleman's family and friends upon his passing," the team said in a statement. "Chris was a great example for players past and present, as he embodied all the best characteristics of a Viking -- resilience, toughness and a competitive spirit. Chris always carried himself with dignity and class. Vikings fans worldwide will greatly miss him."

Doleman underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor in January 2018, and had been battling glioblastoma for the past two years.

During his 15 year NFL career, Doleman was a sack artist. He finished with 150.5 in his career, which ranks fifth in NFL history.

Doleman was also a model of consistency, racking up at least seven sacks in each season from 1987-1999.

He played 10 seasons with the Vikings, 2 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, and 3 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.

In 2012, Doleman was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Former Minnesota Vikings QB Tommy Kramer tweeted about Doleman's death: