Bears Hall of Famer Dan Hampton to speak at Englewood STEM High School this week

The former Bears star will discuss with students what it took beyond athletic skill for him to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Dan Hampton speaks at a Bears ceremony at Soldier Field.

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Former Bears star lineman Dan Hampton will make a speaking appearance at Englewood STEM High School on Wednesday as part of a program from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The four-time Pro Bowler, who was enshrined into the Hall in 2002, will speak with students about the values that helped him reach such great heights in football.

The event will begin at 11 a.m. CT at the school, which is located at 6835 S. Normal Blvd.

The Heart of a Hall of Famer series, which was started in 2010, hooks up football legends with students to offer a look at “what it took beyond athletic ability for legendary Heroes of the Game to achieve success on and off the field.” Over 90 Hall of Famers have participate in 44 different states, according to a press release.

Hampton, a member of the 1985 Super Bowl-winning team, was drafted by the Bears with the No. 4 overall pick in the 1979 NFL Draft. He became a staple of the team’s strong defenses throughout the ‘80s, including an All-Pro appearance in 1984 after recording a career-high 11.5 sacks.

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