When he was voted into the Hall of Fame, Richard Dent said either his college coach or his daughter would be his presenter at the induction ceremony. The news became official Monday, when it was announced that former Tennessee State coach Joe Gilliam was do the honors.
Dent gives Gilliam credit for developing the football and life skills that made receiving the game’s greatest honor possible.
The induction ceremony will be held Aug. 6 at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The Bears are scheduled to play the St. Louis Rams in the Hall of Fame game the following day, which may be cancelled if the lockout doesn’t end soon.