Richard Dent knew from an early age that his showmanship would shine on the football field. Drafted by the Chicago Bears 203rd overall from Tennessee State in 1983, Dent evolved into one of the NFL’s most feared pass-rushers, finishing his career ranked third overall with 137 ½ sacks and with a Super Bowl XX MVP award on his resume. While he was a kid growing up in Atlanta though, Dent’s siblings had other dreams. They envisioned themselves becoming a southern version of the Jackson 5.
“If you grew up in the ’60s, everybody wanted to be the next Michael Jackson,” he said. “It didn’t happen. I went and cut grass.”