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Pitt Stars Curtis Martin And Chris Doleman Look For HOF Invites

Former Pitt greats Curtis Martin and Chris Doleman are hoping to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011.

Next year will be the first that Martin is on the ballot. He is fourth on the all-time rushing list with more than 14,000 career yards. If Martin doesn't get in this time, he should at some point. He wasn't considered as good as Barry Sanders or Emmitt Smith in his time, but he was one of the steadiest rushers of all time and 14,000 yards is too many to ignore.

Doleman has been on the list before, but has been passed up. Like Martin, he also has some eye-popping stats - most notably his 150.5 career sacks, good for fourth all-time. Doleman played in eight Pro Bowls and in 1989, had an unbelivable 21 sacks, tied for the third-highest single season total. He doesn't have the name recognition like other pass rushers in his era, but he, too, has the numbers to get inducted.

Pitt currently has seven players inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame - tied for third all-time with Alabama behind only Notre Dame and USC.