Hampton played college football at Arkansas and was drafted in the first round of the 1979 NFL Draft by the Bears. He was selected to four Pro Bowls and was a key defensive member of the Bears' Super Bowl XX win against the New England Patriots in 1985. Hampton was a versatile defensive lineman, making All-Pro at both defensive end and defensive tackle. In all, Hampton was 1st or 2nd team All-Pro in 1980, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, and 1988.
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FAN PAYOFF: Details on how to win will be revealed over the course of the season at www.fanschoice.com, but ultimately one lucky fan will earn the opportunity to announce the Fan's Choice Class of 2011 alongside Steve Young in Dallas.
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