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Brian Dawkins

Brian Patrick Dawkins (born October 13, 1973 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American football safety for the Denver Broncos of the National Football ... More »Brian Patrick Dawkins (born October 13, 1973 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American football safety for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 1996 NFL Draft. He played college football at Clemson. An eight-time Pro Bowl selection, Dawkins is a member of the Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team, the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team and the 20/20 Club (20 sacks, 20 interceptions). A three-year starter at free safety for Clemson University, Dawkins finished his career with 247 tackles and 11 interceptions. He was a 2nd team All-American selection as a senior when his team-high six interceptions tied him for the conference lead. He was named the first-team strong safety on Clemson's all-centennial team in 1995 and was selected to their Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009. Dawkins was drafted in the second round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. As a rookie in 1996, he replaced Eric Zomalt as the... [ Wikipedia ]

Brian Dawkins on why the Eagles released DeSean Jackson

ESPN analyst and former Eagles safety Brian Dawkins appeared on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia on Wednesday to discuss the Redskins’ signing of DeSean Jackson. Host Mike Missanelli opened the segment by asking Dawkins about the Eagles’ decision to release Jackson amid a report ...

Picture This: Dawkins At The Super Bowl

I was getting sideline portraits of head coach Andy Reid, quarterback Donovan McNabb, running back Brian Westbrook and safety Brian Dawkins. The light from the upper deck of ALLTEL Stadium was going to cause an issue when I turned to take a picture of Dawkins. I lined it up so the ...

Former Broncos safety Dawkins tells team to savor Super Bowl

ENGLEWOOD, Colorado — The Broncos got a special message from a former player on Friday when Brian Dawkins spoke to the team on the field after practice, delivering some Super Bowl-week advice. “I spoke just from my experience of going to the Super Bowl the time that I went [in 2004 with ...

Dawkins To MC McNabb Ceremony

Brian Dawkins, the leader of the defense during the McNabb era of Eagles football, will MC the halftime ceremony during tonight’s Eagles vs. Chiefs game, according to the Eagles official website. If anyone in the crowd had thoughts of booing McNabb, as some have promised, it will be much ...

Louisville Safety Pryor: ‘I Would Love To Be In Philadelphia, Playing For The Eagles’

He’s very relaxed, but at the same time I can look in his eyes and tell he’s a winner at heart.” When you mention the safety position and Philadelphia, it’s hard not to think of the franchise’s best player at the position; Brian Dawkins. As it turns out, Dawkins was a favorite of ...

How Will Philadelphia Eagles' Free-Agency Approach Affect Their Draft?

The franchise hasn't had a Pro Bowl safety since Quintin Mikell left following the 2010 season, but it was Brian Dawkins heading to Denver that really set the Eagles back. Not only has Roseman come nowhere near replacing Dawkins as a player, but Dawkins’ leadership and ...

Shannon Sharpe: NFL should ban Richie Incognito, send 'strongest of messages'

" NFLPA executive board member and former Philadelphia Eagles and Denver Broncos safety Brian Dawkins asked aloud in a conversation with USA TODAY Sports. "The NFL workplace should be a place you can go into and you can have success. The pressures on the field are great enough on ...

Champ Bailey finally getting chance to play in Super Bowl

" The Broncos received a visit from Brian Dawkins, a former Bronco, who spoke to the team and offered them advice on playing in the Super Bowl based off his experience in Super Bowl XXXIX, when his Eagles lost to the Patriots 24-21. "I didn't enjoy the Super Bowl," Dawkins said. ...

Donovan McNabb Retires An Eagle, #5 To Be Retired

Jeffrey Lurie, Briant Westbrook and Brian Dawkins had just spoken, all very highly of the former Eagles quarterback. Lurie announced that McNabb’s #5 would be retired during a September 19th ceremony at Lincoln Financial Field. He couldn’t hold the tears back for long. “Special day...

Putting an End to "Next Dawkins"

If you could choose to turn one Eagles player into a robot so they could maintain their skills and play forever, how would you not choose Brian Dawkins? There hasn't been a Philadelphia sports athlete more revered and missed than Eagles safety Brian Dawkins. Or at least that's the ...

Dawkins to emcee McNabb/Reid event

Fortunately, former Eagle and Philadelphia area-license to kill-carrier Brian Dawkins will be around to tame the boos. + I don’t want to blow anybody’s minds, but a recent poll indicated the amount of affection Eagles fans have for both Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb, and apparently, it is ...

Remembering the real McNabb

When you get past the what-iffery and the if-onlies, the soaring seasons and the crash landings, the real conflicts and the surreal controversies, what you're left with is what Brian Dawkins said Monday. "I just so happen to be a guy that was here in Philadelphia before Donovan got ...

Carl Banks says don't compare Jadeveon Clowney to Lawrence Taylor

Brian Dawkins discusses comments made by former Giant Carl Banks indicating that it is very premature to compare Jadeveon Clowney to Lawrence Taylor.Tags: Jadeveon Clowney, Carl Banks, Lawrence Taylor, Brian Dawkins, NFL draft The NFL Live crew breaks down Eli Manning's surgery...

News, Notes And A Super Pick

It has to be Brian Dawkins, right? I understand that it's tough for safeties to make it to Canton, Ohio, but Dawkins helped change the position and he was as accomplished as any safety in the history of the game. Dawkins and then ... who? ...

Dawkins' imprint remains strong with Broncos

"Brian Dawkins - one thing about him: He worked hard every day," Bailey said. "I already knew how to practice hard, but when I see a guy older than me and he's practicing harder than me, it elevated my game a little bit more.. .. I didn't want him to outwork me. And he did it every day. ...

Philadelphia Eagles set crowd record at practice as estimated 30,000 show

Hall of Famer Tommy McDonald, Donovan McNabb, Brian Dawkins, Brian Westbrook and Mike Quick were among the former Eagles in attendance. McNabb, who will officially retire as an Eagle on Monday, drew the loudest cheers, slightly edging Dawkins. That was surprising considering ...

Brian Dawkins says DeSean Jackson needs to 'look in the mirror'

Now that Jackson is a free agent looking for a team, former Eagles safety Brian Dawkins offered Jackson some advice while speaking Tuesday on ESPN's SportsCenter: "Is there someone in his corner that can tell him what he needs to hear? " Dawkins asked. Dawkins, who was a ...

Eagles' Allen: Such a boar

That Nate Allen would be the worst possible replacement for Brian Dawkins, who shared his demons with the proletariat, who emoted on every play, who criticized his teammates and himself. The Golden Child could not survive at safety in Philadelphia. A second-round pick in 2010, Allen has ...

Eagles legend Brian Dawkins to emcee Donovan McNabb's jersey retirement on Thursday night

Donovan McNabb and Brian Dawkins were the offensive and defensive leaders on great Eagles teams. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek) Two of Brian Dawkins' favorite people will be in the building Thursday night when the Eagles host the Chiefs. His former coach, Andy Reid, will be facing off ...

Fan is seriously committed to his Brian Dawkins tattoo

One fan in Minnesota is really, really dedicated to Brian Dawkins. So much so that he broke a nine-month Twitter hiatus to tweet a photo of this insane tattoo to Dawkins. — Brian Dawkins (@BrianDawkins) September 9, 2013. Any commercial use or distribution without the ...

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