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Brian Dawkins Career NFL Stats 1996-2011
G
SOLOTKL
AST TKL
COMB TKL
SACKS
INT
INT TD
FF
FR
FRTD
224
911
236
1,147
26.0
37
2
36
19
1

 

 

 

Brian Dawkins Childhood

Brian Patrick Dawkins was born on October 13, 1973 in Jacksonville, FL. He is the son of Patricia and Ralph Dawkins. From an early age, Dawkins showed his potential. He played Pop Warner football where he channeled his aggressiveness after being switched to a position he didn’t like. That same trait made him one of the best and most feared safeties in the 2000s.

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Dawkins High School Stats and Awards

Dawkins attended Raines Senior High School. He was a two sport star in football and basketball. He led his high school basketball team to a state title. However he would choose football as his career path and accepted a college scholarship from Clemson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Dawkins College Stats and Notes

Dawkins played for Clemson from 1993-95. He had 247 tackles, 11 INTs and took one back for a score during his college career. The Tigers made two bowl game appearances with Dawkins on the team.  Dawkins was a First Team All-ACC and a Second Team All-American selection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards and Achievements
MVP
All-Pro

1st Team: 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006

2nd Team: 2009

Pro Bowl Selections
1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006 2008, 2009, 2011
Defensive Player of the Year Award
Achievements

Member of 2000s All-Decade Team

 

Brian Dawkins NFL Career Stats and Notes

Dawkins was selected with the 61st pick in the 1996 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. He played 13 years with the Eagles, helping them reach Super Bowl XXXIX. After the 2008 season, the veteran headed to Colorado and signed with the Denver Broncos. He finished his career in the Mile High City, retiring after three seasons. The nine-time safety was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Dawkins NFL Record-Setting Game in 2002

In 2002, Dawkins and the Philadelphia Eagles faced off against the Houston Texans, a team that was in its first season in the NFL. The Eagles were heavy favorites and won the game handily 35-17. Dawkins made NFL history in this game.

Known as 'Weapon X', the hard-hitting safety was everywhere on the field making plays on defense and special teams. He became the first player to have an interception, force a fumble, record a sack and score a receiving TD on a fake punt in the same game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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