Brian Dawkins named finalist for Pro Football Hall of Fame
The man, the myth, the legend. Brian Dawkins is one step closer to the Hall of Fame.
The 14 other finalists are Jason Taylor, LaDainian Tomlinson, Morten Anderson, Don Coryell, Kurt Warner, Terrell Davis, Isaac Bruce, Tony Boselli, Alan Faneca, Joe Jacoby, Ty Law, John Lynch, Kevin Mawae, and another former Eagle in Terrell Owens.
Dawkins is arguably the greatest player to wear an Eagles uniform. In his 16-year career, Dawkins played in 224 games and recorded 895 tackles, 26 sacks, 36 forced fumbles, 120 passes defensed and 37 interceptions, per Pro Football Reference. Dawkins also became the first player in NFL history to record at least 30 interceptions and 30 forced fumbles during his career.
Dawkins was the voice and leader of the elite Philly defenses that dominated the late 90’s and 2000’s. Without Dawkins, the Eagles don’t win nearly as many games as they did during the Andy Reid era.
Recently, Dawkins was asked how much the fans meant to him. His response was pretty amazing.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 17, 2016
Here’s how it will be determined which players are inducted into the Hall of Fame, via NFL.com:
The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s selection process continues towards its final stages. The 46-person committee will gather for the annual selection meeting held the day before Super Bowl LI to discuss and debate the merits of the 18 finalists and then determine the newest class of enshrinees.
More from Inside the Iggles
- Nine Philadelphia Eagles to enter free agency on March 9th10m ago
- Philadelphia Eagles 2016 season rookie review8h ago
- 5 New year’s resolutions the Eagles should have for 201712h ago
- Just in case you missed it: Carson Wentz sets an NFL record1 d ago
- Eagles must make it their mission to draft Corey Davis1 d ago