“Weapon X” is officially one step closer to Canton. Brian Dawkins, in his first year of eligibility, has been named as a finalist for this year’s Hall of Fame nominees.
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) January 4, 2017
In 183 games as an Eagle, Dawkins racked up 34 interceptions and 26 sacks, as well as forcing 36 fumbles and recovering 19. If that wasn’t impressive enough, the leader of the Eagles Defense made six Pro Bowls.
Dawkins was one of four semifinalists in their first year’s to have been voted into the previous stage and has now gone one further, making the final 15.. Arguably the most dominant defensive player to ever put on an Eagles jersey, Dawkins spent 13 seasons in Philadelphia and was always bound to enter the Hall of Fame, but will he join the immortals this year?