IT’S OFFICIAL. WEAPON X IS GOING TO BE A HALL OF FAMER. Reports began to surface earlier this evening and now it’s set in stone. Brian Dawkins will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, Class of 2018.
Hall of Fame, Class of 2018: Randy Moss, Brian Urlacher, Ray Lewis, Brian Dawkins, Terrell Owens, Jerry Kramer, Robert Brazile and Bobby Beathard.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 3, 2018
It’s been a long time coming. In his second year of eligibility, Dawkins has received the respect he so beautifully deserves. A golden jacket and immortality.
In 183 games as an Eagle, Brian 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. He is still the only player in NFL history to attain 25 sacks, interceptions and fumbles during his career.
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. In 2017, that has finally become a reality.