Brian Dawkins

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Brian Patrick Dawkins (born October 13, 1973), nicknamed Weapon X,is a former American football saftey who played in the National Football League(NFL) for sixteen seasons. He played college football for Clemson University. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 1996 NFL Draft, and played thirteen seasons for Philadelphia. Dawkins played his final three seasons for the Denver Broncos.

A nine-time Pro Bowl selection, Dawkins is a member of the Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team, the NFL 2000's All-Decade Teamand the 20/20 Club (20 sacks, 20 interceptions). Dawkins will be eligible for induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017.

His NFL career

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 starting free safety, Remaining in that position throughout his 13-year career in Philadelphia. In 1996, he started 13 of the 14 games he played in, recording 75 tackles, a sack, and three interceptions. Dawkins' rookie season would also see the squad of him, Bobby Taylor, and Troy Vincent form in the Eagles secondary that formed the core of the Eagles defense through 2003, and was instrumental in placing the Eagles among the best defenses in the league.

Dawkins made his first of nine Pro Bowls in 1999, earning a reputation as a hard-hitting Ball-hawk with the nickname "Weapon X," a codename of Marvel character Wolverine, the comic book superhero known for relentless aggression. His emergence as one of the premier safeties in the NFL earned him the role of Eagles' defensive captain, and a mainstay on the Eagles.

Dawkins before a 2007 Eagles game.

In 2002 in a game versus the Houston Texans he became the first player in NFL history to record a sack, an interception, forced fumble, and touch down reception in a single game. This performance, as well as his consistent Pro Bowl-caliber play, earned him a seven-year contract extension at the conclusion of the 2002 season.

In 2004, after three consecutive NFC Championship defeats, the Eagles finally advanced to the Super Bowl with a win over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game. Dawkins played a huge role in the Eagles winning that game, as he intercepted a Michael Vick pass and laid a bone-jarring hit on Falcons tight end Alge Crumpler. The Eagles ultimately would lose to the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, 24-21. It was Dawkins' first, and only Super Bowl appearance.

During the 2008 season, he became the tenth member of the 20/20 Club and broke the Eagles record for games played surpassing Harold Carmichael who had 180. The 2008 season was a memorable one for Dawkins and the Eagles, as the 5-5-1 team went on a 4-1 surge to make an improbable run to the NFC Championship game where they lost to the Arizona Cardinals, in what turned out to be Dawkins' final game as an Eagle. He is also a member of the 30/30 club of players who have at least 30 interceptions and 30 forced fumbles. He and Charles Tillman are the only players to record at least 35 of each. (Forced Fumbles have only been a recorded stat since 1991)

He finished his career with the Eagles starting 182 of 183 games, recording 898 tackles, 34 interceptions, 32 forced fumbles, and 21 sacks.On February 28, 2009, Dawkins signed a five-year, $17 million contract with the Denver Broncos. He joined another teammate, Correl Buckhalter,, who also signed with the Broncos. The contract included $7.2 million guaranteed and a termination clause that permitted Dawkins to opt out of the contract after two years and receive an extra $1.8 million, virtually making the contract for two years and $9 million. Dawkins could have also earned an additional $10 million in performance incentives.

Brian Dawkins in 2009 with the Broncos.

On December 29, 2009, the NFL announced that Dawkins was the starter of the AFC Pro Bowl team as a strong safety. Dawkins played in 16 of 16 games for the 2009 Broncos. He totaled 116 tackles and 2 interceptions.

In the following two seasons, injuries hampered Dawkins. In 2010, he compiled 66 tackles and 2 interceptions while only playing in 11 games. Dawkins played in 14 games the following 2011 season, compiling just 38 tackles in limited snaps. He was voted into the 2012 AFC Pro Bowl team as the team's starting strong safety, after an injury to Troy Polomalu pulled him from attending.

Before the NFL


Dawkins attended Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. A three-year starter at free safety for the Clemson Tigers football team, he finished his career with 247 tackles and 11 interceptions. He received first-team All-ACC Honors in 1995 and was selected by the Associated Press and Sporting News as a second-team All-American 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 1996 and was selected to their Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009. On January 11, 2013, Clemson University established the Brian Dawkins Lifetime Achievement Award to annually honor a former Clemson player for their performance on the field, contributions in leadership and community service.

His real life

In an interview, Dawkins talked about getting married: "I went to college at Clemson, and she (Connie) transferred there my second year, after one year at Jacksonville University. The night before going back to school our junior year, I asked her to marry me. Her grandfather gave us $100. $59 for my ring and $41 for hers–and we eloped. We went to the Justice of the Peace."

In early 2007, Dawkins and his wife had twin daughters, Chonni and Cionni. Both daughters were born two months premature, but are currently healthy. Dawkins, with his wife, Connie, also have two other children, Brian Jr. and Brionni.

After eloping in 1994, the couple had a wedding ceremony with family and friends at the Palm Beech Breakers Hotel in July 2009.

While with the Eagles, Dawkins had been a resident of Voorhees Township, New Jersey, but put his house there up for sale after joining the Broncos.

After Dawkins signed with the Broncos in 2009, Dan Leone, an Eagles employee who was a gate chief at Lincon Financial Field was fired by the Eagles after Leone posted messages on his Facebook page expressing his disappointment in the team. Dawkins announced that he would give his two allotted game tickets for the 2009 Eagles-Broncos game to Leone, saying, "I felt it would be a good thing, to reach out to that individual and just let him know how much I appreciate it."

Dawkins' nephew, Dalyn Dawkins, played running back for Purdue Universityand now plays for Colorado State University.

In 2014, Dawkins joined ESPN as an NFL analyst.

Brian Dawkins - The Wolverine

3 people related to him

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Someone related to him, kam chancellor

Chancellor was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks early in the 5th round with the 133rd overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. Chancellor did not start a game in his rookie season, though he got playing time in all 16 games.

Chancellor began the 2011 season as the team's starting strong safety, replacing recently unsigned veteran Lawyer Milloy on the depth chart. Chancellor had a very strong season, coming in second on the team in both tackles and interceptions. As a result, he was added to the 2012 Pro Bowl roster, replacing San Fransisco 49er Dashon Goldson.

The 2012 season saw Chancellor as the incumbent starting strong safety, and he started all 16 games. He did not record any sacks or interceptions for the season, though he did have a career high 101 tackles.

In April 2013 Chancellor agreed to a four-year extension worth up to $28 million with the Seahawks, placing him under contract through 2017.

On February 2, 2014, the Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos 43-8. Chancellor recorded an interception and 9 tackles during the game.

At the start of the 2014 season, Chancellor was named a team captain, joining Russel Wilson, Jon Ryan, and Steven Haushka as the Seattle Seahawks four team captains. On September 21, 2014, in a Super Bowl rematch with the Denver Broncos, Chancellor recorded 9 tackles, an interception, a forced fumble and 2 pass defended in a 26-20 victory, winning the NFC Defensive Player of the Week Award. At the end of the regular season he was selected for the Third Pro Bowl of his career and voted in the Second-Team All-Pro by the Associated Press.

In the Seahawks' divisional round game against the Carolina Panthers, Chancellor had a career game in which he recorded nine solo tackles, two assists, and an interception returned 90 yards for a touchdown. It was his third straight postseason game with an interception. Chancellor also vaulted the Panthers' offensive line twice in attempt to block a field goal at the end of the half, though neither attempt counted due to penalties. In Super Bowl XLIX, Chancellor recorded 10 tackles as the Seahawks failed to repeat as Super Bowl champions. They fell to the New EnglandPatriots 28-24.

One year into his 4-year extension, Chancellor requested a new contract. As of September 14, 2015, there had been no new contract talks between Chancellor and the Seahawks. Chancellor missed the opening game of the 2015 NFL season, a 34-31 overtime loss to the St. Louis Rams. Chancellor returned to the 0-2 Seahawks in Week 3. The Seahawks went 10-4 since Chancellor's return. For his play in the 2015 season, he earned a trip to the 2016 Pro Bowl.

In the Wild Card round of the postseason for the 2015 season, Kam Chancellor would force a 4th quarter fumble of Adrian Petersonin a game against the Minnesota Vikings. The Seahawks would recover, and ultimately kick a field goal on the subsequent drive, giving the Seahawks a 10-9 lead, which would end up being the final score of the game. The Seahawks went on to lose in the Divisional round to the Panthers 31-24.

Kam Chancellor - Bam Bam

Ed reed

Edward Earl "Ed" Reed, Jr. (born September 11, 1978) is a former American football safety, who is currently the assistant defensive backs coach for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Miami , where he was a two-time consensus All-American. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2002 draft and played eleven seasons for the Ravens before signing with the Texans, and later the Jets in 2013. He finished his career with the Baltimore Ravens, signing a one-day contract on May 7, 2015.

During his playing career, Reed was selected to nine total Pro bowls, was the 2004 Nfl defensive player of the year award winner, and has an NFL record for the two longest interception returns (106 yards in 2004 and 108 yards in 2008). He also holds the all-time NFL record for interception return yards, currently with 1,590, and postseason interceptions (9, tied with three other players). His 64 regular season interceptions ranked him 6th on the NFL's all time leader list at the time of his retirement. Reed is considered to be one of the greatest safeties in NFL history, and was often referred to as a "ball hawk" during his prime. Reed was best known for studying film to memorize opposing teams' tendencies, as well as his ability to lure quarterbacks into throwing interceptions.

Ed Reed - Retirement Tribute

Sean Taylor facts

Sean Michael Maurice Taylor (April 1, 1983 – November 27, 2007) was an American football player who was a free safety for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL) for four seasons. He played college for the University of Miami, was a member of the Hurricanes' 2001 BCS National Championship team, and earned unanimous All-American honors. The Washington Redskins chose Taylor with the fifth overall pick of the 2004 NFL Draft. Due to his ferocious hits, several of his Redskins teammates nicknamed him "Meast," a portmanteau word from the expression "half man, half beast."

Taylor died at the age of 24 on November 27, 2007, from critical injuries from a gunshot by intruders at his Miami area home.His death led to an outpouring of national support and sympathy, especially in the Washinton, D.C. area, where Taylor had been a fan favorite as a Redskin, and the Miami area, where Taylor had starred for the Miami Hurricanes, after leading Gulliver Prep to a Florida state high school championship and setting a state record for most touchdowns in a season (44).

Tight end Chris Cooley, tackle Chris Sammuels, and long snapper Ethan Albright and Taylor at the 2008 Pro Bowl by wearing his number 21 rather than their usual numbers. To honor Taylor in the first game following his death, the Redskins defense lined up ten players on the field against the Buffalo Bills leaving Taylor's traditional position of free safety vacant for the first defensive play.

Sean Taylor - Gone But Not Forgotten

Some facts about all these dudes

Kam Chancellor, Ed Reed, Sean Taylor, and Brian Dawkins are all safety's and are hard hitting and intercepting safety's and are all good and all are going to the hall of fame. Kam chancellor injured 8 people in 5 games and he intercepts the ball and is a big part of seattles team. Ed reed was a hard hitting safety like all of them and intercepts the ball a lot but sadly retired. Sean Taylor died, when someone shot him and took all his stuff and he was a great player and when he rides he died with a record of the most interceptions. Finally Brian Dawkins the best of them all, one of the best safety's ever. He intercepts the ball a lot and causes people to get serious injuries. Outside the field he has never done anything bad, never went to jail, he went to church everyday it was open and when he had the time. He played like he was a bad person because he hurt people with his hits, but no. He plays hard on the field because his favorite superhero is wolverine who is aggressive and he plays like the wolverine, aggressive. Otherwise he is a great person and player.