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After 16 highly successful NFL seasons with the Eagles and Broncos, Brian Dawkins has decided he won’t be sticking around for the Peyton Manning era in Denver. Using his Twitter account on Monday morning, Dawkins announced his retirement with a message to the fans that read as follows:
“The Lord has blessed me to play in the NFL for 16 years. I would like to thank the Eagles & the Broncos 4 believing In me. I would like 2 thank all my teammates & Coaches that I have been blessed 2 go to battle with. Along with u, the fans 4 helping make my career 1 that i have enjoyed tremendously. In other words. I am announcing my retirement from the NFL.”
While Dawkins is very old by defensive back standards — he will turn 39 in October — his decision surprises me a little. Having come close to winning a Super Bowl with the Eagles several times but never managing to capture a ring, I would have thought that Dawkins would at least stick around for a season to see if the addition of Manning...
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“Can you feel that? Can you feel this that dog-gone beating in your chest? Can you feel what is about to happen out here on this field man?”
That Brian Dawkins pre-game speech given in the huddle to his then Eagles team mates has been recited by my kid to his teammates before just about every game he has played since 2008.
Brian Dawkins inspired him like so many others to...
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Legendary safety and former Philadephia Eagle Brian Dawkins announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday after 16 seasons in the league.
Dawk made the announcement via Twitter, saying
“The lord has blessed me to play in the NFL for 16 years. I would like to thank the Eagles & the Broncos 4 believing in me. I would like 2 thank all my teammates...
Safety Brian Dawkins has decided to retire, according to the Denver Post.
Dawkins is a nine-time Pro Bowler, and entered the NFL as a second-round draft pick with the Philadelphia Eagles back in 1996. He closes out his stellar career with 37 interceptions, 26 sacks and 28 forced fumbles and will get consideration for the Hall of Fame in the future. He said he has recovered...
(Sports Network) - Brian Dawkins has decided to call it a career after 16 seasons as a safety in the NFL.
Dawkins, who spent 13 years with the Philadelphia Eagles and played his last three seasons with the Denver Broncos, made the announcement on his Twitter feed.
"The Lord has blessed me to play in the NFL for 16 years," Dawkins wrote. "I would like to thank the...
Veteran safety Brian Dawkins announced his retirement from the NFL on his Twitter account on Monday.
"The Lord has blessed me to play in the NFL for 16 years," the 38-year-old Dawkins wrote, as initially reported by the Denver Post.
"I would like to thank the Eagles & the Broncos 4 believing In me. I would like 2 thank all my teammates & Coaches that I have...
One of the most feared and respected men of all-time calls it quits after 16-years in the NFL. Every team he was on, he increased their intensity and what he brought to the game was something that can’t be measured in tackles, sacks or interceptions, but in heart. Not every player in the NFL gives absolutely everything to the game, but Brian Dawkins did.
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The only thing missing was the Super Bowl ring. Brian Dawkins, one of the NFL's best safeties for more than a decade, announced his retirement via Twitter on Monday, ending a successful 16-year career that lacked only a Lombardi Trophy. Dawkins was selected to eight Pro Bowls and was named First-Team All-Pro on four occasions. He spent his first 13 seasons in Philadelphia before...
All-pro veteran safety Brian Dawkins announced via Twitter that he is retiring from the NFL after 16 seasons with the eagles and Bronco: The Lord has blessed me to play in the NFL for 16 years. I would like to thank the Eagles & the Broncos 4 believing In me. I would like 2 thank [...]
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Veteran safety Brian Dawkins is retiring from the NFL after 16 seasons.
Dawkins posted the news on his Twitter account Monday, thanking the teams he played for, his coaches and teammates and fans. Dawkins spent his first 13 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and his last three with the Denver Broncos.
He suffered a serious neck injury in December that...
One of the greats calls it a career.
The greatest Philadelphia Eagle of my lifetime, and maybe arguably the greatest Eagle ever, Brian Dawkins, has retired from the NFL today via Twitter at the age of 38. Not only is the NFL losing a great player, but also a great man and unquestioned leader.
Dawkins was named to several All-Pro teams and the NFL’s All-Decade team...
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Denver Broncos safety Brian Dawkins announced his retirement from the NFL Monday morning. A player of his professional caliber does not leave the league unnoticed, but a person of his character retiring leaves the NFL wanting all the more.
The Broncos and coach John Fox released a statement Monday morning following the news that safety Brian Dawkins has decided...
Dawkins' career ends, but journey to Canton begins.