Brian Dawkins

Defensive Back

Brian Dawkins

16 Seasons
224 Games
9 Pro Bowls
37 Career Interceptions
513 Interception Return Yards
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16

Seasons

224

Games

9

Pro Bowls

37

Career Interceptions

513

Interception Return Yards
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(Clemson)...5'11'', 200...Second round pick (61st overall) by Philadelphia in 1996 … Eagles’ Defensive MVP five times … Helped Eagles to eight playoff appearances … Started in four NFC championship games, one Super Bowl … All-Pro five seasons … Nine Pro Bowls … Voted to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s … Intercepted pass in 15 straight seasons … Recorded 37 career interceptions for 513 yards and 2 touchdowns … Logged 26 career sacks … Born October 13, 1973 in Jacksonville, Florida.

BIO

Brian Dawkins Philadelphia Eagles & Denver Broncos

The Philadelphia Eagles selected Brian Dawkins out of Clemson in the second round, 61st overall, of the 1996 NFL Draft. Over the next 16 seasons, Dawkins exuded excellence on the field as he quickly became one of the most accomplished safeties in the league.

Dawkins started 13 of the 14 games he played in during his rookie season as he became a vital member of the Eagles defense. In his first professional season, he earned 74 tackles (53 solo), three interceptions, one sack, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. He went on to lead Philadelphia in interceptions the following two years (1997-98) and earned a team tackle title in 2002.

From 2001-04, Dawkins led the Eagles defensive that was vital to four NFC championship game appearances. The Eagles fell short each year until 2004 when they blazed through the playoffs and beat the Atlanta Falcons 27-10 in the NFC championship. Philadelphia then faced the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX as Dawkins made his only Super Bowl appearance. 

After 13 seasons with the Eagles and five team Defensive MVP Awards, Dawkins was signed by Denver as an unrestricted free agent shortly after the conclusion of the 2008 season. Dawkins still holds several Eagles team records, including being tied for the most career interceptions (34).

His success continued in Denver. Dawkins posted remarkable stats on the field and he also received the Denver Broncos Ed Block Courage Award in 2009.

In all, Dawkins played 224 career games with the Eagles (1996-2008) and the Broncos (2009-2011). He amassed a total of 1,131 tackles (895 solo), intercepted 37 passes which he returned for 513 yards and two touchdowns, recorded 26 sacks, and made 19 fumble recoveries.

A nine-time Pro Bowler, Dawkins was named All-Pro and All-NFC five times. In addition to being named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s, Dawkins is a member of the Eagles 75th Anniversary Team and the Exclusive NFL Defensive Club (players with at least 35 career interceptions and 20 career sacks).

STATS

Brian Dawkins's Stats

     

Interceptions

Sacks

Year

Team

G

No.

Yds.

Avg.

TD

No.

1996

Philadelphia

14

3

41

14.0

0

1.0

1997

Philadelphia

15

3

76

25.0

1

0.0

1998

Philadelphia

14

2

39

20.0

0

1.0

1999

Philadelphia

16

4

127

32.0

1

1.5

2000

Philadelphia

13

4

62

16.0

0

2.0

2001

Philadelphia

15

2

15

8.0

0

1.5

2002

Philadelphia

16

2

27

14.0

0

3.0

2003

Philadelphia

7

1

0

0.0

0

0.5

2004

Philadelphia

15

4

40

10.0

0

3.0

2005

Philadelphia

16

3

24

8.0

0

3.5

2006

Philadelphia

16

4

38

10.0

0

1.0

2007

Philadelphia

10

1

1

1.0

0

0.0

2008

Philadelphia

16

1

25

25.0

0

3.0

2009

Denver

16

2

0

0.0

0

0.0

2010

Denver

11

1

-2

-2.0

0

2.0

2011

Denver

14

0

0

0.0

0

3.0

Career Total

224

37

513

14.0

2

26.0

 

                       
Additional Career Statistics: Receiving: 1-57, 1TD, Fumble Recovery for TD: 1



CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

Brian Dawkins's Championship Games

2001 NFC – St. Louis Rams 29, Philadelphia Eagles 24

Dawkins started at free safety. He had six tackles and one pass defensed.

2002 NFC – Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27, Philadelphia Eagles 10

Dawkins started at free safety. He had three tackles and three assists.

2003 NFC – Carolina Panthers 14, Philadelphia Eagles 3

Dawkins started at free safety.

2004 NFCPhiladelphia Eagles 27, Atlanta Falcons 10

Dawkins started at free safety. He had one tackle, two passes defensed, one forced fumble, and a interception returned for 19 yards.

Super Bowls

Super Bowl XXXIX – New England Patriots 24, Philadelphia Eagles 21

Dawkins started at free safety. He had four tackles and one assist.



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Brian Dawkins's Career Highlights

All-League Teams

All-Pro: 2001 (AP, PFWA, SN)  ·  2002 (AP, PFWA, SN)  ·  2004 (AP, PFWA, SN)  ·  2006 (AP)  ·  2009 (SN)

All-Pro Second Team: 2009 (AP)

All-NFC: 1999 (PW)  ·  2001 (PW)  ·  2002 (PW)  ·  2004 (PW)  ·  2006 (PW)


Pro Bowls

(9) – 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007* 2009, 2010, 2012

*Did not play


In the NFL Record Book (at time of his retirement following 2011 season)

Pro Bowl Records

  • [Tied for 1st] Most Interceptions, Game – 2 (2000)
  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Interceptions, Career –


Team Records

Eagles records held by Dawkins

(Records through the 2008 season, Dawkin’s final season with Philadelphia)

  • [1st] Most Games Played, Career – 183
  • [Tied for 1st] Most Interceptions, Career – 34
  • [2nd] Most Interception Return Yards, Career – 515
  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Seasons – 13
  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Pro Bowl Selections – 7


Awards and Honors

  • 1999 Philadelpha Eagles Defensive MVP
  • 2002 Philadelpha Eagles Defensive MVP
  • 2004 Philadelpha Eagles Defensive MVP
  • 2006 NFC Defensive Player of the Month (December)
  • 2006 Philadelpha Eagles Defensive MVP
  • 2008 NFC Defensive Player of the Month (December)
  • 2008 Philadelpha Eagles Defensive MVP
  • 2009 Denver Broncos Ed Block Courage Award
  • 2000s All-Decade Team


League/Team Statistical Titles

Team Statistical Championships  

            Interceptions Titles: 1997, 1998

            Tackles Titles: 2002


Year-by-Year Team Records

1996     Philadelphia Eagles.......... 10-6-0   (2nd)

1997     Philadelphia Eagles............. 6-9-1   (3rd)

1998     Philadelphia Eagles............ 3-13-0   (5th)

1999     Philadelphia Eagles............ 5-11-0   (5th)

2000     Philadelphia Eagles.......... 11-5-0   (2nd)

2001     Philadelphia Eagles.......... 11-5-0   (1st)

2002     Philadelphia Eagles.......... 12-4-0   (1st)

2003     Philadelphia Eagles.......... 12-4-0   (1st)

2004     Philadelphia Eagles.......... 13-3-0   (1st)

2005     Philadelphia Eagles............ 6-10-0   (4th)

2006     Philadelphia Eagles.......... 10-6-0   (1st)

2007     Philadelphia Eagles............. 8-8-0   (4th)

2008     Philadelphia Eagles............ 9-6-1   (2nd)

2009     Denver Broncos.................. 8-8-0   (2nd)

2010     Denver Broncos................ 4-12-0   (4th)

2011     Denver Broncos................. 8-8-0   (1st)

(Division Finish in Parentheses)

Qualified for Postseason in Bold

CAREER CAPSULE

Brian Dawkins's Career Capsule

Full Name: Brian Patrick Dawkins

Birthdate: October 13, 1973

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida

High School: William M. Raines (Jacksonville, FL)

Pro Career: 16 seasons, 224 games

Drafted: 2nd round (61st overall) in 1996 by Philadelphia