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Brian Dawkins
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Height:
6-0
Weight:
210
College:
Clemson
Hometown:
Jacksonville, Fla.
Experience:
16
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 224 778 624 154 26 0 98 37 2 513 -- 67
2011 DEN 14 51 38 13 3 -- 6 -- -- -- -- --
2010 DEN 11 66 55 11 2 -- 5 1 0 -2 -2 -2
2009 DEN 16 116 95 21 0 -- 11 2 0 0 -- 0
2008 PHI 16 75 64 11 3 -- 6 1 0 25 25 25
2007 PHI 10 37 28 9 0 -- 6 1 0 1 1 1
2006 PHI 16 93 71 22 1 -- 9 4 0 38 9.5 38
2005 PHI 16 77 66 11 3.5 -- 19 3 0 24 8 24
2004 PHI 15 69 61 8 3 -- 8 4 0 40 10 32
2003 PHI 7 35 28 7 0.5 -- 5 1 0 0 -- 0
2002 PHI 16 91 62 29 3 0 9 2 0 27 13.5 27
2001 PHI 15 68 56 12 1.5 0 14 2 0 15 7.5 15
2000 PHI 13 -- -- -- 2 -- 0 4 0 62 15.5 32
1999 PHI 16 -- -- -- 1.5 0 0 4 1 127 31.8 67
1998 PHI 14 -- -- -- 1 -- 0 2 0 39 19.5 30
1997 PHI 15 -- -- -- 0 0 0 3 1 76 25.3 64
1996 PHI 14 -- -- -- 1 -- 0 3 0 41 13.7 30
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 224 1 57 57 0.3 57 1 1 1 1 0
2011 DEN 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 DEN 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 DEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 PHI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 PHI 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 PHI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 PHI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 PHI 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 PHI 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2002 PHI 16 1 57 57 3.6 57T 1 1 1 1 0
2001 PHI 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2000 PHI 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1999 PHI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1998 PHI 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1997 PHI 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1996 PHI 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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DAWKINS AT A GLANCE:
• A 16th-year player who is one of the most accomplished safeties in NFL history, earning a spot on the NFL All-Decade Team (2000s) and tying for the third most Pro Bowl selections (8) at the safety position in league annals.
• Named a Pro Bowl starter in his first year with the Broncos in 2009 after joining the club as an unrestricted free agent following 13 years with the Eagles.
• Received Pro Bowl honors during five of the last seven seasons and has been honored as a first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press four times for his career.
• Recorded at least one interception in every year as a pro as one of just six players in NFL history to post an interception in 15 consecutive seasons.
• Finished his Eagles career as the franchise’s all-time leader in regular-season games played (183), postseason starts (18) and overall wins (109) while tying for the club lead in interceptions (34).
• Owns 37 career interceptions and 23 sacks as one of only five players in NFL history with at least 35 interceptions and 20 sacks for his career.
• Ranks fourth in league annals in career sacks (23) by a defensive back.
• Averaged nearly 100 tackles (98.4) a year for his career and owns seven 100-tackle seasons, including a personal-best 155 tackles for the Eagles in 2006 and 116 stops with the Broncos in 2009.
• Started every game he played since Week 2 of his rookie season in 1996 and has started all 16 games during four of the last six years as well as six times for his career.
• Named his conference’s Defensive Player of the Month twice (December 2006 and ‘08) and owns three conference Defensive Player of the Week accolades for his career.
• Earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors three times at Clemson University, where he was a three-year starter for the Tigers who was elected to the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009.
• Joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent on Feb. 28, 2009.
• Selected by Philadelphia in the second round (61st overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft.

DAWKINS AT A GLANCE:
• A 16th-year player who is one of the most accomplished safeties in NFL history, earning a spot on the NFL All-Decade Team (2000s) and tying for the third most Pro Bowl selections (8) at the safety position in league annals.
• Named a Pro Bowl starter in his first year with the Broncos in 2009 after joining the club as an unrestricted free agent following 13 years with the Eagles.
• Received Pro Bowl honors during five of the last seven seasons and has been honored as a first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press four times for his career.
• Recorded at least one interception in every year as a pro as one of just six players in NFL history to post an interception in 15 consecutive seasons.
• Finished his Eagles career as the franchise’s all-time leader in regular-season games played (183), postseason starts (18) and overall wins (109) while tying for the club lead in interceptions (34).
• Owns 37 career interceptions and 23 sacks as one of only five players in NFL history with at least 35 interceptions and 20 sacks for his career.
• Ranks fourth in league annals in career sacks (23) by a defensive back.
• Averaged nearly 100 tackles (98.4) a year for his career and owns seven 100-tackle seasons, including a personal-best 155 tackles for the Eagles in 2006 and 116 stops with the Broncos in 2009.
• Started every game he played since Week 2 of his rookie season in 1996 and has started all 16 games during four of the last six years as well as six times for his career.
• Named his conference’s Defensive Player of the Month twice (December 2006 and ‘08) and owns three conference Defensive Player of the Week accolades for his career.
• Earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors three times at Clemson University, where he was a three-year starter for the Tigers who was elected to the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009.
• Joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent on Feb. 28, 2009.
• Selected by Philadelphia in the second round (61st overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Philadelphia as a draft choice 7/18/96; Signed by Denver as an unrestricted free agent Denver 2/28/09.

Quickly: Dawkins’ six pass breakups this season lead the team. He is a 16th-year player who is one of the most accomplished safeties in NFL history, earning a spot on the NFL All-Decade Team (2000s) and tying for the third most Pro Bowl selections (8) at the safety position in league annals. He was named a Pro Bowl starter in his first year with the Broncos in 2009 after joining the club as an unrestricted free agent following 13 years with the Eagles. He received Pro Bowl honors during five of the last seven seasons and has been honored as a first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press four times for his career. He recorded at least one interception in every year as a pro as one of just six players in NFL history to post an interception in 15 consecutive seasons.

2011 Season Highlights:

  • vs. Oakland (9/12): Led the team with nine tackles, including a tackle for loss... Registered two third down stops, including standing up Oakland tight end Brandon Meyers well shy of a first down on third and 13.
  • vs. Cincinnati (9/18): Recorded 4 total tackles and broke up one pass.
  • at Green Bay (10/2): Had a tackle for loss on a fourth down in the first quarter that ended Green Bay’s first offensive drive.
  • vs. San Diego (10/9): Had two pass break ups.
  • at Miami (10/23): Recorded his 24th and 25th career sacks to tie S Carnell Lake (1989-2001) for the third-most sacks by a defensive back since the stat was tracked beginning in 1982... Marked his second career multi-sack game with the other coming on Nov. 9, 2000 vs. Arizona... Added another QB hit to his stat line.
  • vs. Detroit (10/30): Had a pass break up on a second down that helped limit the drive and force the Lions to punt.
  • at Oakland (11/6): Had a pass breakup.
  • at San Diego (11/27): Had a QB hit on a third down in the fourth quarter that forced an incomplete pass by QB Philip Rivers, which forced the Chargers to punt the ball away, and the Broncos tied the game in the following drive to send the game into overtime.
  • at Minnesota (12/4): Recorded strip sack in the first quarter crediting him with a career-high 24 sack yards... Had his seventh pass breakup this season.
  • vs. Chicago (12/11): Had three tackles including one for a loss on the Bears first offensive play of the game.

2010: Dawkins, who was voted a team captain, played 11 games (11 starts) and ranked third on the club with 66 tackles (55 solo) to go along with two sacks (12 yds.), one interception (-2 yds.), five passes defensed and two forced fumbles... Became one of only six players in NFL history to record an interception in 15 consecutive seasons... Played his 200th career game at Jac. (9/12) in his hometown... Inactive for five games due to injury.

2009: Dawkins, in his first year with the Broncos, was voted a team captain and was selected to his eighth Pro Bowl (starter) to tie for third-highest such total at the safety position in NFL history... Started all 16 games and comfinished second on the club with 116 tackles (95 solo) while adding two interceptions, 10 pass breakups, three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble... Named the Broncos’ recipient of their Ed Block Courage Award... Was
one of three safeties in the AFC (Baltimore’s Ed Reed and Houston’s Bernard Pollard) with multiple interceptions and multiple fumble recoveries... Tied for second in Broncos history in fumble recoveries by a safety for a season... Started all 16 games for the sixth time in his career and registered his seventh-career 100-tackle effort... Helped Denver rank third in the league in passing yards per game allowed (186.3)... Intercepted Peyton Manning
twice at Ind. (12/13)... Led the Broncos with eight tackles at Phi. (12/27) in his first game against the Eagles.

2008: Dawkins earned his seventh career trip to the Pro Bowl, starting all 16 games for the fifth time in his career and ranking third on the Eagles with 142 tackles (96 solo)... Added three sacks (22 yds.), one interception (25 yds.), 14 pass breakups, six forced fumbles and one fumble recovery... Had 27 tackles (20 solo), one sack (11 yds.), three pass breakups and one forced fumble in three playoff starts, helping the Eagles advance to the NFC Championship Game for the fifth time in his career... Named NFC Defensive Player of the Month for December after posting 36 tackles, two forced fumbles and one sack to help lead the Eagles to a 3-1 record while limiting opponents to 40 points for the month... Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week vs. Pit. (9/21) after posting 10 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery... Tied Eric Allen and Bill Bradley for the Eagles’ all-time record in interceptions with his 34th career interception off a Kurt Warner pass vs. Ari.
(11/27)... Became the Eagles’ all-time leader in games played when he overtook wide receiver Harold Carmichael (181) vs. Cle. (12/15).

2007: Dawkins started all 10 games played for Philadelphia, compiling 51 tackles (29 solo), one interception (1 yd.) and eight pass breakups... Named the starting free safety on the Eagles’ 75th Anniversary team as voted on by fans... Missed Games 3-7 with a neck injury... Intercepted a pass at Dal. (12/16).

2006: Dawkins started all 16 games for the Eagles for the second year in a row, totaling a career-high 155 tackles (111 solo) while matching his career high with four interceptions (38 yds.) to earn his sixth trip to the Pro Bowl... Led the club with 14 pass breakups and five
forced fumbles while adding one sack (9 yds.)... Made 13 tackles (10 solo) and broke up one pass in two postseason starts... Earned first-team All-Pro recognition from the Associated Press and USA Today Weekly while collecting All-NFC accolades from Pro Football Weekly... Named to Vic Carucci’s All-Interview team for NFL.com... Selected as NFC Defensive Player of the Month for December after posting 48 tackles, three interceptions, two forced fumbles, six pass breakups and one sack to help the Eagles go 5-0 and clinch the NFC East that month... Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week after posting 16 tackles, one interception and two forced fumbles at NYG (12/17).

2005: Dawkins earned his fifth career trip to the Pro Bowl for Philadelphia, totaling 125 tackles (75 solo), three interceptions (24 yds.), 3.5 sacks (26 yds.), 15 pass breakups, five forced fumbles and one fumble recovery... Was one of five players in the NFL with at least three sacks and three interceptions... His 15 pass breakups marked his second-best season total... Notched his third career 16-start campaign.

2004: Dawkins started all 15 games played for Philadelphia, earning his fourth career Pro Bowl selection after totaling 95 tackles (60 solo) and three sacks (15 yds.) while tying his personal best with four interceptions (40 yds.)... Added nine pass breakups, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery... Started all three playoff games, including Super Bowl XXXIX vs. N.E. (2/6), and had 12 tackles (11 solo), one interception (19 yds.), one sack (12 yds.), two pass breakups and two forced fumbles... Chosen by his teammates as the team’s defensive MVP while earning first-team All-Pro recognition from the Associated Press, College and Pro Football Newsweekly, The Sporting News, Pro Football Weekly and Football Digest in addition to collecting All-NFL and All-NFC honors from Pro Football Weekly... Was one of only four players in the NFL to record at least three sacks and three interceptions during the season.

2003: Dawkins was limited to seven games (all starts) for the Eagles due to a Lis Franc sprain... Contributed 51 tackles (32 solo), one interception (0 yds.), 0.5 sacks (5.5 yds.), five pass breakups and two forced fumbles... Inactive for Games 2-9 due to his Lis Franc sprain... Started both postseason games, totaling eight tackles (all solo) and one interception (35 yds.).

2002: Selected to his third career Pro Bowl, Dawkins started all 16 games for Philadelphia, totaling 131 tackles (78 solo), two interceptions (27 yds.) and three sacks (27 yds.)... Added 10 pass breakups, seven forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries... Earned first-team All-Pro honors from the Associated Press, Football Digest, Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, College and Pro Football Newsweekly and USA Today Sports Weekly... Selected by his teammates as the Eagles’ defensive MVP... Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week after becoming the first player in NFL history to record a sack, interception, fumble recovery and touchdown reception in a single game vs. Hou. (9/29).

2001: Dawkins earned his second career Pro Bowl selection after registering his second 100-tackle season with 106 stops (55 solo), two interceptions (15 yds.) and 1.5 sacks (11 yds.) in 15 starts for Philadelphia... Named a first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press... Added 13 pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles... Started all three playoff games, totaling 13 tackles (12 solo), one interception (0 yds.) and three pass breakups... Scored on a 49-yard fumble return for a touchdown vs. S.D. (12/9).

2000: Named a Pro Bowl alternate, Dawkins started all 13 games played for Philadelphia and had 94 tackles (54 solo), four interceptions (62 yds.) and two sacks (18 yds.)... Added 10 pass breakups and one fumble recovery... Had five tackles (3 solo) in a pair of postseason starts... Missed Games 4-6 while recovering from appendectomy surgery.

1999: Dawkins earned his first career Pro Bowl selection, starting all 16 games for the Eagles and totaling 103 tackles (77 solo), four interceptions (127 yds.) and a career-best 22 pass breakups... Also had 1.5 sacks (23.5 yds.), six forced fumbles (team high) and two fumble recoveries... Received second-team All-Pro honors from the Associated Press... Tied a Pro Bowl record with two interceptions in the NFL’s annual all-star game... Scored on a 67-yard interception return at Mia. (10/24).

1998: Dawkins started all 14 games played for the Eagles, ranking second among the team’s defensive backs with 92 tackles (66 solo)... Had two interceptions (39 yds.), one sack (10 yds.), eight pass breakups, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery... Missed Games 7-8 with an ankle injury.

1997: Dawkins started all 15 games played for the Eagles, registering 75 tackles (62 solo) while tying for the team lead with three interceptions (76 yds.) among 11 pass breakups... Scored his first career touchdown on a 64-yard interception return vs. NYG (12/7).

1996: Selected by Philadelphia in the second round (61st overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft, Dawkins totaled 74 tackles (53 solo), three interceptions (41 yds.), one sack (10 yds.), nine pass breakups, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in 14 games (13 starts) as a rookie... Intercepted his first career pass (Bobby Hebert) at Atl. (9/22).

COLLEGE: Dawkins was a three-year starter at Clemson University, where he totaled 234 career tackles and 11 interceptions... Earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors three times for the Tigers... Named a second-team All-American as a senior after tying for the conference lead with six interceptions.

PERSONAL: Dawkins earned all-state recognition at Raines County High School in Jacksonville, Fla., where he led his team to 30 consecutive wins... Inducted into the Raines High School Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Clemson University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009... Named South Carolina Professional Athlete of the Year for 2008... Won the Byron “Whizzer” White Award in 2009 that is presented annually to the NFL player who serves his team, comfinished munity and country in the spirit of Byron “Whizzer” White... One of three finalists for the 2008 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award… Selected by United Way as a spokesman for its Live United campaign in 2009... Recognized as the “2008 Father of the Year” by the American Diabetes Association for his dedication to his family and his community work... Serves as a spokesman for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation... Works closely with the Burn Prevention Foundation, hosting an annual golf tournament to raise awareness and funds for
its programs... Teams up with the Denver Post to create an award given each week during the season to a local high school football player who demonstrates strong commitment to and accomplishment in sports and in the classroom, character off the field an an ability to overcome adversity with the winner receiving tickets to a Broncos game... Selected by his teammates as the 2005 Eagles Man of the Year for his charitable work and was
honored by the NFLPA with the Fans' Choice Award... Accompanied NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue to Germany for World Bowl 14 in 2006 and visited troops stationed there during his visit... Has collected over 200 X-Men comic books and owns more than 20 Wolverine figures... Received a bachelor's degree in education at Clemson... Married to his high school sweetheart, Connie, and the couple has four children: Brian Jr., Brionni and twin daughters Chonni and Cionni... Brian Dawkins was born Oct. 13, 1973, in Jacksonville, Fla.

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