Dawkins could very well be the best player to ever dawn the midnight green.
Dawkins was originally selected in the second round (No. 61 overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft out of Clemson. In 13 seasons with the Eagles, Dawkins recorded 898 combined tackles, 21 sacks, 32 forced fumbles, 97 pass deflections and 34 interceptions.
As the undisputed leader of the elite Eagles defenses that dominated throughout the late 90’s and 2000’s, it’s pretty fair to assume that the Eagles’ trophy case would be far more empty than it already is without No. 20.
In November, Dawkins was asked about his connection with the Eagles fanbase. His response was as genuine as it gets.
Dawkins was snubbed from the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in favor of a kicker, but it’s only a matter of time before his time comes.