Brian Dawkins will receive two rings when 2018 season kicks off

PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 18: Quarterback Donovan McNabb
PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 18: Quarterback Donovan McNabb /

Former Eagles safety Brian Dawkins will finally get a Super Bowl ring to go along with the one he gets for being elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

When former Philadelphia Eagles safety Brian Dawkins wasn’t elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame a season ago, it was viewed by many as a travesty. To his credit, he handled things as classy as he could. Still, anyone who followed his career or cheered for him wasn’t going to be able to accept the fact that he wasn’t a first-ballot Hall of Fame inductee. Well, as of the first weekend in February, we’ve learned he will get his Hall of Fame ring. That’s not all though Eagles fans. He’ll also be getting some other hardware (more on that in a sec).

Dawkins was a second-round selection of the Eagles in 1996. From that day until 2008, all he did was etch his name into the hearts of Eagles fans everywhere. To some, ‘Dawk’ is their favorite Eagle of all time. It was his passion and the way he played the game. When his career in Philly was over, he had constructed one of the most impressive resumes of all time at his position.

Let’s look at the resume.

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When ‘Weapon X’s’ career in Philly was over, he had started in 182 of the 183 games he appeared in. He was voted to the NFL Pro Bowl nine times. He was a five-time First Team All-Pro. Dawkins is also a member of the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame, and his number 20 has been retired.

For his career, he’s amassed 778 tackles, including 26 sacks (from the safety position). He corralled 37 interceptions, forced 36 fumbles and scored three touchdowns. He spent the last few years of his career with the Denver Broncos, but make no mistake. He’ll always be remembered as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. When his playing days were over, the Eagles named him an executive of football operations for player development.

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Thanks to his position with the team, he’ll not only receive a ring for his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He’ll receive a Super Bowl ring as well. Most Eagles fans would have rather seen him win one in his playing days, but knowing that he gets one now still should give Eagles fans a reason to smile.

Truthfully, he deserves it.