Brian Dawkins selects Troy Vincent as his Pro Football HOF presenter

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 08: Brian Dawkins /

When it was all said and done, former Eagles safety Brian Dawkins selected a former teammate to introduce him at the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony.

It’s something about former teammates. That’s even true for those of us who weren’t quite skilled enough to make our way into an NFL locker room. For those that have, they often create bonds that will carry on for the rest of their adult lives. We can go ahead and add former Philadelphia Eagles safety Brian Dawkins and former team corner Troy Vincent to that conversation.

They got to know each other quite well as they lined up game after game for an Eagles secondary that also included Bobby Taylor. When it was time for Brian Dawkins to make a decision on who would present him at the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony, he decided that person should be Vincent.

Take a look at ‘Dawk’ as he spoke on the topic.

Vincent was a four-year veteran who was added to the Eagles roster via free agency in 1996. Dawkins was drafted that same season, 61st-overall, and in the second round of that year’s draft. According to Dawkins, Vincent “..almost from day one, he kind of, not kind of, took me under his wing of becoming a professional, not just a football player, but a professional. The detail that he went through (was) meticulous of how he played the position of cornerback. (That was) the same way that he lived his life.”

The former Eagles safety also spoke on the bond the two share privately.

Take a look:

"He’s a guy that I can call at any time, any time of night, and tell him 100 percent raw what’s going on with me, and I know he’s not going to judge me. It’s not going to leave his lips to anybody else, and the most important thing for me, as a man of faith, is that I know he’s going to pray with me. All those things combined is the reason why Troy is the perfect guy to introduce me into the Hall of Fame."

Enough said.