PHILADELPHIA (AP/WTXF) - Legendary Philadelphia Eagles safety Brian Dawkins has been selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the 2018 class.
Dawkins was selected in the second round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the Eagles and went on to play 13 seasons with the Eagles before playing three more with the Denver Broncos.
Dawkins, always a leader in the locker room and on the field, finished his career with 26 sacks, 37 interceptions and 36 forced fumbles. He also recorded two defensive touchdowns and a receiving touchdown that he scored on a fake punt.
Nicknamed Weapon X, Dawkins was known for his rabid demeanor and bone crunching hits on the field and his professional and caring personality off the field.
Dawkins was selected to the Pro Bowl nine times, and was named First Team All-Pro five times.
The Eagles have since retired Dawkins' number 20 jersey.