==Biography==Brian Patrick Dawkins Sr. (born October 13, 1973 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American football player who currently plays free safety for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. Dawkins attended Clemson University, starting as strong safety for three years. He is widely considered to be one of the best safeties in the NFL. Selected four times to play in the Pro Bowl, Dawkins is infamous for his bone-crushing hits on opposing players, most notably Michael Vick and Alge Crumpler. On April 28, 2003, Dawkins was awarded with a seven-year contract from the Philadelphia Eagles
While attending Raines High School in Jacksonville, Florida, Dawkins was an All-State selection, and helped lead his team to 30 consecutive victories.
Dawkins is married to his high school sweetheart, Connie. Together, they have two children, Brian, Jr. and Brionni. Dawkins is also a devoted Christian and an inspirational leader on his team. Philadelphia fans often fondly refer to Dawkins as Wolverine or Weapon X for his fearless attitude and intense style of play. He is also known as the "Idiot Man" because of his transformation from a quiet and peaceful man to an extremely energetic and fiery player on game days. Also referred to as B-Dawk as an abbreviation for his name. During the offseason, he trains with Ultimate Fighting champion, Tim "Obake" Catalfo
Dawkins is now ranked ninth on the Eagles' all-time games played list (141 He's one of only 4 player in NFL history to record at least 28 interception and at least 17 sacks.
Pro Football Weekly 2005 NFL Preview's analysis of Dawkins: "A decapitator in the open field, Dawkins moves with ease, changing direction and covering like a cornerback. Because of his versatility and intelligence, Dawkins is the key to the Philadelphia defense. He's never out of position, always in front of the play and has closing speed to make plays in front of him and in his periphery."
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