|Brian Dawkins Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||October 13, 1973|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Brian Dawkins is an American former professional football player who played as a safety for 16 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), primarily with the Philadelphia Eagles. Considered one of the greatest safeties of all time, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018.
Brian Patrick Dawkins Sr.
Weapon X, B-Dawk, Idiotman, Wolverine
Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, United States
Brian Dawkins studied at William M. Raines High School, a historically black high school located in Jacksonville, Florida. After that, he enrolled at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina.
Former Professional Football Player
- Father – Ralph Dawkins
- Mother – Patricia Dawkins
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, he has a net worth of $18 Million.
6 ft or 183 cm
95 kg or 209.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Brian Dawkins has dated –
- Connie Kerrin – He eloped with his longtime girlfriend Connie Kerrin in the year 1994 and had a wedding ceremony with family and friends at the Palm Beach Breakers Hotel in July 2009. Talking about their marriage, he once stated, “I went to college at Clemson, and she (Connie) transferred there my second year, after one year at Jacksonville University. The night before going back to school our junior year, I asked her to marry me. Her grandfather gave us $100. Fifty-nine dollars for my ring and $41 for hers—and we eloped. We went to the Justice of the Peace.” He was in junior high school when he first met his future wife Connie and they eventually started dating while attending William M. Raines High School where she was a majorette while he played football and basketball. She gave birth to their twin daughters Chonni and Cionni in early 2007 as the twins were born two months premature. The children eventually regained their health and Connie and Brian also have 2 more children named Brian Jr. and Brionni. Brian Jr. has played for the Clemson Tigers as a cornerback.
Race / Ethnicity
Salt and Pepper
Aggressive style of play
He has stated that his faith has helped him with depression and suicidal thoughts. During his NFL Hall of Fame speech, he said, “Thank you, Heavenly Father. Thank you, Heavenly Father, for blessing me with the sense to understand that I did not do everything by myself … You have guided me the whole way, orchestrated my life … You stayed faithful to me, and I cannot wait to see what You’re going to do with me next.”
Brian Dawkins Facts
- He spent his childhood years growing up in Jacksonville, Florida.
- He played with the Clemson Tigers football team and finished his career with 247 tackles and 11 interceptions.
- In 1995, Brian Dawkins received first-team All-ACC Honors and was selected by the Associated Press and Sporting News as a second-team All-American as a senior when his team-high six interceptions tied him for the conference lead. He was inducted into Clemson’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009.
- In the 1996 NFL Draft, he was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round as the 61st overall.
- Brian Dawkins went on to make his professional regular-season debut in 1996 in the Philadelphia Eagles‘ season-opener at the Washington Redskins. He made one tackle in his team’s 17–14 victory.
- In 2002, he became the first player in NFL history to make a sack, an interception, recover a fumble, and have a touchdown reception in a single game.
- Clemson University established the Brian Dawkins Lifetime Achievement Award on January 11, 2013, in order to annually honor a former Clemson player for their performance on the field, contributions to leadership, and community service.
- Brian Dawkins is the first player in NFL history to record at least 30 interceptions and 30 forced fumbles in a career.
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