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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

September 12th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Brian Dawkins

 (Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today’s photo is of Brian Dawkins, who lettered for Clemson at strong safety from 1992-1995.

Dawkins was a three-year starter at free safety for finishing his career with 247 tackles and 11 interceptions. He was a 2nd team All-American selection as a senior when his team-high six interceptions tied him for the conference lead.

He was named the first-team strong safety on Clemson's all-centennial team in 1995 and was selected to their Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009.

Dawkins was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 1996 NFL Draft out of Clemson and played for Philadelphia until his release in 2009. Dawkins then signed with the Denver Broncos, where he played until his contract expired at the end of the 2011 season.

On April 23, 2012, Dawkins announced his retirement after 16 NFL seasons. A nine-time Pro Bowl selection, Dawkins is a member of the Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team, the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team and the 20/20 Club (20 sacks, 20 interceptions).

Dawkins will be eligible for induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017

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