Posted Mon Apr 23rd by Mr.East
Did you just hear that? That was the sound of the collective “Nooooooooooo!” roaring out of Bronco Country.
After 16 seasons, Brian Dawkins has decided to retire.
Dawkins was drafted by the Eagles in the second round of the 1996 NFL Draft. Philadelphia would be home to Dawkins for 13 seasons until the Broncos signed him in free agency in 2009.
While in Denver, Dawkins played in 41 games, totaling 233 tackles, 5 sacks, 22 passes defended, 3 interceptions, and 4 forced fumbles.
Dawkins announced his retirement via Twitter, but 140 characters could not do the job.
The Lord has blessed me to play in the NFL for 16 years. I would like to thank the Eagles & the Broncos 4 believing In me. I would like 2 thank all my teammates & Coaches that I have been blessed 2 go to battle with. Along with u, the fans 4 helping make my career 1 that i have enjoyed tremendously. In other words. I am announcing my retirement from the NFL. #BBTB
Dawkins has been a force in the Denver secondary, and he will sorely be missed.