Broncos Safety Brian Dawkins Announces Retirement from NFL

DENVER - SEPTEMBER 19: Safety Brian Dawkins #20 of the Denver Broncos celebrates his interception in the first half against the Seattle Seahawks at INVESCO Field at Mile High on September 19 2010 in Denver Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)


From Brian Dawkins' official Twitter page:

"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 played in the NFL from 1996-2011, including three seasons here with the Denver Broncos. He finished his career in Denver with 332 tackles, five sacks, and three interceptions. Dawkins suffered a career-threatening and likely career-ending injury this past season.

During his time in the NFL, Dawkins became known as "Weapon-X," and is one of the most beloved players in Philadelphia Eagles history. More than a great player, Dawkins is known as a great person and teammate. He was a leader for the Broncos, and had a huge impact on the defense in his time in Denver.

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