JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – On Saturday former Raines High School star Brian Dawkins came up just short making the Pro Football Hall of Fame. According to WJXT-TV Sports Director Sam Kouvaris, who is a hall of fame voter, Dawkins did make it into the top 10.
After the leaving the Vikings, Dawkins spent three years as the starting free safety for Clemson. He received first-team All-ACC Honors in 1995 and was a named a 2nd team All-American by the Associated Press and Sporting News as a second-team All-American as a senior.
Dawkins was a second round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1996. He would start at free safety for 13-years in Philadelphia. Over the course of his 16-year NFL career, Dawkins was named to the Pro Bowl nine times. He was also a first team All-Pro selection four times and was named to the 2nd team All-Pro an additional two times. Dawkins was also named to the NFL’s 2000s All-Decade Team.
He finished his career with 1,131 tackles, 37 interceptions and 28 forced fumbles.
Morton Anderson, Terrell Davis, Jason Taylor, LaDanian Tomlinson, and Kurt Warner will make up the class of 2017 for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.