HALL OF FAME
and he presented to his wife, Connie,
a gold veil to wear to match his Hall of
Dawkins was on top of his game
speaking from the heart, and at the
20-minute, 30-second mark, he made the
crowd go berserk.
“And finally,” he said, “let’s talk about
these Eagles fans. I know some of you
drove all the way from Philly to be here.
You put some hard work and money into
being here to celebrate with your boy.
Thank you for everything.”
“Bri-AN Daw-KINS. Bri-AN Daw-KINS.
Dawkins appeared backstage 10
minutes after he finished a photo
opportunity with his bust and he took a
few moments to talk about the fans,
“They know how much they meant,”
he says. “I can’t come up with any more
adjectives to say how much I love those
It was a gameday for Dawkins. That’s
how it felt. Dawkins, again, left everything
he had on that stage. It was an epic
performance, perfect for the moment.
Dawkins finished his post-speech
interview as fans, on the other side of the
fence, sang at the top of their lungs the
Eagles Fight Song and chanted his name
and drowned out anything coming from
Dawkins’ mouth. It was the perfect ending
to a perfect night as a world of Eagles fans
celebrated the moment with the greatness
that is Brian Dawkins.
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