Brian Dawkins, the long-time Philadelphia Eagles safety who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer, is leaving his full-time job as a football operations executive in the front office of the football team.
The Eagles announced Dawkins will remain with the organization as a consultant, “while also pursuing other endeavors including entrepreneurship and philanthropy,” writes John George in the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Dawkins played in the National Football League for 15 seasons, 13 of which he spent with the Eagles.
He finished his Eagles career in 2008 as the franchise’s all-time leader in games played (183) and interceptions (34). His career totals of 26 sacks and 37 interceptions make him one of five players in NFL history to record at least 30 interceptions and 20 sacks.
“Brian Dawkins will always be a Philadelphia Eagle,” the organization said in a statement.
“We greatly appreciate all of Brian’s contributions to our football operations department over the last two seasons and we are excited that he will continue to help us going forward. As an NFL Hall of Famer and a Philadelphia Eagles legend, Brian is able to provide valuable perspective and draw on his extensive experience in the NFL while working in our front office. Our doors will always be open to him and we will support him in anything he does – both professionally and personally – as he continues his post-playing career.”
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