Brian Dawkins, one of the best NFL safeties ever, just announced his retirement. The nine-time Pro-Bowl selection spent the last three seasons as a Denver Bronco, but Philly fans will remember him as one of their own, manning the Eagles' gridiron between 1996 and 2008.
Dawkins was selected in the second round of the 1996 NFL Draft out of Clemson by the Eagles. He would become their starting free safety in his rookie year.
It was the beginning of a long and distinguished career in Philly which saw Dawkins play 183 games as an Eagle racking up 21 sacks, 34 INTs and 898 tackles.
For his entire NFL career he had 26 sacks, 37 INTs and 1,131 tackles.
As a former captain and defensive team leader, seeing the Eagles reach the Super Bowl in 2004, in addition to multiple NFC Championship game trips, I don't see how Philadelphia could not entertain retiring jersey number 20 in Dawkins honor.