By Michael Donovan
Legendary Eagles safety Brian Dawkins and great wide receiver Terrell Owens are among the 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced last night.
Dawkins spent the first 13 years of his 16-year career with the Eagles before finishing with the Denver Broncos. Ge made nine Pro Bowls and was named first-team All-Pro four times. This is his first year of eligibility.
“It’s a blessing to be mentioned among the names of so many other guys who have made it this far, let alone to be hopefully in the Hall of Fame someday,” said Dawkins, via the Eagles.
“I don’t take these things for granted. I understand the plight of safeties [in respect to the Hall of Fame]. To make it this far in my first year, it’s a tremendous, tremendous honor.”
Dawkins finished his career with close to 900 tackles, 37 interceptions and 26 sacks.
This is Owens’ second consecutive year as a finalist. Playing for the San Francisco 49ers, Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals over his 15-year career, Owens is No. 2 all-time in receiving yards (15,934) and ranks third in receiving touchdowns (153).