Thursday, September 25, 2008

BDawk is NFC Defensive POW

The veteran safety had 10 tackles, a sack, a tackle for a loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the Eagles’ 15-6 win over Pittsburgh. 

Dawkins played in his 170th career game with Philadelphia, passing Pro Football Hall of Famer CHUCK BEDNARIK and moving into second place in franchise history.  The game also marked the 100th Eagles victory Dawkins has played in (92 regular season, eight postseason).  The 13-year veteran led a defense that held the Steelers to 180 total yards, including just 33 rushing yards.  The Eagles recorded nine sacks, forced three turnovers and posted a safety.  Philadelphia held Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to 131 passing yards on 25 attempts, the lowest total of his career in games with at least 22 attempts, and held running back Willie Parker to 20 yards on 13 carries, his lowest total in games with at least 12 carries. 

In his 13th year from Clemson, this is Dawkins’ third career Player of the Week Award.  He was also honored in Week 4 of 2002 and Week 15 of 2006.  Dawkins is now tied for the most Defensive Player of the Week Awards in franchise history with SETH JOYNER, LITO SHEPPARD, CLYDE SIMMONS and Pro Football Hall of Famer REGGIE WHITE.

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