Happy birthday, Brian Dawkins. The legendary Philadelphia Eagles safety turned 42 years old today on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
A nice birthday gift for Dawkins would be the announcement of his rightful induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He certainly deserves it. It should really only be a matter of time.
Brian Burke of Advanced Football Analytics notes that Dawkins is the No. 1 safety in both +Expected Points Added (EPA) and +Win Probability Added. Dawkins ranks tied for 77th of all-time players with a total of 140 Approximate Value (AV). Dawkins finished his career with nine Pro Bowl honors along with six All-Pro team honors.
In honor of Dawkins' birthday, here are some videos that you will definitely want to watch. You're welcome in advance.