A Hall of Fame player at a position where it is tough to get in, Dawkins finished his career with 37 interceptions, 36 forced fumbles and 26 sacks — a sign of just how often he made game-changing plays. The memories of big plays that fans have are endless. The big hit on Alge Crumpler, flying in to bat the ball away from Ben Rothlisberger, the interception of Brett Favre in the playoffs and the touchdown against the Houston Texans are just a few of the big plays Dawkins made during his time in midnight green.
Despite all of the memorable plays, it is who Dawkins was as a person during his time with the Eagles that likely landed him so high on this list.
Perhaps the most popular player in the history of the Eagles franchise, Dawkins is what Philly fans want their players to be — elite, tough, physical and plays every snap like it might be his last. He seemed to care just as much as the fans in the stands did about winning. It isn’t a coincidence that even now there are more No. 20 jerseys in the stands at Lincoln Financial Field than any player currently on the team.