Nine-time Pro Bowl safety Brian Dawkins is joining ESPN as an NFL analyst, appearing on shows including "SportsCenter," "NFL Live," "Audibles" and "NFL32."
Dawkins (throwing out the first pitch at a Philadelphia Phillies game, left) will debut on "Audibles" on Thursday, Sept. 13 alongside Keyshawn Johnson, Jerry Rice and Marcellus Wiley.
Dawkins, who retired from professional football in the spring, played 16 NFL seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles (1996-2008) and Denver Broncos (2009-11). He was part of the NFL’s 2000s All-Decade Team and the Eagles’ 75th Anniversary Team, and started for the Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX and in four consecutive NFC Championship games.
Dawkins joins ESPN as his former Eagles teammate, defensive end Hugh Douglas, moves from his analyst role to become a permanent co-host of ESPN2’s "Numbers Never Lie."