Brian Dawkins emotional after talking about his fans

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Former Clemson standout Brian Dawkins was named as a semifinalist for the NFL's Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

"Honored...Humbled", Dawkins said on his Twitter account after hearing the news.

Dawkins had 34 interceptions, 16 fumble recoveries, 36 forced fumbles and 26 sacks in 13 outstanding years with the Philadelphia Eagles. He is one of six players in NFL history with 25 sacks and 25 interceptions.

He spoke briefly about his fans on Thursday and got emotional thinking of all the support he has received over the years.

“Man, that feeling goes both ways,” said Dawkins. “It’s a mutual thing. Like, for me to have … PHILLY! For me to have the opportunity to be in front of these fans, to give everything that I had, that meant the world to me. And the reason why I’m emotional right now is because of the amount of letters I’ve gotten, where people [are] being buried in my uniform … that’s a special connection. That’s a special connection.”

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