Matt Lombardo

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Eagles legendary safety Brian Dawkins was enshrined into the 2018 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, according to a report from Mike Elis of 9News in Denver.

The Hall of Fame class will officially be announced Saturday evening, one night before Super Bowl LII between the Eagles and New England Patriots in Minneapolis, Minn.

Dawkins spent the first 13 years of his NFL career with the Eagles, and made nine Pro Bowls, was a five-time first-team All-Pro, and led the Eagles to five NFC Championship Games and one Super Bowl appearance in 2004.

Finishing his career with a total of 778 tackles, 26 sacks, 37 interceptions, 36 forced fumbles and scored three touchdowns, Dawkins revolutionized how the safety position was utilized during the modern era as he was just as feared in coverage as he was in the box against the run or rushing the passer.

Prior to being elected into the Hall of Fame, Dawkins had previously been named to the Eagles' 75th anniversary team, the Eagles' Hall of Fame, and has had his No. 20 retired by the team.

One of the most popular players to ever wear an Eagles uniform, Dawkins was hired as a member of the Eagles' personnel department in 2016 and has frequently been seen on the field helping coach the team's defensive backs both during OTAs, training camp, and practices during the past two regular seasons.

Dawkins becomes the 20th Hall of Famer to have worn an Eagles uniform.

In 2009, Dawkins signed as a free agent with the Denver Broncos, where he played the final three years of his NFL career.

A true Warrior if there ever was one !