Brian Dawkins is officially in the Pro Football Hall Of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Watch his speech below.
Earlier in the day he went on social media and asked for people to pray for him so he could get his voice back. He got it back just enough for his 22 minute speech. He spoke to his family, the coaches in his career who helped him get to this point and he spoke on his depression and love for the Philly fans.
On suffering with depression
There’s a purpose for my pain……I suffer from depression. I went through it mightily my rookie year. I’ve suffered through suicidal thoughts and I wasn’t just suffering through suicidal thoughts, I was planning how I would actually kill myself so my wife would get the money.
On the Eagles fans
I know some of you drove all the way from Philly. I have a good understanding that you don’t have money just to waste so that means that you put hard earned money that you could be saving to come out here and celebrate with your boy. So thank you for loving me the way I love you back