Schuylkill Valley Sports, based in Boyertown, PA, said former
Philadelphia Eagles safety Brian Dawkins will remain its official
spokesperson. Dawkins now plays for the Denver Broncos.
“For the past five years, Schuylkill Valley Sports has had the great
fortune of having Brian Dawkins as our official spokesperson,” said
Schuylkill Valley Marketing Manager, Phil Baumgardner. “In that time it
has been our privilege to get to know him on a personal level. We truly
feel that Brian embodies all of the values that Schuylkill Valley
Sports believes in and wishes to project to our valued customers. His
intensity, dedication, professionalism and outstanding character
exemplify all that is good in sports today. He is an indisputable
inspiration to athletes of all ages.
“We are extremely pleased that, despite the geographical challenges,
Brian will continue as our spokesperson. We wish Brian and his family
only the best of fortune in this transitional time.”
In a TV promotion for Schuylkill Valley Sports Dawkins expressed, “Sports taught me how to be a team player. It builds character. You
gain a respect for people. You have to learn how to work with other
people. If you are given you need to give back and thats what I
believe Family values are important to me, and thats why I teamed up
with Schuylkill Valley Sports.”
Dawkins, a second-round draft pick of the Eagles in 1996, spent 13
years of his professional career with the team before moving to the
Broncos earlier this year as an unrestricted free agent for a reported
five-year, $17 million dollar deal and was one of three finalists for
the NFLs “Man of the Year” award. During his tenure as an Eagle, he
racked up seven Pro Bowl selections joining Hall of Famers Chuck
Bednarik and Reggie White as the only three players in team history to
earn seven Pro Bowl selections.
Additionally Dawkins became the first player in NFL history to record a
sack, an interception, a fumble return, and a touchdown reception in a
single game versus the Houston Texans in 2002 and played in a
franchise-record 18 playoff games.
Selected by his teammates in 2005 as the Eagles Man of the Year for
his charitable work, Dawkins is also the regional spokesman for the
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and plays a part in the Home
Depot NFL Neighborhood MVP program which recognizes players who are
making a positive impact in their local communities.