Meet Philly Eagles legend and NFL Hall of Famer, Brian Dawkins, at a special book signing event for his new memoir, “Blessed By the Best”. This will be your exclusive chance to meet Weapon X as he personally signs your copy at Chickie's & Pete's South Philly.
Pre-order now to guarantee your copy as a very limited number of books will be available for purchase the day of. Orders will be available for pick up Monday, Nov. 1 at the signing*.
About the Book
Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, Brian Dawkins’ life story is one of constant renewal and rebirth. Often the underdog and challenged by mental health struggles early in his career, he could have easily been pulled down the wrong path. Instead, the guiding presence of his family, friends and faith served as a constant beacon of light along his path to becoming one of the most feared competitors in the NFL and an exclusive member of the NFL Hall of Fame.
This book is about adapting, overcoming and conquering the challenges life throws at you by looking at pain and discomfort from a more enlightened perspective. It will leave you inspired and motivated to perform at the highest level possible, whether that’s on the field or away from it.
50% of the net proceeds received by Brian from book sales will be pledged to the Brian Dawkins Impact Foundation to help support mental wellness, financial literacy and family assistance programs.
"Blessed by the Best" is a journey into the life of someone who inspired me to never settle for being mediocre. Brian Dawkins' aim in life has always been to be better than those around him physically, mentally and spiritually. Brian was not only an incredible football player but an awesome friend, and his faith and drive are electric and contagious. "Blessed by the Best" is a must read and will surely motivate you in all areas of your life." ---- Brian Westbrook, two-time Pro Bowl halfback with the Eagles and San Francisco, 2002-10
About the Author
Brian Dawkins entered the NFL in the second round of the 1996 draft and has since achieved 1,131 tackles, 37 achieved passes, 26 recorded sacks and 19 fumble recoveries, which has earned him a place in the NFL Hall of Fame. Out of his 16 career seasons, Dawkins spent 13 with the Eagles before signing as an unrestricted free agent with the Denver Broncos in 2008. Despite the team change, Dawkins still holds several team records for the Eagles, and as of 2012 his jersey number 20 has become one of only nine to be retired in the history of the franchise.
Michael Bradley is a writer, broadcaster and professor who lives in suburban Philadelphia. He has written for numerous national publications, and he has authored 32 books, including Big Games: College Football's Greatest Rivalries. Bradley has appeared on TV and radio networks across the country, including ESPN and NFL Network. He is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Communication at Villanova University.
*No additional items may be brought for signing